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Siemens Portugal invests 20 million euros in digitisation by 2020

Siemens Portugal will invest another €20 million in digitisation over the next two years. The announcement was made by Pedro Pires de Miranda, CEO of Siemens Portugal, in the presence of Prime Minister, António Costa, and Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira. In June of this same year, the company had already announced an investment […]


European Commission approves T-Mobile NL’s acquisition of Tele2 NL

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Tele2 NL by T-Mobile NL. The Commission concluded that the merger would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area or any substantial part of it. Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Access to affordable and good-quality […]


Renewable energy projects to provide electricity to 2.4 million people

Hundreds of thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa will get access to electricity for the first time thanks to an extra £100 million of funding from the UK government. The new investment triples funds for the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), to support up to 40 more renewable energy projects over the next five years. […]


Taking steps to mitigate cyber-risks posed to CNI

As cyberattacks are ever evolving and becoming more advanced, it’s time for technology leaders to step up and ensure they have the right measures in place to maintain a robust cybersecurity programme for critical national infrastructure (CNI). We hear from Kim Legelis, CMO, Nozomi Networks, who explains the cyber-risks associated with CNI and advises on […]


Clavister protects large law enforcement customer in Nordics

Clavister, a leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has been chosen by one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the Nordics to deploy solutions in base security infrastructure to protect its more than 15,000 employees and users. The package includes large rack mount clusters for firewalling and VPN as well as professional services. “Having this […]


Siemens Gamesa to supply SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received the order for the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from customer Seamade NV. It includes supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a 17-year Service agreement. The project consists of the two combined sites: Seastar, a […]


Germany’s 5G future threatened if mobile concerns are ignored

The GSMA, representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide, has raised concerns that the proposed terms of the upcoming 5G spectrum award in Germany from the Federal Network Agency contains unreasonable and unrealistic license conditions that pose a substantial risk to the rollout of ultra-fast 5G networks across the country. While the GSMA has welcomed […]


Portugal takes part in Europol’s 12th Referral Action Day

On November 29, 2018, Europol’s European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised its 12th joint Referral Action Day with the national referral units of seven Member States and third parties, including Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal and the United Kingdom. This joint action was coordinated from Europol’s headquarters in The Hague and targeted […]


Travelling without moving: Remote access in a post-Brexit world

Karl Lankford, Lead Solutions Engineer EMEA, Bomgar, shares his views on the ways companies within Britain should be adapting their IT teams in order to safeguard against Brexit. Britain, London in particular, has long been favoured as the business capital of Europe. While it’s unlikely that this accolade will change dramatically in the future, the […]


French Ministry of Interior selects Gemalto to secure critical networks

The French Ministry of Interior has selected Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, to deliver robust connectivity and security in next-generation cellular networks used by officers from law enforcement and national security units for critical communication. Modern public safety networks are typically used where security forces and first responders require 100% reliable voice and […]