London Eye becomes first continually moving structure to offer free Wi-Fi

03 August 2017

The network is based on microwave transmitters and receivers.

The network is based on microwave transmitters and receivers.

O2 has built what it claims as the first free Wi-Fi network on a continually moving structure.

The new service is available on Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, the 135 metre Coca-Cola London Eye on the South Bank of the River Thames.

The system has been designed to beam Wi-Fi coverage between 16 fixed access points (APs) on the wheel’s structure without using fixed cables or satellite technology. 

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Jury “still out” on cloud trust and security

07 July 2017

While confidence in the capabilities of public and private cloud has grown, security and reliability remain a concern among many UK-based IT professionals. 

That’s according to a recent survey carried out by Nexsan. Despite some positive feedback, many respondents said they would not trust the cloud with their most critical data, citing security, insufficient data control and cost as their biggerst concerns.

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Luminet sharpens London focus and joins Connect Westminster scheme

05 July 2017

Luminet operates mainly in the capital, covering 400 square kilometres of central London including all of the City of Westminster.

Luminet's operations cover 400 sq. km. of central London including all of the City of Westminster.

Luminet has joined the Connect Westminster scheme. 

The initiative is part of the newly launched Connected Voucher scheme that helps cover up to £2000 towards an SME’s one-off connection charge within the Westminster and West End Partnership area.

This latest news from Luminet follows hot on the heels of it announcing the sale of its 28GHz licence to Arqiva. 

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Cisco “re-invents” networking to make it fit for the future

04 July 2017

What’s described as the “network of the future” has been unveiled by Cisco.

The company claims its intuitive system constantly learns, adapts and automates to optimise operations, and stops security threats in their tracks

According to Cisco, organisations are currently managing their networks through traditional IT processes that are not sustainable.

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