BT and Dell EMC to develop flexible SDNs of the future

20 September 2017

The two companies are working on a PoC at BT Labs in Suffolk (pictured). They are testing how disaggregated switching can create more responsive and flexible networks.

The two companies are working on a PoC at BT Labs in Suffolk (pictured). They are testing how disaggregated switching can create more responsive and flexible networks.

BT and Dell EMC are collaborating on research dedicated to validating a new way of managing network traffic.

Their proof-of-concept, which is taking place at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Ipswich, will explore how disaggregated switching can create flexible networks that are more responsive to customer needs.

Find out more

KBR and Cambium connect 2017 Tour of Britain

20 September 2017

KBR used Cambium’s APs to setup eight different Wi-Fi networks in eight different cities over eight successive days.

KBR used Cambium’s APs to setup eight different Wi-Fi networks in eight different cities over eight successive days.

Cambium Networks and Wi-Fi specialist KBR helped to keep thousands of people online during the recent Tour of Britain cycling event.

KBR used 16 of Cambium’s cnPilot e500s outdoor access points for the nationwide event which ran from 3-9 September.

As well as providing Wi-Fi coverage to spectators, staff and media at the finishing line of each of the tour’s eight stages, the APs also enabled internet access for the event’s hospitality suites, public viewing spots and the sponsors’ exhibition.

Find out more

Aspire takes broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to the edge at The Sill

20 September 2017

The centre is named after the Great Whin Sill, a well-known local geographical feature.

The centre is named after the Great Whin Sill, a well-known local geographical feature.

The latest tourist attraction in North East England will be able to stay connected thanks to Aspire Technology Solutions.

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre opened in July at the village of Once Brewed on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland National Park (NNP).

Find out more
Government names six areas to pilot full fibre broadband

20 September 2017

Digital minister Matt Hancock hopes the six pilot projects will help create the right environment for more commercial investment in hyperfast connectivity.

Digital minister Matt Hancock hopes the six pilot projects will help create the right environment for more commercial investment in hyperfast connectivity.

The first stage of a £200m scheme that promises to help bring the UK’s fastest and most reliable broadband to businesses, schools and hospitals kicked off on 3 September with the launch of six pilots.

Test projects will go ahead in: Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire; West Sussex; Coventry and Warwickshire; Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset; West Yorkshire; and Greater Manchester.

They will get around £10m to assess ways of connecting offices and public sector buildings using FTTP with speeds of 1Gb.

Find out more

Case studies

Making the right call

Global manufacturers need world-beating comms solutions.

p8, September 2017 issue

Feature

With great power...

...comes great responsibility for running energy ef cient data centres.

pp10-13, September 2017 issue

New products

Equipment stash

Some of the latest enclosures and racks to help keep your hardware cool.

p14, September 2017 issue