20 July 2016
Drayson Technologies has unveiled plans to build the world’s most advanced air pollution map.
UK cycle courier company Gophr will equip 50 of its riders across London with CleanSpace Tags. These portable air pollution sensors are powered by Drayson’s innovative Freevolt technology.
The couriers will map pollution levels on their journeys across the capital, collecting data that will help to build a real-time map of the city’s air pollution.Find out more
19 July 2016
Hyperoptic will receive funding worth £21m from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to roll out fibre broadband to more than a half-a-million homes in cities across the UK.
The company will use the eight-year loan to support its planned increase of 1Gbps internet access to urban areas that only have slow access at present.
Hyperoptic currently operates in 13 UK cities but has already announced expansion to 20. With the EIB backing it aims to reach more than 300,000 homes in the next three years.Find out more
19 July 2016
Managed services provider Claranet has acquired Ardenta for an undisclosed sum.
Surrey-based Ardenta specialises in the management of e-commerce systems, with a particular expertise in high-volume transactional database management.
Claranet believes this expertise will complement its growing application management capabilities, as well help customers improve their services using infrastructure on their own premises or in the cloud.Find out more
18 July 2016
IoT is now mainstream and is a “new industrial revolution” that will change how people work and live forever, according to the latest research from Vodafone.
In its 2016 IoT Barometer report, the operator found that 76 per cent of all companies interviewed believe that taking advantage of IoT technologies will be critical for the future success of any organisation.
The study revealed that 89 per cent of organisations investing in IoT have increased their budgets over the last 12 months.Find out more
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