Microsoft names end of support date for Windows 10 Mobile

22 February 2019

Microsoft has published the date on which it will ‘end support’ for its troubled Windows10 Mobile devices as 10th December 2019.

The computer technology giant, which all but admitted defeat in the ultracompetitive mobile phone market back in 2016, quietly updated its FAQ in mid January and said December is when the devices will cease to receive new security updates as well as other staple features.

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Redundant fibre used for rail terminal surveillance

22 February 2019

The networked surveillance system features 32 Bosch cameras mounted on 18 Altron towers.

The networked surveillance system features 32 Bosch cameras mounted on 18 Altron towers.

A video surveillance system based on an AMG Systems-supplied Ethernet switch network is helping to protect the UK’s first new inland rail freight hub for over a decade.

The iPort project near Doncaster offers six million square feet of space across 337 acres. The site is already home to large distribution facilities for companies such as Amazon and Lidl, and occupancy is set to expand in the coming years.

 

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Vodafone ‘manhole cover antennas’ to improve network coverage

14 January 2019

Vodafone UK’s senior networks manager Mohamed Elhabiby installing a 4G-enabled manhole and cover in Newbury, Berkshire. By connecting manhole covers to its all-fibre fully converged network, Vodafone says it can provide improved 4G coverage today as well as future 5G.

Vodafone UK’s senior networks manager Mohamed Elhabiby installing a 4G-enabled manhole and cover in Newbury, Berkshire. By connecting manhole covers to its all-fibre fully converged network, Vodafone says it can provide improved 4G coverage today as well as future 5G.

Vodafone is installing small antennas below street level to help improve 4G mobile coverage in busy urban areas.

According to the company, the manhole cover antennas can be installed with “minimal” disruption to local people. No street or construction works are required, and because all the kit is below ground, the look of the area remains unaffected.

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Jisc extends TNP’s contract for managed transmission services

11 January 2019

Public sector network specialist TNP (The Networking People) has renewed its commitment to delivering high-capacity connectivity to education institutions and research organisations through the Jisc telecoms framework.

The Jisc framework can be used by further and higher education purchasing consortia, specialist colleges and research council establishments in the UK to purchase transmission services including leased circuits, dark fibre, wide-area Ethernet and xDSL.

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