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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 ...



Home Office’s major police tech investment

The UK government has announced the latest round of Police Transformation Fund awards, pledging to hand out around £100 million to help forces improve their use of digital technology.

According to a statement from the Home Office, up to £70 million of the money will ...

WiFi access points for 'ultra high density' environments

Ruckus Networks has launched the R730, which it claims is the world's first IoT and LTE-ready 802.11ax access point, designed for stadiums, public venues, train stations and schools.

According to the company, the R730 is designed to work in concert with its other new ...

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 ...

WiFi optimisation product announced

WiFi software specialist Fontech has launched its WiFi self-organizing networks (SON) product.

The solution is designed to help operators gain full visibility of their WiFi networks through the use of real time data, as well turning access points into managed hotspots ...

Decade-old WiFi security protocol to be phased-out

The Wi-Fi Alliance has launched what it calls “the next generation of WiFi security,” Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3. The protocol will replace WPA2, which is over ten years old.

According to the organisation, WPA3 is designed to enable “more robust authentication”, as well as ...

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 ...

Gatwick rolls out monster IT network

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has updated Gatwick Airport’s IT infrastructure, a move intended to both futureproof the system and make it more tolerant to disruption.

The new meshed network – which is built on “many multiples of 40Gb connections” – is designed to ...

Vodafone acquires Liberty Global

Vodafone has announced the acquisition of Liberty Global’s cable and broadband businesses in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. According to Vodafone, the deal is worth around 18.4 billion Euro.

Discussing the agreement as part of the company's ...

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 ...

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 ...

UK AI industry to receive huge boost

The British government has launched a £1 billion collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop the country’s AI industry. The deal was announced this week by business secretary Greg Clark and digital secretary Matt Hancock.

According to the ...

Next phase of Square Mile broadband deployment completed

Cambridge Communication Systems has announced the roll-out of what it refers to as “a next-generation” small cell network in London’s Square Mile. The system includes neutral host, self-organising, 5G microwave backhaul provided by CCS Metnet.

The announcement marks ...

Free WiFi solution celebrates milestone

BT and InLinkUK have announced the deployment of the 100th unit in their joint ‘InLinkUK from BT’ free WiFi roll-out.

The most recent device - which takes the form of a large pillar positioned on the pavement - is in Wandsworth. Previous deployments have included ...


New hotel Wi-Fi connectivity product announced

Cambium Networks has launched a new cloud-managed enterprise Wi-Fi wall plate access point, the cnPilot e430W.

The solution - which supports the 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi standard - is designed to facilitate connectivity at hotels and resorts, as well as multi-dwelling ...

New guest WiFi solution announced

?Fontech has launched an upgraded guest WiFi offering. The product, according to the company, is aimed at service providers looking to target the small business segment.

The solution is comprised of an app, enabling users to “customise the guest experience.” The ...

Gatwick flies into the cloud

Gatwick is introducing what it claims is the world’s first cloud-based flight information display system used by a major airport.

The system, which is called VisionAir, is accessible across the facility from over 1,000 ‘cloud-based screens’ via a web browser. ...

Report: AI the answer following increased malware encryption

Cyber security officials are relying increasingly on automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence to defend against attacks, according to figures released by Cisco.

Cyber security officials are relying increasingly on automation, machine learning and ...


'Virtual network assistant' a world first, claims manufacturer

Self-learning wireless networks specialist Mist has launched what it claims to be world’s first AI-driven virtual network assistant (VNA) for wireless troubleshooting.

Based on the company’s AI engine - known as Marvis - the solution is intended to identify Wi-Fi ...

London Mayor’s digital comms plan

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has asked those living in the capital to share their ideas on the potential future use of digital communications technology and data.

The request follows on from last year’s announcement by Khan that he wants to transform London into ...

Industry giants’ network slicing success

Vodafone and Huawei have conducted a field trial of fixed access network slicing.

The successful test, which was carried out at Vodafone Ireland, saw separate consumer and enterprise virtual network ‘slices’ being created on a live fibre to the home (FTTH) network.The ...
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