Arqiva to improve Mobile Coverage with more masts in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Council are working with Arqiva to improve mobile phone coverage in #notspots. A #notspot is an area of no mobile coverage. These are prevalent in rugged environments, which increases the amount of radio shadow that masts create. Arqiva won an open tender to supply additional mobile phone network masts to improve the…

Broadcom plans $103bn takeover of Qualcomm

Having announced a move of their headquarters to the US, Broadcom  is now targeting another chipmaker for a takeover. Even with the Brocade deal stuck in CIFUS negotiations, they are looking to target Qualcomm . Given that both Qualcomm and Broadcom have income streams from WiFi and LTE chipsets. The combination of both companies will potentially…

Fujitsu use multi-tenant Silver Peak to host SD-WAN solutions

Fujitsu has added a Silver Peak SD-WAN environment to allow service providers to deliver pre-built platforms for their enterprise customers. The service combines Fujitsu’s consulting and managed network services alongside the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect platform. Service providers leverage the combination, quickly deploying an SD-WAN service for customers, without spending months developing their solution. SD-WAN…

SD-WAN: What are the business benefits?

What are the business benefits of SD-WAN deployment? SD-WAN stands for a Software-Defined Wide Area Network. It simplifies network management. It reduces the cost of the network infrastructure. It provides better network governance. And it is easier to manage the previous generation Hybrid Networking. With 50% of the data in networks now being delivered to…

Whatever happened to Blackberry?

A few years ago, you couldn’t move in London on the Tube for businessmen checking and answering email on their Blackberry device. Now they have disappeared, being replaced by Apple and Samsung devices. There were rumours that they would be brought by Microsoft, but that never happened. So whatever happened to Blackberry ? The answer…

SDxCentral: Cradlepoint launches new LTE-based SD-WAN capabilities

SDxCentral reports Cradlepoint have launched new LTE capabilities for LTE connected SD-WAN. Cradlepoint have published their NetCloud OS Release 6.3, the software part of their NetCloud platform. Cradlepoint focus on using LTE as primary or secondary link in a multi-path SD-WAN, and have added adaptive queuing to manage the differences in behaviours for links of different speeds, helping manage QoS…

The Register: Bankers to get 1Gbps free Wi-Fi in City of London deal

The square mile is being fitted with both 4G small cell and WiFi to provide high-speed free connectivity. The deal brings Vodafone and Telefonica together, managing the network using Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (CTIL). CTIL currently manage the combined network infrastructure assets for their mobile networks. The current WiFi only solution is managed by The Cloud (currently rebranding to SkyWiFi), until Autumn 2017.…