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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

TfL opens Tube Wi-Fi bids

TfL has opened the bidding for a contract for Wi-Fi infrastructure on the London Underground, which it says will be in place in some stations by June 2012, in time for the Olympics

March 25, 2011 by

Cisco replaces Nortel in key 2012 Olympics role

Nortel has been dropped as the official communications supplier for the 2012 London Olympics, and has been replaced by Cisco.In a statement on Friday, the London 2012 Organising Committee (Locog) said it had ended its contract with the bankrupt infrastructure supplier "on good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".

July 10, 2009 by

Cisco to consume Nokia?

Reuters reports (from a story in the "Business" newspaper in London) that Cisco might add to its massive networking equipment footprint with Nokia's handsets and wireless infrastructure.  Nokia is valued at around $71 billion.

August 7, 2005 by

India's outsourcing set to grow

The IT industry in India is poised to expand massively by taking over major parts of the infrastructure of global companies, according to speakers at a London conference on Tuesday. In the past, Indian companies have become well known for handling software development work, but now they will step up to so-called "business process outsourcing" (BPO) and call centres, allowing global companies to cut their IT budgets by 50 percent, the FT Outsourcing to India conference was told.

January 30, 2003 by

Now arriving at U.K. rail stations: Wi-Fi

Laptop and PDA users in the United Kingdom will soon be offered wireless high-speed Internet access at 15 of Britain's major railway stations. Megabeam, a European provider of wireless Internet service, said Monday it has reached an agreement with Railtrack, which owns the country's railway infrastructure, to install Wi-Fi hot spots at nine London terminals and six regional stations.

July 16, 2002 by

U.K. lawmakers push to split BT

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.

May 1, 2002 by

New Millennium body for the capital

Yet another Year 2000 committee was born this week -- this time to deal specifically with London-based issues. London Readiness 2000 will liaise with borough leaders and work to ensure the infrastructure, utilities and emergency services in the capital run smoothly over the millennium period.

December 7, 1998 by

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