UK organisations unprepared for EU financial instruments directive

07 December 2017

There are now less than 30 days to go before the legislation comes into force with tough financial penalties for non-compliance.

There are now less than 30 days to go before the legislation comes into force with tough financial penalties for non-compliance.

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.

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Boundless helps connect the rural north with ultrafast broadband

28 November 2017

The WISP will use Mimosa’s A5 access points mounted on strategically-located rooftops, as shown in this deployment in Scotland.

The WISP will use Mimosa’s A5 access points mounted on strategically-located rooftops, as shown in this deployment in Scotland.

Boundless Networks has used hybrid fibre-wireless solutions from Mimosa to build its ultra-fast broadband network. 

With offices in Chorley and Leeds, Boundless is a wireless internet service provider (WISP) that covers remote and low-population areas in northern England.

Its network spans 5,000 square miles, bringing broadband to previously unreachable customers who can typically receive 160Mbps throughput, which can be shaped down to the appropriate subscription level.

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NGA to use mBond to connect underserved areas

28 November 2017

Genesis Technical Systems claims its technology enables service providers to deliver “life changing” broadband speeds of more than 1Gbps over extended distances.

Genesis Technical Systems claims its technology enables service providers to deliver “life changing” broadband speeds of more than 1Gbps over extended distances.

Densely populated and underserved areas across the UK are set to benefit from high-speed and reliable broadband, thanks to Genesis Technical Systems’ technology.

Nationwide carrier Next Generation Access (NGA) will use the company’s mBond system in its existing telecoms infrastructure to provide last mile connectivity to homes and businesses.

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Arqiva granted rights to deploy small cell infrastructure across Waltham Forest

17 November 2017

Street furniture such as lampposts are said to play a crucial role in providing 4G today and preparing for 5G tomorrow.

Street furniture such as lampposts are said to play a crucial role in providing 4G today and preparing for 5G tomorrow.

Arqiva has secured the exclusive access rights to street furniture across the London Borough of Waltham Forest for the future deployment of telecoms infrastructure.

The up to 10 year contract gives the communications infrastructure company access to around 16,000 lampposts across the borough.

It will use these for the deployment of small cell technology to help mobile network operators further expand mobile coverage and capacity over the coming years. 

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