Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics are testing BT's cloud-based voice network for the event, the telco said on Wednesday.BT said it has delivered the network, based on Cisco hosted unified communications technology, to connect 25 Olympic venues.
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The supermarket giant Tesco is examining facial recognition technology that could help it recognise high-value shoppers and shoplifters, according to NEC.NEC senior marketing coordinator George Gimenez told ZDNet UK at the Unified Communications (UC) Expo 2011 in London that Tesco is interested in the technology, called Neoface, because it could help the company identify its top customers as they walk into a branch.
The communications company Britannic Technologies has launched a hosted telephony platform called netPBX.Unveiled on Tuesday at the Unified Communications (UC) Expo in London, netPBX is a subscription-based service aimed at home workers and branch locations.
Lloyd's of London has made Facebook a priority for customer communications. Ted Schadler blogs on what you can take from it to empower your employees to solve customer problems.
Today I attended the first day of UC Expo, a show devoted to unified communications, at Olympia in London. It was mostly a quiet event — no big keynotes, just seminars that were mostly straight product pitches from the vendors concerned.
The communications and IT giant has said when it will start testing fibre-to-the-home broadband technology at sites in London and Milton Keynes
Traffic-switching organization, London Internet Exchange, says proposals to monitor all Web communications are technologically impractical.
Traffic-switching organisation the London Internet Exchange says proposals to monitor all web communications are technologically impractical
Atos Origin has revealed its roadmap for getting the technology in place to handle the races, spectators and communications for the 2012 Olympic Games in London
Nortel has been dropped as the official communications supplier for the 2012 London Olympics, and has been replaced by Cisco.In a statement on Friday, the London 2012 Organising Committee (Locog) said it had ended its contract with the bankrupt infrastructure supplier "on good terms".
Experts from London School of Economics say U.K. government plan to record traffic details of all Web communications is "an impossibility".
Experts from the London School of Economics say a government plan to record traffic details of all UK web communications is 'an impossibility'
The Week Ahead: Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Colin Powell will all speak at a San Francisco security-fest, while the communications industry will gather in London to discuss future trends
After a year licensing Google's Internet search technology, the British Broadcasting Corporation's interactive division, BBCi, signed a deal to use rival navigation technology from Inktomi, according to Chris Charlton, London-based BBCi's communications manager. "The decision to change our results service provider from Google to Inktomi was taken after the provision of the service was put to public tender, in accordance with EU Procurement Legislation," he said.
Regulatory action may be taken against British Telecommunications in an attempt to increase competition in the United Kingdom's broadband market, according to an influential group of lawmakers. The select committee has urged the Office of Telecommunications--the U.K. telecom regulator known as Oftel--and its forthcoming replacement, the Office of Communications (OFCOM), to consider separating BT's network business from the rest of the company. The network is BT's physical infrastructure--including local exchanges and cables--as opposed to its service-based operations, such as BTopenworld. One of the benefits of this separation, the committee believes, is that it might bring down broadband prices. The committee's advice was delivered in a report published Wednesday; it echoes a widespread belief among BT's competitors, which say broadband prices would likely fall if a third party owned BT's fixed-line network. BT isn't permitted to sell any products at a loss--an attempt to prevent the company undercutting rivals to boost market share. ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story visit ZDNet U.K.
America Online is planning to launch a self-installed broadband product in the United Kingdom this summer. "We've been making lots of progress in our work with (British Telecommunications) to resolve our concerns over the provisioning process for broadband. We're hopeful that we'll be able to launch in the near future...in weeks, rather than months," said Matt Peacock, communications director at AOL U.K. In theory, the Internet service provider could launch its high-speed product tomorrow. The service is up and running, and some AOL customers already have a broadband connection. But Peacock said the company is holding off on a full launch because "we want the service to be absolutely right." In the meantime, AOL is missing out on potential customers. The wholesale broadband price cuts that BT recently made have caused an increase in subscriptions, and Britain is thought to be poised to pass 500,000 broadband home users. ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story, visit ZDNet U.K..
LONDON (Reuters) - Fears are growing once more that companies operating on the Internet may not be equipped to ward off electronic sabotage after anonymous "hackers" forced a small British firm out of business. CloudNine Communications, one of Britain's oldest Internet Service Providers (ISPs), shut down last week with the loss of eight jobs in what computer experts believe is the first instance of a company being hacked out of existence.
Inmarsat, the London-based mobile satellite communications company, is showing for the first time at CeBIT a system which will provide ISDN-compatible data transfers of up to 64 kbits, via new four-kilo portable devices. Aimed at companies' looking to expand the reach of their IT network using global mobile satellite communications.
UK computing guru and Acorn founder Hermann Hauser will keynote the Jupiter Communications Consumer Online Services Europe conference and expo to be held October 23-24 in London.
The purchase announced today of London-based Grey Cell buys TDK's System Group expertise in GSM, LAN, modem and combination cards and paves the way for an ambitious strategy to become the world number one in mobile communications.TDK's acquisition for an undisclosed sum of privately held Grey Cell will also give the Japanese giant a European design centre for PC Card and associated mobile communications products, the firm said.
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