WWL hospitals introduces new telephony comms

06 May 2022

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has expanded its partnership with unified communications specialist Cinos to replace its telephony system with an IP (internet protocol) solution.

The group in the northwest of England has gone live with the Cisco-powered unified communications (UC) service, which has been designed to deliver “full resilience and critical communications” including the NHS 2222 emergency line, which will be supported using a hybrid approach, both on-premises and in the cloud.

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Gov to upgrade school Wi-Fi connections by 2025

06 May 2022

Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi said all schools in England will have “lightning-fast” broadband by 2025 as part of the UK government’s efforts to “level up education”.

The government also announced a £150m funding to support schools most in need to upgrade their Wi-Fi connections.

In the next three years, the department for education (DfE) intends to reach out to schools in priority areas to facilitate the introduction of “faster and more reliable connectivity”.

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Switchshop Announced as UKI Partner of the Year 2021 by Aruba

07 April 2022

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, recognises the achievements of its leading EMEA channel partner and distributors at their annual awards ceremony, selecting Switchshop as their UKI favourite for 2021.

The ceremony was of course, held online but that didn’t stop the excitement as Michael Curry accepted the award on his team’s behalf, adding to their growing silverware collection.

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Colt Technology Services selects Infovista to deliver VoIP service assurance across international network

22 February 2022

Colt Technology Services, has selected Infovista KLERITY to deliver VoIP (voice over IP) service assurance across the Colt IQ Network. The KLERITY solution will deliver end-to-end visibility to Colt’s international network across seven major locations in Europe and Asia.

The former is a provider of agile, high bandwidth connectivity solutions serving data-intensive organisations spanning 210 cities in more than 30 countries. The deployment of KLERITY within a network enabled with the latest SIP encryption technologies will enable Colt to optimise the quality of experience (QoE) of its VoIP services, with KLERITY providing detailed, real-time visibility into the perceived QoE and reliability of those services. This includes the ability to view how different user devices impact QoE, along with subscriber and user behaviour.

“KLERITY is the clear choice to support Colt’s expanding VoIP market, because it enables us to visualize, and act on, a uniquely rich and real-time view of how these services are perceived by the users themselves,” said Shane Sura, Vice President of Network Operations at Colt. “Its strong cloud-native platform has all the attributes we need to enable us to leverage automation and machine learning to deliver a best-in-class customer experience.”

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