07 December 2017
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) comes into force on 3 January 2018, but 39 per cent of UK financial organisations are unaware whether their organisation is compliant or not, says new research.
MiFID II is EU legislation that regulates firms who provide services to clients linked to ‘financial instruments’ and the venues where those instruments are traded.
Part of the directive states that firms will be obliged to record all communications that are intended to result in a transaction.Find out more
29 November 2017
Openreach says it will have to pass on the costs of building a large-scale FTTP network to its wholesale customers.
Since mid-July, the firm has been consulting customers such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, amongst hundreds of others represented by the Federation of Communications Services.Find out more
28 November 2017
Thames Water has agreed to allow SSE Enterprise Telecoms to distribute fibre optic cables throughout its waste water network.
By using Thames Water’s existing infrastructure as part of an ‘operating licence to deploy’ agreement, SSE says it will reduce network installation costs by 60 per cent and implement connectivity services up to 10 times faster than through traditional digs.Find out more
17 November 2017
Loughborough University has upgraded its CCTV security network to increase the level of protection for the 17,975 students and 3,787 members of staff that study, work, live on or visit the campus.
The project was completed by security and IT infrastructure solutions specialist OpenView Security Solutions (OSS) which also claims to be the UK’s largest privately owned independent security firm.Find out more