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Study highlights costs of business-critical mobility failures

A study conducted by VDC Research on behalf of SOTI, an enterprise mobility management solution provider, has highlighted the increasingly business-critical nature of mobile devices and the applications they support.

It states that even one dropped connection or ...

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, ...


CommScope to buy Arris for $7.4bn

CommScope, a communications infrastructure company, has agreed to buy Arris International in an all-cash deal for around $7.4bn (31.75 per share), including debt repayment.

Arris is active in the customer premises equipment (CPE), network & cloud and enterprise ...

WBA award winners announced

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has revealed the winners of its seventh annual Industry Awards. The announcement was made at Wireless Global Congress, which took place this week in London.

Speaking of the awards, a spokesperson for the organisation said: "They honour ...


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, ...

Wi-Fi generations get a simpler naming scheme

The Wi-Fi Alliance has made it easier for people to quickly understand where each generation of Wi-Fi sits in relation to each other, through adopting a numerical and sequential naming scheme.

The sequence includes: Wi-Fi 6 to identify devices that support 802.11ax ...

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 ...

Luxury driving performance monitored

Transport company Flightlink Chauffeurs has deployed Kinesis telematics, in order to keep tabs on the performance of its fleet of luxury vehicles.

Speaking of the move, Flightlink MD Cecilia van Zyl said: “Unlike most operators in our sector we fully own our fleet and ...

pureLiFi and Astronics collaborate on LiFi for aviation

pureLiFi and Astronics Corporation are collaborating to explore the deployment of LiFi for aircraft applications.

Astronics is a provider of technologies for the global aerospace, defence and semiconductor industries and PDT, one of its subsidiaries, will demonstrate ...

Cambium Networks expands hospitality wireless connectivity team

Cambium Networks has appointed Jean-François Fontaine-Boullé as its new director of hospitality sales – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

He has joined Cambium Networks from global technology company Exceptional Innovation, where he was responsible for frame ...

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 ...

WBA: New WiFi iteration will be “revolutionary”

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has published a white paper highlighting the ways in which it believes the next generation of WiFi –802.11ax – will “revolutionise the industry.”

The paper, which is called ‘Enhanced Wi-Fi – 802.11ax decoded’ illustrates benefits in ...

Oxford United kits-out training facility

Oxfordshire technology company LAN3 has signed a multi-year deal with Oxford United Football Club to roll-out fixed and wireless broadband infrastructure to its new training facility. The company will also provide cybersecurity.

According to a statement, the Wi-Fi ...

Scottish school rolls out light-based broadband solution

Kyle Academy in Ayr, Scotland has become the first school in the world to pilot LiFi technology in the classroom.

The project, which has been carried out to “enhance the learning environment,” is being conducted with the University of Edinburgh, and is being overseen ...

Company reaps benefits of going paperless

Duologi, a company specialising in consumer finance has cut its costs and increased the efficiency of its operations, after accepting a challenge to go paperless for the month of July.

The Paperless Challenge is part of a campaign launched by mobile data capture ...

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 ...
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