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'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 ...

Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 come into force on Boxing Day

The Radio Equipment Regulations 2017, which implements the EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED) into UK law, will go into effect on 26 December 2017, having been laid before Parliament on 5 December.

As a consequence, products that are compliant with the Radio Equipment ...


SaaS provider evolves flagship product

Management software supplier SolarWinds has announced what it refers to as “a major evolution” in its software as a service portfolio.

New additions to the technology - known as SolarWinds Cloud - include AddOptics, which is a full-stack performance monitoring tool. ...


Huawei: Bristol overtakes London as UK’s smartest city

Bristol has overtaken London to become the UK’s leading smart city, according to the second UK Smart Cities Index, commissioned by Huawei UK and conducted by Navigant Consulting. The Index is based on evaluations of 20 cities and their strategies, projects and overall readiness ...

Major player ‘miniaturises’ LiFi solution

PureLiFi has launched what the company claims to be the world’s first complete, commercially-available LiFi system.

LiFi-XC consists of an access point alongside a dongle, allowing it to be used via laptops, tablets and smart appliances. Three times smaller than its ...

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 ...

Swiss telecoms giant partners with Broadsoft

Cloud software specialist BroadSoft is working with Swisscom to enhance the latter’s cloud-based IP telephony solution Smart Business Connect. Swisscom is Switzerland’s largest mobile network operator by subscriber volume.

According to BroadSoft, it’s Business UC-One ...

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 ...
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