Manchester city centre to see enhanced mobile connectivity

14 June 2024

Residents, visitors and businesses in Manchester city centre and surrounding areas will soon be enjoying enhanced mobile connectivity from Virgin Media O2 thanks to a new agreement between Freshwave and Manchester City Council.

Freshwave will be deploying more than 20 outdoor small cells on behalf of Virgin Media O2 in busy areas of the city, including outside the Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester Piccadilly Station and Piccadilly Gardens.

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JW Filshill opts for Podfather for customer service

14 June 2024

JW Filshill is using Podfather logistics software to improve customer service.

With a fleet of rigid trucks, Filshill supplies its own Keystore brand of convenience shops alongside national accounts such as the Scottish Prison Service. The company also delivers ambient goods to over 1,600 independent customers across Scotland and the north of England.

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Low confidence in AI integration

13 June 2024

SolarWinds has released the findings from its 2024 IT Trends Report, AI: Friend or Foe?

The report found that despite a near-unanimous desire to adopt AI technology, very few respondents have confidence in their organisation’s readiness to integrate AI, pointing to limitations in data and infrastructure and security concerns.

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GCF announces certification of Broadband Mission Critical Services

11 June 2024

GCF collaborates with TCCA for next generation of MCS products and services. Source: akacin © 123RF.com

GCF collaborates with TCCA for next generation of MCS products and services. Source: akacin © 123RF.com

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) is adding 3GPP-based Mission Critical Services (MCS) to its certification programme, also referred to as MCX.

MCS and critical communications provide essential voice and data connectivity to first responders, public safety services, transportation sectors, and more. The next generation of MCS, also referred as Broadband MCS, are being delivered over LTE cellular networks and evolving towards 5G, thus providing the services required for emergency response.

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