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Outernet brings digital content to world’s most isolated communities

Outernet, a small U.S.-based broadcast company, has launched its first digital library in Kenya today as it embarks on its mission to make information accessible to everyone, even in the most remote locations. Using satellites Outernet is able to transfer information to on-land receivers; either community hubs named Pillar, or smaller portable receivers called Lantern… Read More


UBS selects Juniper to network global data centres

Juniper Networks has won a contract from global financial services firm UBS to build a “next generation enterprise data centre network infrastructure”. Under the deal Juniper will build a “carrier-class, ultra-scalable, network architecture” for the financial services giant. Its networking architecture will form the backbone of a plan to virtualise UBS data centre network across… Read More


Within 18 months it’ll cost $5, inc hardware and future software services, to connect to the internet

This comment comes from a Gigaom piece “Determining the value of the internet of things” which features an interview with David Friedman, the CEO of Ayla Networks, a cloud connectivity specialist. Gigaom (and us) call it the internet of things, Ayla use the slightly more elegant phrase of the internet of networks. But, I digress…. Read More


Cloud is “golden opportunity” for IT services companies

Expanding interest in cloud services is the biggest factor driving demand for IT services, surpassing the headline-grabbing but less critical areas of mobile connectivity and “always-on” environments according to a survey of IT companies. Carried out by Autotask the survey found that tighter security topped the list of IT firm’s clients’ concerns. “The expansion of… Read More



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