Openreach reconfirms ambitious target for full fibre rollout

Openreach has just held its first annual review after separating from BT. In the review, the national network builder reiterated its commitment to full fibre Internet. The company aims to achieve its target of connecting 10 million businesses and homes to full fibre Internet by 2025. Mike McTighe, Chair of Openreach, said that after providing […]

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UK companies overconfident about their cyber security

Although data breaches have increased in the UK, decision-makers in organisations believe that their cyber security is optimal, according to a recent survey conducted by Ovum, a research and consultancy organisation, for US-based analytics company FICO. The survey found that 75% of senior executives in the UK feel that their organisation’s cyber security is better […]

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Regulatory changes to spur investment in full-fibre Internet

Telecoms regulatory body Ofcom has announced some changes that will encourage investments in full-fibre Internet in the UK. These proposed changes are based on the recommendations published in the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review by the UK Government. In the review, the Government highlighted plans that would help the country enjoy full-fibre connectivity by 2033 at […]

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Telecoms want collaborative approach to FTTP Internet rollout

Openreach and CityFibre have stated that the Government’s FTTP high-speed Internet rollout can only be realised if telecoms and the Government work together. The two network providers also stated that the regulatory policy set up by Ofcom has to change so that it takes into consideration a collaborative approach, which is the need of the […]

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CityFibre superfast Internet to benefit Leicester and Nottingham businesses

CityFibre is set to launch its wholesale superfast Internet services in Leicester and Nottingham. The communications company has selected Onecom and Gigabit City Networks as its Internet service provider partners in the two cities. CityFibre has requested that businesses that are plagued by poor Internet connectivity in both cities to register with the company if […]

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Cloud computing market in education sector to grow by 26 per cent

Technavio, a market research company, has just published its latest report related to cloud computing in the education sector. The report states that the cloud computing market across the world will grow by more than 26 per cent from 2017 to 2021. The report highlights that cloud computing is being ubiquitously used in the education […]

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Hackers increase attacks on manufacturing companies

Across the world, cyberattacks increased by 24 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter, according to the latest threat intelligence report published by NTT Security. From the statistics, it appears that manufacturing companies are the biggest targets of cybercriminals. The research has found that the increase in cyberattacks is […]

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SMEs not taking cybersecurity seriously

Although businesses in the UK were recently affected by the WannaCry and Petya ransomware, research has found that many of the country’s SMEs are not taking cyberthreats seriously. Webroot, a security company, conducted a survey that offered astonishing results. It revealed that merely 42 per cent of IT decision makers in the US, Australia and […]

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SMEs to benefit from Bristol City Council’s fibre backhaul network

The Bristol City Council has chosen Hub Network Services to offer wholesale access to its BNET fibre optics network. This network extends to about 80km, covering nearly the entire city. This means that small business owners in Bristol will be able to enjoy ultrafast Internet connectivity if they begin using this network. The council purchased […]

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