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ABN AMRO and Dutch authorities join forces to fight helpdesk scams

ABN AMRO has joined forces with the Dutch authorities and 11 private parties to combat helpdesk scams. The parties involved have signed a declaration of intent, in which each party agrees to contribute its own expertise toward finding a solution for this form of crime. Helpdesk scams occur when a victim receives a call, generally […]


Lincoln Council selects high capacity wireless links for Smart City

Siklu Inc., a global market leader in mmWave solutions, has announced that its wireless radios have been deployed in the City of Lincoln, United Kingdom. These systems provide 14 high capacity wireless data links in support of a modern IP networked CCTV system, primarily to provide surveillance for the city and public spaces. The new […]


MedAware secures second year funding from Israel Innovation Authority

MedAware, a provider of algorithm-rich solutions for the detection and elimination of prescription-related medication errors, has announced that the company has recently received approval for its second year of funding from the Israel Innovation Authority. The financing grant is a clear indication of the Israeli government’s support for MedAware’s game-changing medication surveillance solutions, as well […]


Belnet is preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

Belnet, the Belgian national research network providing high-bandwidth Internet connection and services to Belgian universities, colleges, schools, research centres and government departments, is addressing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is a government requirement and comes into play on 25 May 2018 and focuses on the transparency and control of processing personal data. As […]


Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and Proximus create smart urban environment

Proximus and Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve have agreed to collaborate on implementing a Smart City Live Lab. The joint project falls within the framework of an agreement with the Walloon Region and will be elaborated under the aegis of the Digital Agency, in line with the Digital Wallonia #Smart Region strategy. It will make it possible to evaluate […]


Nokia wins its largest ever GSM-Railway contract with Polish company

Nokia, together with its partners Herkules, Pozbud and Wasko, and Poland’s state-owned railway operator PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (PKP PLK) have signed a five-year contract to deploy a nationwide turnkey GSM-R and mission-critical backhaul network to enhance railway security and reliability throughout the country. This project, Nokia’s largest-ever GSM-R contract, will provide PKP/PLK with […]


New digital skills university planned for Milton Keynes

Plans have been unveiled for a new university in Milton Keynes focused on digital skills. It is hoped that around 5,000 students will study for qualifications in areas such as digital, cyber, autonomy, robotics and artificial intelligence at the university, which is currently called MK:U. The first undergraduate cohort is expected to start in 2023. […]


Schneider Electric showcases Oman’s Smart Cities innovations

Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management and automation, in partnership with Knowledge Oasis Muscat and the French Embassy in Oman, has launched a showcase of Smart City innovations that could enable residents and businesses to save money on their utilities. “As Oman’s population and business sector grows, the government needs to ensure safe, reliable […]


Huawei top filer with European Patent Office in 2017

Huawei was the biggest filer of patents with the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2017, becoming the first Chinese company to reach the number-one spot. The EPO’s annual report shows the Office received nearly 166,000 European patent applications last year, an increase of nearly 4% and an all-time high. Huawei filed 2,398 patents with the […]


5G for hyper-connected urban society enabled at University of Bristol

University of Bristol, Smart Internet Lab, leverages Xilinx silicon technology to deploy and demonstrate the world’s first end-to-end 5G urban network. This flexible and programmable 5G network testbed, consisting of 5G NR radio heads connected to the 5G virtualised baseband pool using multiple protocols with dynamic low latency aggregation and elastic bandwidth allocation into the […]