O2 uses light to transmit data in network trial

15 August 2018

O2 has installed the LiFi-XC system from PureLiFi at its Slough HQ.

O2's installation at its Slough HQ includes Li-Fi enabled LED lights along with hardware from PureLiFi.

LED light bulbs will be used to provide high-speed wireless connectivity in a new network trial unveiled by O2 today.

The mobile operator says the move is the latest in a series of trials as it paves the way for the launch of its 5G network in the UK.

O2 has installed the LiFi-XC system from PureLiFi at its Slough HQ. 

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BT uses Cisco SD-WAN for new global managed service

13 August 2018

The partners claim their offering puts users in the fast lane when it comes to cloud deployments and digital transformation.

The partners claim their offering puts users in the fast lane when it comes to cloud deployments and digital transformation.

BT has launched a new global managed service using Cisco’s SD-WAN technology. 

It’s claimed BT Connect Cisco SD-WAN provides customers with a clear view of data flows across their WAN.

The partners say this enables users to optimise traffic to suit business needs, balancing performance and cost. 

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TfL trebles BYOD users in one year

18 July 2018

Experts say that for TfL to build a truly digital transport service, it must enable staff to work on devices they are familiar with.

Experts say that for TfL to build a truly digital transport service, it must enable staff to work on devices they are familiar with.

Transport for London (TfL) has increased the number of users on its bring your own device scheme by 170 per cent in a single year, according to new research from the Parliament Street think tank.

Following a Freedom of Information request, TfL disclosed 816 devices registered under its BYOD scheme in the 2016 financial year which grew to 2,328 for the 2017 financial year.

When mapped against publicly available staff records of 28,000 employees, Parliament Street says the data suggests the organisation has nearly trebled the number of people who are permitted to work using their personal mobile device or laptop.

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Mellanox claims a first with hyper-scalable enterprise framework

18 July 2018

Mellanox Technologies claims to have launched the industry’s first truly scalable, open framework for private cloud and enterprise data centres.

The company says its Hyper-scalable Enterprise Framework enables organisations to build a high performance 25G, 50G and 100G hyperscale Ethernet network using industry standard hardware and commercial and open-source software, and without the need for a hyperscale budget or resources.

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