IoT technology to create the world’s most advanced air pollution map

20 July 2016

Gophr’s cycle couriers will be equipped with LoRa powered tracking devices that monitor air pollution levels in real-time.

Gophr’s cycle couriers will be equipped with LoRa powered tracking devices that monitor air pollution levels in real-time.

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. 

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Hyperoptic to expand FTTP with multimillion pound backing from European Investment Bank

19 July 2016

Hyperoptic CEO Dana Tobak says financiers are recognising the importance of FTTP in providing a boost to the UK.

Hyperoptic CEO Dana Tobak says financiers are recognising the importance of FTTP in providing a boost to the UK.

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.

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Claranet buys Ardenta to strengthen managed hosting offering

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. 

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Most businesses believe Internet of Things is now critical to future success

18 July 2016

As more enterprises connect more ‘things’, Vodafone believes 2016 is the year IoT entered the mainstream (right click for larger view).

As more enterprises connect more ‘things’, Vodafone believes 2016 is the year IoT entered the mainstream (right click for larger view).

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.

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