First phase of Renfrewshire public Wi-Fi project is now complete

09 February 2018

The next stage of the deployment will enable students to connect to the Eduroam network for free via public Wi-Fi hotspots.

The next stage of the deployment will enable students to connect to the Eduroam network for free via public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Boston Networks has announced that it has completed the first phase of a £1m project to deliver public Wi-Fi connectivity for Renfrewshire Council and its partners.

The firm began the implementation last year.

The initial phase of the four-year framework encompassed the design and delivery of resilient Wi-Fi connectivity to 25 public and community buildings throughout Paisley, Johnstone and Renfrew.

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New tech could deliver data in a "blink of an eye"

09 February 2018

New fibre optic switching technologies could potentially automate manual processes and reduce energy costs across telecoms, according to recent research.

To keep up with increased demands for fibre optic switching technology, a consortium of industrial, research and academic partners launched the SwIFT (optical Switch combining Integrated photonics and Fluidics Technologies) project.

With an EU grant of €1.85m, their aim was to develop a low-cost solution for automatic and remote fibre management.

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North Wales Police nab MPower for UPS maintenance

09 February 2018

10 UPS devices support critical ICT equipment across various police and fire service sites.

10 UPS devices support critical ICT equipment across various police and fire service sites.

MPower has been appointed to manage UPS maintenance at North Wales Police and Fire Service.

The Hampshire-based company will now look after North Wales Police’s headquarters in Colwyn Bay, district headquarters at Caernarfon and Wrexham, as well as the UPS at Rhyl Fire Station.

MPower says it will provide annual maintenance visits, round-the-clock emergency support 365 days per year, as well as remote UPS monitoring and monthly reports.

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ThousandEyes and Juniper Networks team up to visualise hybrid WAN

09 February 2018

The firm claims its "unique" network insights come from the constellation of vantage points spanning the internet, within the enterprise, to the end user. 

The firm claims its "unique" network insights come from the constellation of vantage points spanning the internet, within the enterprise, to the end user. 

ThousandEyes is working with Juniper Networks to provide visibility for network teams into the delivery of internally hosted and SaaS applications that traverse WANs and the internet.

Using Juniper's cloud CPE, the network intelligence specialist says it will provide insights into performance and application delivery across the changing hybrid WAN of service providers and enterprises. 

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