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UK’s worst street for broadband nearly 2,000 times slower than fastest

The slowest broadband in the UK, with an average download speed of 0.14Mbps, is found on Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire, according to the latest consumer speed tests collected by uSwitch.com, the price comparison and switching service. Greenmeadows Park suffers average speeds that are a staggering 1,899 times slower than the UK’s fastest street, Abdon […]


Sophos introduces lateral movement protection to XG Firewall solution

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced that its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall now includes lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. The SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report discusses a rise in targeted ransomware. With the SamSam ransomware campaign estimated to have earned […]


O2 sparks outrage among its customers with connection issues

O2, one of the UK’s leading mobile network service providers, has faced a backlash from its customers for failing to provide them with a data connection. The issue was reported to have been caused by a software fault identified by a third-party supplier. The network provider worked with engineers from telecommunications company, Ericsson, to resolve […]


Eurofiber rolls out ADVA FSP 150 for future-proof business services

ADVA has announced that Eurofiber is deploying the ADVA FSP 150 as the foundation of its new flexible business services. The intelligent, multi-layer demarcation and aggregation technology enables Eurofiber to respond to rapidly growing demand from enterprises across Belgium and the Netherlands for high-bandwidth, cost-effective SLA-based Carrier Ethernet connectivity. Deployed at the customer premises, the […]


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 […]


Cisco SONFlex helps VodafoneZiggo ready for 5G with RAN automation

Cisco has announced its plans to execute on a radio access network (RAN) automation strategy using the Cisco SON (self-organising network) platform for Netherlands-based VodafoneZiggo. VodafoneZiggo is now deploying the new Cisco SONFlex Suite, building on its existing deployment of Cisco SON applications across its network to manage all RAN technologies including 2G, 3G, long-term […]


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 […]


Utrecht to become the Netherlands’ first Gigacity in 2020

Utrecht will be the first city in the Netherlands to access VodafoneZiggo’s new superfast fixed Gigabit network from 2020. The news was revealed by CEO, Jeroen Hoencamp, during the opening of VodafoneZiggo’s brand new headquarters, which was accompanied by a spectacular light show and a short performance by the Utrecht DJ, Fedde Le Grand, under […]


EE continues innovation journey with 5G launch locations for 2019

EE, a leading UK mobile network and part of BT Group, has announced that it is switching on 5G sites in 16 UK cities in 2019. The first launch cities will be the UK’s four capital cities – London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast – and Birmingham and Manchester. EE is building 5G in the busiest […]


IT experts weigh in on tech trends predicted to shape 2019

It has been another whirlwind year of events in the tech industry – we saw the implementation of GDPR, IBM purchase RedHat, Facebook suffer a major data breach and the MET office’s website crash under pressure, to name but a few. As we move towards a new year we leave the incidents of 2018 in […]