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The West Midlands has been chosen to be the UK’s first test area of the high-speed mobile internet, 5G ahead of a national roll out. The 5G internet connection is expected to revolutionise healthcare and public transport, and areas including Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton will receive up to £75m worth of public investment to develop… [MORE]

On the 1 September 2018, wholesale call rates on traditional ISDN networks increased, encouraging many businesses to move to VoIP systems. These price rises are only just the beginning as BT will also be phasing out and closing their PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025. These changes are in response to the ever changing industry… [MORE]

The Government has said that full-fibre broadband should be fitted as standard in new homes, as part of the new national telecoms strategy that is being drawn up by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Support (DCMS). The target date for the UK to have full-fibre broadband coverage across the country is 2023, with… [MORE]

Popular British rail operator, Great Western Railway recently reported that data hackers successfully breached a small percentage of their users. Around 1,000 passenger details were exposed in the hack, forcing the rail service to reset all of their user’s accounts. The rail operator, which has services running between London, Penzance and Worcester, said that the… [MORE]

We recently received information on the latest cyber security threat as well as some handy recommendations to help ensure your systems are protected. So what’s the threat? The threat is a new DDoS attack which has been identified to target Memcached servers that have certain ports exposed to the internet. The impact that this threat… [MORE]

Mobile networks are investigating a 4G network flaw that has been allowing hackers to make fake calls and send fake messages. The flaw has been enabling hackers to hijack a phone number and make fake calls to banks and family members with a number of the caller’s choosing which could in turn end up with… [MORE]

As technology becomes outdated and outmoded, it is oft discontinued, and the ISDN lines which power many office phones are no exception. BT has historically confirmed that ISDN lines will be phased out and has now published the technical details for their plans to stop selling phone lines from 2020. Their forthcoming Single Order Generic… [MORE]

Some quirky engineers at a small UK based company recently conducted an experiment for a bit of fun but the outcome was something pretty spectacular. Andrews and Arnold Engineers successfully made a broadband connection using 2m of wet string, which was first soaked in salt water to enable good conduction. Believe it or not, the… [MORE]

Our friends at Circle2Success hosted their fabulous annual Christmas lunch at Manor by Lake on Wednesday 6th December and we were delighted to have attended. During the event we chatted to the lovely Chris Knight who works for the Caring for Communities and People Project (CCP) in Gloucester and we found out that their staff… [MORE]

All the key cybersecurity stories from October 2017: October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month October featured the annual campaign to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity with input from the Department of Homeland Security, The FBI and European commission. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) celebrates first year The NCSC celebrated its first year… [MORE]

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