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City of London rolls out ‘fastest free UK Wi-Fi’

The City of London Corporation has launched its new gigabit Wi-Fi network, serving residents, workers and visitors to the Square Mile.

According to the corporation, the system will provide the fastest free Wi-Fi in the UK, with user speeds ranging from 50 to 180 ...

Netscout updates Wi-Fi testing tool

Netscout Systems has updated its AirCheck G2, a solution designed to help Wi-Fi professionals to address performance problems on wireless networks.

According to Netscout, the latest iteration of the technology addresses a “major challenge” in Wi-Fi testing, in the ...

Boundless teams with Mimosa to build network for ‘unreachables’

Wireless company Boundless Networks has partnered with Mimosa solutions to help construct its broadband network for ‘under-served’ areas of northern England.

The Boundless network covers 5,000 square miles, and according to the company, is the first to bring ...

DeVere group launches investment app

DeVere Group has launched an investment app to help broaden what it calls its “growing fintech proposition.”

The app – known as deVere Investment – allows clients to purchase a range of financial products including structured notes, ETFs and mutual funds. The ...


Risk solution provider broadens portfolio

Ventiv Technology has purchased risk information management system Webrisk from Effisoft SAS.

According to the company, Webrisk is designed to help risk managers oversee daily operations through mapping and evaluating various aspects of their business.Following the ...

CityFibre’s south west rollout

CityFibre is providing full-fibre connectivity for use by businesses in Cheltenham and Gloucester. The work is being carried out in partnership with ICT company Bamboo Technology Group.

According to the company, the move reflects what it calls a growing demand for ...




UCaaS expert achieves 'visionary' status

Specialist in cloud business software BroadSoft has been named as a 'visionary' in the field of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). The accolade was handed out by IT consulting firm Gartner in its September 'Magic Quadrant' report.

According to the company, ...

Econocom continues growth strategy

Digital transformation specialist Econocom has acquired an 85 per cent stake in enterprise mobility provider Jade Solutions.

According to Econocom, the move represents the next step towards fulfilling the company’s ambition of becoming a full digital services ...


Arqiva partners with Kingston-Upon-Thames

Arqiva has gained exclusive use of lampposts in the Royal Borough Kingston-Upon-Thames for the future deployment of telecoms infrastructure, including small cells and WiFi access points.

The ten-year contract will give the company access to 15,000 pieces of street ...

Gatwick staff app takes flight

The Gatwick Airport ‘community app’ has been shortlisted in several categories of the Lloyds Bank National Business and Digital Impact awards

The app, which was launched in 2016, gives staff access to real-time information about what Gatwick refers to as airport ...

Public cloud the safer option, claims report

On-premises applications are 50 per cent more likely to suffer a cyber security incident than those running on public cloud platforms, according to a report published this week by Alert Logic

The company, which itself specialises in providing security solutions for ...

UK cybersecurity recruitment set to rocket

IT recruitment will increase by 28 per cent by the end of the year, according to figures released by HR specialist Robert Walters

Demand is being driven in particular by fintech and cyber security firms, with the overwhelming majority of hiring managers – 94 per cent ...

HomeGrid Forum leadership shake-up

The HomeGrid Forum has appointed Dr Leonard Dauphinee as its president, replacing Donna Yasay

Dauphinee has worked in both hardware and software development, possessing what the organisation calls a strong background in systems engineering. He is currently vice ...

Mayor of London announces plans to boost digital connectivity

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a package of measures to boost digital connectivity across London and tackle its areas of poor connectivity – ‘not-spots’ – including the appointment of a troubleshooting ‘Not Spot Team’.

Khan also announced a City Hall ...



Major players partner on Dubai Smart City project

Dubai-based security networks provider Nedaa has signed an agreement with Nokia, designating the city as the headquarters of the latter’s new 'innovation and creativity lab'.

According to Nedaa, the facility will be the first of its kind in the region, working on ...

Openreach launches FTTP consultation

Openreach has called for greater collaboration between industry and government to help build a large-scale fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband network.

Such a network, the organisation suggests, would strengthen the UK's position as what it calls "the leading ...

Ofcom sanctions extended Wi-Fi use

Ofcom has announced its decision to extend the use of Wi-Fi to the 5.8 GHz band, allowing an additional 125MHz of spectrum.

The move follows a recent consultation - the notice of which was published in March - looking at draft regulations and proposed technical ...

Chelsea FC’s connected future

Ericsson has been chosen as the ‘connectivity partner’ for Chelsea Football Club’s home stadium Stamford Bridge.

Ericsson has been chosen as the ‘connectivity partner’ for Chelsea Football Club’s home stadium Stamford Bridge.The deal will see Ericsson providing free ...
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