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Nokia: IoT botnet activity up 33% since 2016

According to Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report 2019, IoT (Internet of Things) botnet activity accounted for 78 per cent of malware detection events in communication service provider (CSP) networks in 2018. This is up from the 33 per cent seen in 2016, when IoT botnets were ...

Delivery partners chosen for major UK police IT project

Deloitte and BT have been confirmed as suppliers for the UK police national enabling programmes (NEP), as well as the burgeoning police national management centre (NMC).

Deloitte has been selected as the ‘client delivery partner,’ providing a range of services to ...

Heathrow upgrades communications management

Heathrow has appointed airport technology specialist SITA to provide support to its communication network. This includes more than 12,000 telephones, 150,000 LAN connections, 1,900 radios and more than 3,500 WLAN access points across its campus.

According to Heathrow, ...


Semi-autonomous barges to cut traffic congestion in Dutch city

Dell EMC and Nokia have become lead technology partners in a public-private smart city initiative to help the Dutch City of Delft reduce truck congestion in its centre using semi-autonomous, hydrogen-powered barges in existing waterways for ‘last mile’ transportation.


Drone company recruits renowned management consultant

UAV specialist Drone Major Group has appointed Jonothan Davey as its director of strategy. It is a new position which, according to the company, reflects the "transformational impact that drone technology is beginning to have globally."

Davey has over 18 years of ...

Budget 2018: what does it mean for telecoms?

Land Mobile looks at the budget’s implications including the additional funding for fibre and R&D, along with the measures that could indirectly stimulate demand for two-way radio.

As part of the government’s strategy to ensure a nationwide full fibre network by 2033 ...


Tractor-car communication demonstrated at ETSI event

Wireless communications between a John Deere tractor and a car over a communications platform from Sensivov are being demonstrated at ETSI’s annual IoT event in Sophia this week.

The exhibit shows how the two vehicles can communicate, giving visual and sound signals ...

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 ...

Finalists revealed for ageing innovations awards

The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) and Just Group have announced the shortlisted entrants of the Innovating for Ageing initiative, several of which include wireless communications solutions.

There were initially 77 entrants to the competition, which aims ...

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, ...

Mayor: London to become “global test-bed”

Eight London-based tech firms have received financial backing from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in relation to their work around social and environmental issues

The money - £15,000 to each company – was awarded as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. It will ...

Large scale IoT certification initiative launched

The Wi-SUN Alliance has got underway with its FAN (field area network) certification programme

According to the organisation, the programme will certify devices for use by utilities, city developers, as well as service providers, in order to “simplify and support ...

oneM2M boosts IoT 3GPP interworking with new release

oneM2M has published Release 3, its third set of specifications for its global IoT interoperability standard, which it states includes dramatically enhanced 3GPP interworking and new capabilities to unlock value in industrial and smart home applications.

The ...

Comms innovation power list published

Industry organisation the GSMA has published a list of the “world’s most promising growth-stage companies,” to identify the next generation of connectivity and digital services. It is called the ‘GSMA 100.’

According to the organisation, those on the list were chosen ...

Visual impairment accessibility app launched in the US

US company RightHear has developed a smartphone solution to help make public buildings fully accessible to those with visual impairments and has launched it in the US.

The system uses Bluetooth beacons to provide users with real time voice cues via the use of an app. ...

Canada: LoRa enabling smart bus shelter signs in Montreal

X-TELIA, an Montreal-based LoRaWAN network operator and a LoRa Alliance member has developed a smart city solution that uses Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology in digital schedules for bus shelters in the Montreal area.

X-TELIA implemented ...

Pan-Canadian smart city roll-out

Nokia is partnering with energy management company Current to deploy smart city technology across Canada.

According to Nokia, the company will gain access to Current’s CityIQ platform, in order to “repurpose outdoor street lighting into digital infrastructure that ...

Edinburgh opts for Telensa’s wireless streetlight controls

Telensa’s smart streetlight controls will be deployed in 64,000 LED lights as part of the City of Edinburgh’s energy efficiency programme.

The company was selected by CGI Group, in an LED replacement contract run by Amey. The deployment is already underway and is ...

Trailblazing fitness wearable launched

Hungarian tech start-up HeartBit has announced what it claims is the world’s first wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor

The device, which according to the company processes around 10,000 data points a second, not only monitors the user’s heart rate but also ...

Acquisition of Finnish infrastructure giant completed

Global investment company Digital Colony has completed the acquisition of Finnish network operator Digita Oy from its current owner First State Investments.

Based in Helsinki, Digita is one of the largest independent owner of telecom towers in the country. It is also, ...

Ericsson: 5G subscriptions to exceed a billion by 2023

The Ericsson Mobility Report has predicted that the number of 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband will exceed one billion by the end of 2023 (around 12 per cent of global subscriptions).

By that time, the report’s authors predict that close to 50 per cent ...
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