TES helps Northern Ireland college call for backup

10 April 2017

South West College (SWC) in Northern Ireland has overcome its comms challenges with the help of Leyland-based TES Radio.

The college’s campuses in Cookstown, Dungannon, Enniskillen and Omagh are around 35 miles apart and host more than 500 staff and 25,000 students.

All this meant the logistics of managing the IT department were daunting.

SWC technical supervisor George Frazer says: “The campuses are also quite large with big buildings and set in hilly terrain, so communication-wise, the traditional radio equipment we had was inadequate in terms of site coverage and signal.”

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Global mobile traffic to increase seven-fold by 2021

08 February 2017

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase seven-fold over the next five years, and represent 20 per cent of total global IP traffic, according to Cisco.

The UN estimates that the global population will reach 7.8 billion people by 2021. 

Of these, 5.5 billion are forecasted to be mobile phone users. Cisco says that’s more than those who use bank accounts (5.4 billion), running water (5.3 billion), or landlines (2.9 billion). 

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Nycomm buys specialist telecoms supplier Pennine Group

05 December 2016

Nycomm says the acquisition will boost its radio capability.

Nycomm says the acquisition will boost its radio capability.

Nycomm has purchased The Pennine Group in a multi-million pound deal.

Based in Bury, Pennine was established in 1976 as a two-way radio specialist.

Since then, it has expanded into providing unified communications, mobile solutions, cloud and IT services, and is also the UK distributor for IP handsets from Interquartz and Yealink.

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Onecom expands CityFibre partnership and promises superfast connectivity for metro enterprises

18 October 2016

As well as Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham, Onecom will use CityFibre's network currently being laid in Southend.

As well as Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham, Onecom will use CityFibre's network currently being laid in Southend.

Unified communications provider Onecom has signed three new launch partner agreements with CityFibre.

It has committed a minimum of 300 business connections on CityFibre’s existing metro networks in Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham. 

The deal enables Hampshire-based Onecom to take full advantage of CityFibre’s national network and brings into commercial production the Nottingham and Leicester assets acquired by CityFibre in January 2016. 

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