Virgin Media O2 Business switches on UK’s first 5G-connected hospital

06 July 2022

Virgin Media O2 Business has switched on the UK’s first 5G-connected hospital with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust – provider of the most extensive portfolio of mental health services in the United Kingdom.

The switch-on is part of Maudsley Digital Lab's series of digital health and innovation trials funded by NHS Digital, with the private 5G network providing dedicated connectivity for mission-critical digital health use cases for both clinicians and patients. The trials are investigating the efficiency, safety and security benefits of using smart, 5G-connected technologies in NHS hospitals – including IoT (Internet of Things), AR (Augmented Reality) and AI (Artificial Intelligence).



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YugabyteDB 2.15 and new migration engine YugabyteDB Voyager simplify cloud adoption

06 July 2022

Karthik Ranganathan

Karthik Ranganathan

Yugabyte, the  open source distributed SQL database company, announced the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.15 and unveiled a new service, YugabyteDB Voyager, which 

The former gives engineering and operations teams a unified platform to run all their business-critical transactional applications effortlessly. YugabyteDB Voyager, the new cloud database migration service, accelerates cloud native adoption by making the move to a distributed database simple and efficient. 


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ICO to scale back fines for public bodies

06 July 2022

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is to scale back fines for public bodies after admitting that users of services often suffer the consequences of the financial punishments imposed.

Although the UK's data watchdog said it will continue to issue fines for the most serious cases of data breaches in the public sector, it will use other powers within its remit such as warnings, reprimands and enforcement notices.

“Fines do not impact shareholders or individual directors in the same way as they do in the private sector but come directly from the budget for the provision of services,” information commissioner John Edwards, wrote in an open letter.

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Sepura’s Ball wins Critical Communications Industry Outstanding Contribution Award

29 June 2022

Ball 

Ball 

Sepura employee Diana Ball was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Critical Communications Award at the International Critical Communications Awards (ICCAs) held recently in Vienna. 

She was handed the award in in recognition of her work in helping to define the mission critical standards trusted by TETRA users around the world.

 

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