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Companies to guard against becoming Olympic drop-outs

Back in April, I looked at the issues surrounding network infrastructure ahead of the Olympic Games and all the pressure they will bring to corporations in and around London in particular.A response from fellow blogger J Watson pointed out that he has personally witnessed network traffic in large corporations increase by as much as 50-100% during an event like the Olympics.

June 6, 2012 by

London Olympics: BT needs 25,000 more Wi-Fi hotspots

BT is to add 25,000 extra hotspots to its Wi-Fi network ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.The telco plans to have 500,000 hotspots up and running in time for the Games, which kick off on 27 July.

May 29, 2012

Google Maps adds alerts for Tube delays

Google has upgraded its Maps service to include live information about disruptions to the London Underground network in order to try and help the 31 million expected visitors to the city avoid trouble spots and delays in the capital during the Olympics this summer.

April 3, 2012 by

Wi-Fi on the Tube on track for 120 stations

Transport for London is nearing the end of its tender process for deploying Wi-Fi to a network of underground tube stations.The scheme is scheduled to be ready and active ahead of the beginning of the Olympics in summer 2012 and will include 120 locations.

January 25, 2012 by

Amazon Web Services brings Direct Connect to UK

Amazon Web Services has brought its Direct Connect technology to the UK, which allows customers to establish a dedicated network connection between their datacentre and the local Amazon Web Services facility.The announcement, made on Wednesday, means UK customers can connect to Amazon Web Services' EU West (Ireland) region via the Telecity Sovereign House datacentre in London at guaranteed port speeds of 1Gbps or 10Gbps.

January 11, 2012 by

Olympics organisers test BT unified comms

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.

November 9, 2011 by

Book review: Tackling Tumblr

Tumblr might be the biggest social network you've never heard of. You might well have come across Tumblr in the wake of the London riots, as it was used for a popular blog showcasing images of rioters amusingly-photoshopped to show them clutching stuffed toys or wearing Justin Bieber T shirts.

August 30, 2011

O2's network goes down in parts of South East England

O2's mobile network is down in parts of South East England for the second time this week, the company has said.The operator's data services suffered a three-hour outage in parts of the region on Tuesday, but on Friday morning O2 said voice, SMS and data facilities were unavailable to some customers in parts of London, Kent and East Sussex.

June 10, 2011 by

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