NFU survey: 16 per cent of farmers have access to superfast broadband

22 February 2019

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has found that just 16 per cent of members now have access to superfast broadband, albeit an increase of 12 per cent since 2015.

However, despite clear improvements to 4G services and increased access to superfast broadband, the results of the broadband and mobile survey still underlined the importance for improved coverage to help farmers and their businesses.

 

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TNP to advise public sector in Scotland

05 February 2019

Commercial director Chris Wade says TNP’s public sector experience shows that better network performance is often achieved by using the client’s existing infrastructure.

Commercial director Chris Wade says TNP’s public sector experience shows that better network performance is often achieved by using the client’s existing infrastructure.

Public sector network specialist TNP (The Networking People) has been awarded a place on a new network advice Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) established by the Scottish government. The system aims to give organisations, including local authorities, health trusts, universities and colleges, and easier access to a full range of technical network advice.

The DPS is said to build on the success of the Network Enablement Services Framework originally created by the Scottish government in 2014 to maximise efficiency and collaboration by embedding sustainable procurement for public sector network services.

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New 5G video to help emergency services

28 January 2019

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IoT specialist Pangea has joined forces with Kingston University to provide ambulances with 5G technology to help A&E doctors offer life-saving advice to paramedic teams.

The technology, which is still at development stage, will provide a live video link to be transmitted to staff at the hospital, so they can advise on the best course of action, whether that is to transport the patient to hospital or offer care at a different location.

 

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MoJ apologises for IT failures

23 January 2019

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Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said it is ‘disappointed’ that its suppliers have so far failed to resolve the IT failure that has plagued the justice system over the past few days and apologised to those affected by the ‘network issues’.

Network access was restored to circa 180 MoJ sites on Tuesday as the ministry worked with Microsoft and Atos to find alternative ways to access the network. These included rerouting traffic and installing additional capacity.

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