IBM and Seagate use blockchain to help combat counterfeit hard drives

05 December 2018

The new system uses an IBM platform based on the Linux Foundation’s distributed ledger framework.

The new system uses an IBM platform based on the Linux Foundation’s distributed ledger framework.

IBM and Seagate have teamed-up in an effort to reduce product counterfeiting using blockchain and security technologies. 

The project, which is designed to help manufacturers, integrators and business partners fight counterfeit hard drives, uses IBM’s cloud-based Blockchain Platform to authenticate the provenance of disk drive products. 

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Arqiva and CityFibre partner for UK’s largest pilot of 5G-ready small cell infrastructure

05 December 2018

The firms have created a new 15km high density fibre network which is multi-operator capable.

The firms have created a new 15km high density fibre network which is multi-operator capable.

Arqiva and CityFibre are working together on what’s claimed to be the UK’s largest pilot of wholesale, 5G-ready small cell infrastructure.

As part of a multimillion pound pilot project, the partners have created an all new 15km high density fibre network in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

This consists of a fibre ring with more than 90 cabinets to enable the sharing of the infrastructure.

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O2 launches trial to boost London network ahead of 5G

05 December 2018

The operator is using Nokia’s technology to enhance connectivity and lay 5G foundations across the capital.

The operator is using Nokia’s technology to enhance connectivity and lay 5G foundations across the capital.

O2 is piloting Massive MIMO technology in London’s Kings Cross and Marble Arch. 

The operator says the tests are aimed at enhancing connectivity for customers, and to pave the way for the future deployment of 5G across the capital.

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Secure I.T. Environments builds new data centre at heart of Wrexham Hospital

05 December 2018

The 120m2 facility is said to provide the high levels of resilience expected in the NHS.

The 120m2 facility is said to provide the high levels of resilience expected in the NHS.

Secure I.T. Environments (SITE) has completed a new 120m² data centre at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. 

The new data centre has an internal footprint of 12x10 metres and is designed to meet the Class 2 requirements defined in BSEN 50600 parts one and two. 

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Feature

Connecting the countryside: how networks are reaching remote and rural communities.

pp10-13, Nov 2018 issue

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Industrial facilities face "significant" threat from USB devices, says Honeywell.

p2, Nov 2018 issue

Case studies

How Xaverian College recovered from fire, thanks to backup from Scale Computing.

Real world networks, p8, Nov 18 issue