Network Optimisation

BT announces FTTP 'on demand'
Fibre
Network & Internet

BT announces FTTP 'on demand'

FTTP 'on demand' will be ready for customers next year after BT does another trial this summer.
3 Feb 2012
Virgin remains on top in broadband speed race
Fibre
Network & Internet

Virgin remains on top in broadband speed race

The broadband speed race is being won by Virgin, Ofcom figures show.
2 Feb 2012
Q&A: Cisco on servers, storage and strategy
Laurent Blanchard
Server & storage

Q&A: Cisco on servers, storage and strategy

We chat with Laurent Blanchard, Cisco's vice president of enterprise, to ask why IT should get excited about what the networking giant can offer.
1 Feb 2012
Cisco announces 40GbE and 100GbE switching upgrades
Networking
Network & Internet

Cisco announces 40GbE and 100GbE switching upgrades

The networking giant looks to support companies in dealing with the data boom, bashing competitor Juniper along the way.
1 Feb 2012
Cisco: WAN optimisation is just a feature
WAN
Network & Internet

Cisco: WAN optimisation is just a feature

Cisco suggests WAN optimisation will not be a market in the coming years, as it looks to build the capability into its core networking products.
31 Jan 2012
Cisco launches turbo-powered wireless access point
connectivity
Network & Internet

Cisco launches turbo-powered wireless access point

The networking giant tries to cater for the BYOD trend with its new Aironet 3600 Series AP.
31 Jan 2012
Ofcom unveils Olympics spectrum sharing plans
Olympics
Network & Internet

Ofcom unveils Olympics spectrum sharing plans

The Ministry of Defence is one Governmental body which will be giving up some of its spectrum to support massive demand during the Olympic Games.
23 Jan 2012
Virgin trials 4G in London
4G
Mobile

Virgin trials 4G in London

The telecoms giant starts testing 4G connections at a London store, saying it wants to commence trials with consumers soon.
23 Jan 2012
Cisco: No pricing rethink in 2012
Pricing
Network & Internet

Cisco: No pricing rethink in 2012

Despite IT budgets being slashed and Cisco's eagerness to impress investors, the networking giant will not rethink its pricing strategy.
20 Jan 2012
World IPv6 Launch scheduled for 6 June
IPv6
Network & Internet

World IPv6 Launch scheduled for 6 June

Tech giants plan to permanently switch on their IPv6-compatible systems by summer.
18 Jan 2012
Virgin blackout cripples broadband connections
Virgin Media
Network & Internet

Virgin blackout cripples broadband connections

Customers across the UK are continuing to complain about their Virgin broadband services.
18 Jan 2012
Parliament puts out communications tender
Parliament
Network & Internet

Parliament puts out communications tender

The Government is looking to get value for money and flexibility for Parliament's Wi-Fi and comms network.
10 Jan 2012
Cisco dumps umi videoconferencing service
Cisco
Network & Internet

Cisco dumps umi videoconferencing service

The networking giant ditches umi less than two years after its launch.
5 Jan 2012
BT scores £100m European Parliament networking deal
BT
Network & Internet

BT scores £100m European Parliament networking deal

The company's Global Services division continues its comeback with another big deal to round off a positive 2011.
20 Dec 2011
Blue Coat agrees to be acquired for $1.3bn
Deal
Security

Blue Coat agrees to be acquired for $1.3bn

Blue Coat is sold to a private equity firm after a troubled year for the security and WAN optimisation company.
12 Dec 2011
BT, Orange and Cisco team up for telepresence sharing
Videoconfeencing
Network & Internet

BT, Orange and Cisco team up for telepresence sharing

The deal will allow customers from the different service providers to contact each other via telepresence.
8 Dec 2011
EE announces £1.5bn for network upgrade
Everything Everywhere
Network & Internet

EE announces £1.5bn for network upgrade

Orange and T-Mobile customers are set to benefit from wider coverage as a result of the investment.
8 Dec 2011
Virgin launches Big Red VPN
VPN
Network & Internet

Virgin launches Big Red VPN

The Big Red VPN offering is designed to free up IT departments' time so they can innovate.
6 Dec 2011
An incomplete IT dream at Real Madrid's Bernabeu
Real Madrid
Business strategy

An incomplete IT dream at Real Madrid's Bernabeu

Real Madrid has some grand ambitions for a high-tech Bernabau, but it seems key pieces of the jigsaw are missing...
18 Nov 2011
Huawei accused of race discrimination by Brit
Huawei
Network & Internet

Huawei accused of race discrimination by Brit

A former Huawei worker claims he lost his job because Huawei is favouring Chinese workers.
16 Nov 2011
Broadband speeds slumping in peak hours
Broadband
Network & Internet

Broadband speeds slumping in peak hours

uSwitch data shows broadband speeds are crippled during peak hours in the UK.
16 Nov 2011
Cisco back on track?
Cisco
Network & Internet

Cisco back on track?

The networking giant predicts revenue and earnings above estimates, as the company looks to get back on the right path after some turbulent times.
10 Nov 2011
HP to attack datacentre market with ARM
HP
Server & storage

HP to attack datacentre market with ARM

ARM chips will be used in HP's new Redstone Server Development Platform.
2 Nov 2011