SSE Telecoms signs strategic deal with CityFibre

20 June 2019

Colin Sempill

Colin Sempill

Business connectivity provider SSE Telecoms and fibre optic network business Cityfibre have signed a new strategic partnership, which extends their existing relationship by allowing both sides to exploit each other’s networks and services.

SSE currently operates a 12,000km+ long fibre optic and ethernet network across the UK, while Cityfibre’s dark fibre and FTTP broadband services are present t in over 50 towns and cities. The company is also rolling out a new 1Gbps FTTH ISP network to reach five million homes by 2025.

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Campaigners call for sale of data centre home to be reversed

20 June 2019

Richards

Richards

Campaigners have called for plans to sell the Cambridgeshire County Council headquarters, Shire Hall, to be stopped after it was revealed moving the data centre out of the historic building could cost north of £6.8 million.

That figure is in additon to the £20 million the council already expects the move to the new headquarters in Alconbury Weald will cost.

 

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Insurance provider launches tech solution

17 June 2019

MarkelTech is a new solution

MarkelTech is a new solution

Markel, the SME-focused insurance provider, has launched a solution aimed at start-ups, new and established SMEs within the technology, IT and communications and medical technology market.

MarkelTech will provide a range of covers specific to the target space and includes legal cover, asset protection and business interruption, the company said.

“The UK’s technology sector is worth £184 billion, and generates an annual GWP of £150m for the insurance industry,” said Markel UK sales and marketing director, Nic Brown. “We’re setting out substantial growth ambitions with this product launch. “There are thousands of businesses in this sector who require insurance coverage that is relevant to their unique circumstances and many are not getting the cover they need.”

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Secarma appoints ex-military ethical hacker as technical director

13 June 2019

Williams is ex-military

Williams is ex-military

Cybersecurity firm Secarma has named an ex-military cybersecurity expert Holly Williams as technical director, in a bid to bolster its growing cloud security division.

The board-level role will Williams head up the technical development and direction of the company’s 40-strong team of penetration testers and senior management.
She previously served for five years as a site security officer with the British armed forces, overseeing the installation, maintenance and decommissioning of secure communications systems, including a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.

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