Three and EE to bring 4G to London Underground

30 December 2021

London Underground gets 4G network

London Underground gets 4G network

Mobile operators Three and EE have agreed a deal to join the BAI Communications network to roll out uninterrupted 4G coverage within London Underground stations as well as the tunnels between them.

BAI’s neutral host mobile network will also be used to provide the LTE-based emergency services network (ESN), which aims to provide secure critical communication alongside the Underground route for the UK's emergency services. EE was awarded the £1bn contract to supply ESN in 2015, replacing the existing Tetra network and reportedly saving the UK £1 million a day in running costs.

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Working from home for the foreseeable?

07 December 2021

Working from home is no longer the ‘new normal’ – it’s firmly established. However, that means investing in the best technology, say the experts

Working from home was considered the “new normal” this time last year. The world was plunged into chaos when businesses were forced to close their offices and tell staff to work from home as the coronavirus pandemic gripped countries around the globe. Working from home, once a privilege, was suddenly the immediate future.

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Handle with care

10 November 2021

Andrew Shilton, head of pre-Sales, MLL Telecom

Andrew Shilton, head of pre-Sales, MLL Telecom

SD‑WAN and SASE offer huge potential but don’t underestimate their complexity

Work from anywhere, cloud migration and digital transformation is creating a very different network landscape to manage. With this comes new thinking and ‘disruptor’ technologies. SD-WAN and SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) are prime examples. Both have huge potential. Both need to be handled with care. Arguably, they can be seen as complementary but are not mutually exclusive.

 

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Medieval Sherwood Forest gets 5G upgrade

09 November 2021

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A data-collecting robot dog, internetcontrolled drones and a 5G upgrade are among technology being trialled by Nottinghamshire County Council to enhance the visitor experience at Sherwood Forest.

Birmingham City University has provided the site with the robot dog, which will collect data and upload it via the 5G connection.

If the trial is successful, the dog will gather data from areas that are usually inaccessible to help monitor and assess the health and condition of the forest environment.

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