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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 ...

Milton Keynes receives £40 million broadband investment

Vodaphone and CityFibre are rolling out full fibre broadband infrastructure across Milton Keynes. The work is taking place as part of the latter company’s FTTP (fibre to the premises) programme, and will involve an investment of around £40 million.

Milton Keynes is ...

Study suggests contrasting global attitudes to cloud safety

Figures released by digital security company Gemalto have revealed a marked difference in attitude across countries when it comes to storing information in the cloud.

Findings suggest that on average only around 40 per cent of the data stored in the cloud across the ...

New social care app saves time and paper

KareInn, a social care app, is allowing carers to digitally view a patient’s medical records in real time.

According to the company, records are provided by care homes themselves. The solution uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology with client data “securely ...

Report identifies rail passenger connectivity options

LS telcom UK has published a report exploring possibilities for improving digital connectivity for rail customers.

The research document - which was commissioned by the Rail Safety and Standards Board on behalf of the Future Communications and Positioning Systems ...

Government promises improved broadband connectivity on trains

The UK government has announced its intention to “dramatically improve” broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to mainline rail passengers by 2025.

Proposals laid out by the Department for Transport include the potential roll-out of masts, as well as fibre optic cables ...

3i Infrastructure's major WIG investment

3i Infrastructure plc has announced plans to increase its investment in the Wireless Infrastructure Group to the tune of £186 million. The transaction will see 3i become WIG’s sole institutional shareholder, having acquired the entire stake of current investor Barings.


Ultrafast broadband pilot arrives in Bath

Openreach has completed the latest roll-out of its Gfast broadband technology, in Bath. The company claims that the solution is capable of providing download speeds of up to 330Mbps, which is seven times the national average.

According to Openreach, Gfast is now ...

BT’s InLinkUK public Wi-Fi access points are coming to Leeds

Christmas shoppers in Leeds are the first people outside of London to benefit from free ultrafast Wi-Fi and calls via new street units called InLinkUK from BT

The units offer Wi-Fi speeds of up to one gigabit per second (1Gbps), as well as free phone calls to UK ...
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