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UK government proposes cloud-based WiFi service for public sector

The UK government has released a new WiFi service in private beta for public sector organisations, designed to coordinate and replace disparate user and guest connectivity solutions with a single secure network. GovWifi, managed centrally by the Government Digital Service (GDS), can be operated across existing infrastructure and hopes to provide a seamless, secure WiFi… Read More

Australia seeks to tax broadband rivals to fund national infrastructure roll-out

Australia’s coalition government has released draft legislation which will require private sector broadband providers to contribute substantially to the National Broadband Network (NBN), currently set for a growth phase intended to close up the rural gaps in connectivity due to lack of private investment. The country’s Communications minister Mitch Fifield announced that the government hopes… Read More

Nokia and Vodafone trialling Cloud RAN innovations

Finnish communications giant Nokia has announced a recent collaboration with British telco Vodafone to trial its cloud-based radio access network (Cloud RAN) technology. At Vodafone’s testing facility in Italy, the companies put the macro network innovation through various trials to evaluate how it could support operator transition from 4G to 5G services and IoT. A… Read More

Why the data centre needs a 400G upgrade

Michael Adams, EMEA Director at Panduit, argues why data centres need to look to a 400G future to meet ever more demanding bandwidth and latency requirements… As demand continues to grow for storage capacity and zero latency, today’s data centres are not equipped to guarantee performance in terms of bandwidth. While more fibre is being… Read More

Broadband reaches rural Scotland via TV white space

TV ‘white space’ freed up by the move to digital has allowed for a wider broadband extension into rural areas of Scotland. Residents of the remote Isle of Arran will be the first to benefit [paywall] from the wireless spectrum capacity. The island has long struggled with poor broadband connection – a huge problem when supporting… Read More

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