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Vodafone and CityFibre to batter BT with gigabit FTTP network

In the same week that BT admitted that it is planning yet more price hikes, Vodafone and CityFibre have announced plans to build their own fibre-to-the-premises network to take on BT.  The long-term deal will see CityFibre build and run the new FTTP network, with Vodafone bagging itself a period of exclusivity to provide ultra-fast consumer broadband services. Vodafone, which claims the move is ... Read More »

TeleWare gains flexibility by moving telecoms to the cloud

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Vodafone in interoperability tests for NB-IoT modules on its mobile network

Vodafone has been testing the interoperability of Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) modules from several vendors on its networks as it seeks to promote its own mobile network as a base for IoT applications. The company is currently in a process it calls Interoperability Development Testing (IODT). NB-IoT is a form of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology, which aims ... Read More »

Jive partners with Cisco on unified communications

Cisco and Jive, a unified communications as a service (UCaaS) provider in Utah, have signed a strategic partnership to deliver cloud voice solutions with Cisco’s new Multiplatform Phones (MPP). The Jive Voice service offering includes voice; contact centre; mobile; and video products, delivered directly from the cloud. The system can be controlled and updated in real time from a browser, ... Read More »

BT to axe 4,000 staff after profits slump – but will reconsider fibre-to-the

BT is to cut 4,000 jobs as part of a restructuring programme that, it claims, will save it around £300m over two years, after its annual profits dropped by 19 per cent.  But the company has softened its stance on rolling out fibre-to-the-premises, in a high-cost project that would see the copper ‘last mile’ ripped out of the ground and ... Read More »

Medium-sized businesses failing to tap potential of unified communications

Big Data IoT Excellence Awards Computing’s Big Data IoT Excellence Awards, brand new for 2017, celebrate the achievements of the IT industry’s best big data and IoT companies, solutions, products and personalities. Date: 17 May 2017 London Read More »

UK outranked by Peru in 4G mobile communications

One-third of people in the UK can’t get 4G speeds on their smartphones – and the UK is outranked by countries such as Peru and Estonia for 4G mobile, according to a report from consumer watchdog Which?. The report, which OpenSignal was also involved in, has found that average overall 4G availability across the UK is just 65 per cent, meaning that mobile subscribers in ... Read More »

Ofcom reveals plans to open up Openreach’s infrastructure to BT’s competitors

Big Data IoT Excellence Awards Computing’s Big Data IoT Excellence Awards, brand new for 2017, celebrate the achievements of the IT industry’s best big data and IoT companies, solutions, products and personalities. Date: 17 May 2017 London Read More »

Openreach hits back at Ofcom proposals for it to cover upfront entry costs for BT rivals

Openreach, the independent infrastructure arm of BT, has hit back at proposals from telecoms regulator Ofcom about making its infrastructure available to BT’s competitors. Ofcom, which had forced BT and Openreach to separate in a bid to make the ‘playing field’ more level in the broadband space, revealed more details about its plans to make it quicker and easier for ... Read More »

Giffgaff’s data-based collaborative culture should make GDPR compliance easier, says head of BI

Big Data IoT Excellence Awards Computing’s Big Data IoT Excellence Awards, brand new for 2017, celebrate the achievements of the IT industry’s best big data and IoT companies, solutions, products and personalities. Date: 17 May 2017 London Read More »

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