UK Government mandates removal of Huawei by 2027

A hugely complex project...

Oliver Dowden, the UK culture secretary, has just announced in the Commons the Government’s plans to phase out the role of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. The decision has come about after serious security concerns have been raised in the US and UK.

Understanding the complexity required to build the UK networks gives us a good deal of insight into how difficult it will be to unpick what has been deployed so far. In order to keep things running whilst the extraction takes place, UK network operators will require telecoms infrastructure businesses to replace what is removed with an alternative while ensuring little or no downtime. This is not unlike changing the tyres on your car whilst driving.

One thing is certain: any company involved in the removal of Huawei equipment will have to evidence the removal and provide a full audit trial for every site visit and asset returned to the warehouse.

fissara’s experience in accurately planning, managing and scheduling activities like these will prove an enormous benefit. Our platform will support this removal programme and record, in detail, every action carried out in the office, on the road and on site. With fissara MANAGE you’ll be confident that your teams remain compliant at all times and can dynamically report on the progress of the challenge at hand with confidence.

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Are we more social when socially distanced?

Keeping your distance when on the MOVE

I don’t know about you but one of the things I will certainly remember about the UK lockdown of 2020 will be the social distancing we face each day. I’m lucky enough to live in the countryside but even here people will the cross the lane or step 2 metres into a field to let you pass. The irony is that in my little corner of the world, people have become more social the further we are required to be separated. Curtesy, friendliness and in general a willingness to help is on the increase, I really hope this is a lesson learnt and a new improved society continues long after the epidemic has passed.

We do however still face the contactless challenge in business. If we are to get the economy bouncing back quickly everything needs to change and it appears digital transformation and technology may hold some of the answers. We’re familiar with contactless payment cards, digital signatures, wireless bank transfers and making payments with a smartphone or watch but is there yet more to do? I think so…

One of our core values at fissara is “humanising” technology, I’m certain most people have sworn at “Alexa” or Google when she gets it wrong but that’s not really what we mean by humanising. We work hard to use language and interfaces in all our software that work for humans, we try our best to avoid “the computer says no” and analyse the practical application and use of the solutions we develop to ensure they work well for people.

Our latest product fissara MOVE, which seems contradictory when we are so often asked to “Please stand here!”, is helping companies in the Waste and Bulk Materials sectors to remain operational during the lockdown, providing their customers with the confidence that nothing could be more sanitary than an entirely digital solution. The global virus we are faced with is very different to those that affect computer systems. fissara MOVE supports social distancing but still delivers an outstandingly simple and human solution for the essential skip hire and waste transport businesses that continue working throughout the pandemic and social distancing we’ve become accustomed to.

Stay safe but stay sociable

Jon CEO fissara ltd