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How do I get set up for working from home?
Working from home and online jobs have become more and more commonplace, kick started by the pandemic when many of us were forced to work from home due to lock downs. This has been followed by a greater number of online / working from home jobs becoming available. Whilst most of us adapted to working … Continued
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Lighting up the nation in Edinburgh
It was no surprise that a city with such history and status as Edinburgh should be chosen as one of several locations across the UK to take part in a live sequence of ‘lighting up the nation’ as part of the celebrations for the coronation of King Charles III. Alongside other locations such as Blackpool, … Continued
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How do I set up my broadband for online gaming?
When considering broadband for online gaming, it’s also important to consider the rest of your internet usage, from the number of devices in your household to the types of users. As in our highly connected world, your network will also want to be running other devices, which could impact your gaming experience. It’s important to … Continued
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WeLink scales up wireless network across Edinburgh
A new kind of broadband piloted in Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns is being scaled up across the city, giving more households and businesses a wireless alternative to mainstream internet service providers and endless roadworks. WeLink Communications is expanding its carrier-grade coverage to 27,500 premises, representing a fourfold increase in the size of the fifth-generation … Continued
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Local tech ecosystems need gigabit connectivity to rebalance £1 trillion sector across UK, says CEO
This month, WeLink UK CEO and Co-Chair of techUK’s Local Public Services Committee, Natalie Duffield, was techUK’s Talking 5 guest. Below is the interview in full, reproduced courtesy of techUK. You can find out more about their Local Public Services Committee here. Each month, techUK’s Associate Director for Local Public Services, Georgina Maratheftis, interviews a member … Continued
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The wireless key that unlocks a smarter state
A smarter state isn’t just about spending money more efficiently, although it can be pretty good at that. It can also lead to a better quality of life. A study from McKinsey Global Institute found that smart city applications contribute positively to public safety, time and convenience, health, environmental quality, social connectedness and civic participation, … Continued
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Big Tech billions will transform the places we live, work and dream
Big Tech is making big bets that will determine the future of place, the environments where we live, work and dream. The sums devoted to research and development are quite mind boggling: in 2020, Amazon spent $42bn on ‘technology and content’, while Alphabet invested $27bn in R&D; Huawei $22bn; Microsoft $19bn; Apple $18bn; Samsung $18bn … Continued
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Outnumbered: no wonder connectivity is such a challenge
Connected devices will soon outnumber human beings by more than five to one. No wonder broadband speeds struggle to keep up. The world will be home to an estimated 43 billion connected devices by the end of next year, according to management consultancy McKinsey. Which might explain why connectivity is such a challenge. With most … Continued
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Their names might sound harmless but the cyber threat is very real
As names, they seem innocuous enough. Sandworm Team, Telebots, Voodoo Bear and Iron Viking could have come from a harmless video game or children’s TV programme. In fact, they are the labels used by a group of Russian military intelligence-backed hackers whose destructive malware attacked critical infrastructure, national elections, the Olympics, and poisoning investigations. Indicted by … Continued
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