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New IP system increases safety in schools

07 October 2020

Loughborough Schools Foundation, a group of four independent schools and a nursery, with a total of just over 2,500 pupils.

Three of them share a campus: the all-boys Loughborough Grammar, founded in 1495, which has 849 pupils (and 74 boarders); Loughborough High, with 650 girls; and Fairfield Preparatory which has 506 pupils.

Loughborough Amherst School, founded in 1841 as Our Lady’s Convent School, has 359 pupils; and a day nursery looks after 64 children.


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Bristol-is-Open and Zeetta Networks team up

15 September 2020

Bristol-is-Open is a project for smart city experimentation in technology and citizen engagement, jointly backed by Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol. The city was  recognised as the UK’s leading smart city based on the UK Smart Cities index 2017. Then, in 2018, Bristol-is-Open was recognised with the Glomo Smart Cities Award. 

Zeetta Networks, a local university spin-out company, has worked closely with Bristol-is-Open using NetOS to manage its smart city network infrastructure.

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Project connects Sheffield to free, superfast Wi-Fi network

15 September 2020

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, got involved in Sheffield City’s free-to-use, superfast Wi-Fi project. Working collaboratively with Idaq Networks – it runs the network - and Siklu, a player in millimetre wave radio technology, the project creates a virtual data ring-road around the city, transmitting high-speed capacity between tall buildings, before bringing it down to street level to be used by residents.

 The project delivers superfast internet, at 20 gigabits per second (Gbps), to 293 streets in the city and up to 24,000 users can connect simultaneously. The network is free, and at no cost users or to the council who provided exclusive access to street furniture and buildings to install the network. The network can also be leveraged for other commercial opportunities to help fund the service.

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CTIL and O2 partner up with iWireless Solutions

15 September 2020

Working in partnership with CTIL and O2, iWireless Solutions was asked to design and deliver a world leading, free outdoor Wi-Fi network within the Square Mile. The multi-million-pound project is part of one of the largest investments in wireless infrastructure ever seen in the UK, providing workers, residents and visitors with the ability to access digital rich content in a dense urban environment.

This work was inclusive of any column work, such as replacing for suitable height columns, as well as dealing with the power needed to bring the kit live. The existing Wi-Fi solution was insufficient to meet today’s data demands, which required the new system to be radically different. iWireless Solutions designed a Wi-Fi system with a dynamic, self- organising, fully resilient, gigabit capable backhaul.

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Global content services company selecta Aryaka Smart Services

11 May 2020

Amplexor is a global content services company and when opening new offices, its IT team would typically spend three or more months, depending on the location, adding the branch to the existing MPLS network. Not only would this impact their business timeline, but it also became a major time suck for Amplexor’s lean IT team, which had to invest countless hours with its telecom provider.

Additionally, application performance across its global offices was inconsistent – particularly in China, where critical business applications would o􏰁en time out and file sharing was slow.

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Dual function Wi-Fi services for black cabs

22 April 2020

Sherbet London Taxis, a London Black Taxi operator and advertising organisation needed to equip 50 of their latest TX4 classic Black Taxis with 4G (LTE) connectivity.

The goal was to improve the experience of business customers by providing two levels of service:

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DB Schenker goes the distance with SOTI

20 April 2020

DB Schenker is one of the largest Logistics, 3PL, transport and Freight management providers worldwide, a tradition that goes back to the 19th Century (est. 1872), generating approximately 50% of the DB Group’s revenues.

With more than 64,000 employees, across 130 countries and around 2,000 strategic, economic regional locations, DB Schenker has a global, integrated network geared towards customer service, quality and sustainability. A need for an enhanced mobile strategy led them to re-evaluate its enterprise mobility management solution.

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Sungard migrates Menzie in tight timeframe

30 January 2019

Edinburgh-headquartered John Menzies is a logistics company with 25,600 staff working across has two operating divisions:

Menzies Aviation is a global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo services and operates at 140 airports in 31 countries; Menzies Distribution handles around seven million newspapers and magazines each day, with deliveries to about 25,000 customers.


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Agency removes bugs in the system with ANT

19 December 2018

Hertfordshire-headquartered search marketing agency Distinctly has a team of 15 who work with multiple clients on SEO, PPC and content marketing campaigns. As such, the company needs a dependable telephony solution as well as fast broadband to provide an optimum service level to its clients.


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How Fredrickson has reduced third party scrutiny and protected its reputation with ISO 27001 certification

30 January 2014

Fredrickson International is a debt collection agency (DCA) operating in the UK with three sites across Surrey. It employs more than 300 staff and recovers debt in excess of £100m per annum. The organisation’s key corporate values are compliance, performance and innovation.

The debt collection industry is subject to increasingly intense regulatory scrutiny worldwide, and Fredrickson’s clients also come from a number of highly regulated industry sectors including banking, finance, utility, telecommunications, home shopping and central Government.

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