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Smurfit Kappa opts for ANT Telecom’s lone worker solution

Smurfit Kappa Group plc, a FTSE 100 company in the corrugated and paper packaging industry has rolled out ANT’s lone worker protection system across all 19 of its UK sites.

ANT Telecom has been working with Smurfit Kappa since 2011 and initially provided lone worker ...

Innserve opts for Panasonic TOUGHBOOK tablets

Innserve, a company specialising in the supply, installation and maintenance of beer and soft drinks dispense systems is rolling out Panasonic TOUGHBOOK L1 Android tablets to its 400 technicians across the UK.

The company chose the devices due to their rugged and ...



GasTech boosts productivity with cloud-based mobile working

GasTech, a nationwide supplier of heating and cooling systems and services has deployed mobile working and tracking technology from BigChange as part of its new cloud-based management system.

The company’s engineers have been issued with rugged tablets that allow them ...

Report: current UK spectrum model won’t do for 5G

A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to spectrum will not suffice during the roll-out of 5G, according to a paper published this week by the University of Surrey. The report was authored in collaboration with the university’s partners from the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, ...

New executive vice president on board at BigChange

Leeds-based mobile workforce technology company BigChange has appointed French transportation and technology industry figure Frederic Dupeyron to spearhead the company’s expansion in mainland Europe.

Dupeyron – who has served as a non-executive director at BigChange ...

Big change at BigChange

Mobile workforce technology company BigChange has acquired Labyrinth Logistics Consulting and Trace Systems. The latter provides fleet, garage and workshop solutions, while the former is a supply chain and logistics consultancy.

Speaking of the deals, Martin Port, ...

Survey: MNOs expect 5G to create enterprise opportunities

A survey commissioned by Amdocs reports that nearly 80 per cent of European mobile network operators (MNOs) expect the introduction of 5G to create new revenue opportunities with enterprise customers.

It also finds that 34 per cent of MNOs are planning to offer ...

Comms distributor teams-up with Red Box

Communications equipment distributor Nimans has formed a partnership with Red Box, adding the latter’s voice capture platform to its offering. Nimans will also offer “value added applications and services,” including speech-to-text transcription, which it claims will “help to ...


Vodafone launches self-optimising mobile plan for businesses

Vodafone has today (6 December) launched Business Optimiser, which it claims is the UK’s first self-optimising mobile payment plan and is available to organisations with more than 250 employees.

It has been developed because businesses’ requirements vary from month to ...

Facial recognition billboards' European roll-out

Digital billboard solution Bidooh has partnered with companies based in the Czech Republic and Romania, to roll-out 3,000 of its live advertising screens across eastern Europe.

The platform enables businesses to create an advert via the use of an app, which is then ...

Networking company’s financial help for clients

Ruckus Networks has announced the world-wide launch of a financial services programme designed to help customers invest in the latest hardware, software and professional services.

The financing options on offer as part of the scheme include leasing, zero percent ...

Dublin to receive bandwidth boost

Colt Technology Services is expanding its Colt IQ Network in Dublin.

The project will see an additional 150 kilometers of fibre laid across the city, with the intention of providing increased bandwidth optimised to 100 Gbps. Speaking of the rationale behind the move, ...

O2 partners with pureLiFi

Mobile network provider O2 is trialing the use of LiFi at its headquarters in Slough.

The trial, which is being carried out in collaboration with pureLiFi, involves the deployment of a number of LED lightbulbs in order to send broadband data. This will be carried out ...


iMend.com: mobile phones for business use soon need repairs

According to iMend.com, a UK mobile phone repair company, the average business owned device only lasts 3-6 months, before needing a new screen or rear housing and after 12-18 months requires a new battery and/or a replacement charging port.

It adds that some ...

Outdoor WiFi access point launched

Cambium Networks has launched what it calls an “advanced enterprise class outdoor WiFi access point for enterprise and industrial campuses.”

The cloud-managed product – which is known as the cnPilot e700 – provides Gigabit throughput, and 802.11ac Wave 2 connectivity ...

Online heavyweight joins DSA

Amazon has become the newest charter member of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), alongside Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Nominet and Adaptrum.

The DSA describes itself as a “global, cross-industry alliance focused on increasing dynamic access to unused radio ...

Khan sets out plan to make London the world’s smartest city

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today (11 June) published his vision to make London the world’s smartest city and launched a city-wide initiative to use the capital’s tech talent to tackle some of its challenges – including poor air quality, urban design and digital ...

First London City premises connects to Openreach FTTP

BT Openreach's Fibre First programme has connected to its first office building in the City of London, 21 Whitefriars Street. According to the Corporation of London, 12,000 more buildings will be given access to the fibre-to-the-premises service across the course of this year. ...

Banking sector voices data security concerns

Industry consultant Turner Little has reported that data security is currently the highest priority for the banking sector. Other key aims include to ‘implement a digital transformation plan,’ taking into account technology such as AI, augmented reality, biometrics and use of ...

Pervacio’s Midlands move

Mobile device specialist Pervacio has opened a new technology hub in Birmingham, having moved from Coventry.

The role of the new facility, according to Pervacio, will be to develop “existing partnerships and build new relationships.” The move was prompted by the ...

Colt Technology partners with Google

Connectivity specialist Colt Technology Services has announced its support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service enabling users to engage with the Google Cloud platform from any location.

According to the company, the Partner Interconnect product provides a ...
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