World faces ‘biggest internet outage in history’

19 July 2024

TV channels, transport networks and banks around the world have been knocked offline in a massive outage causing Windows computers to suddenly shut down.

Individuals have reported that their Windows computers are suddenly showing the “blue screen of death” and entering recovery mode. The issue mostly seems to be impacting PCs running on Windows 10 software.

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Drone To Home gains cloud calling from Node4

18 July 2024

Node4 has provided Drone To Home, a UK-based animal search charity, with a sponsored Webex Calling solution that also features cloud-based meeting, messaging, and team collaboration capabilities.

Drone To Home is the UK’s first drone-based animal search and rescue charity. Most of its work focuses on finding lost dogs, although it has recently expanded to assist farmers with missing livestock. Today, the charity’s work extends beyond drone-based animal recovery. 

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Cellhire supports BBC General Election coverage with IoT

12 July 2024

Cellhire played a major role in the BBC’s coverage of the 2024 UK General Election. The company deployed its ‘Count Cam’ packages powered with Cellhire’s IoT connectivity solution to 369 vote-counting locations across the UK to allow the BBC to live-stream footage as the election results unfolded during the night of July 4-5.

As votes were tallied and results announced, thanks to Cellhire the BBC was able to provide continuous coverage throughout the night, employing a combination of reporters, crews, freelancers and state-of-the-art streaming solutions.

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Vodafone UK slices network at Glastonbury to support vendors

10 July 2024

Vodafone UK conducted another trial of Network Slicing technology on their latest 5G Standalone (SA) powered mobile broadband network at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, which despite heavy network load was able to dedicate a ‘slice’ of capacity to help drink vendors speed up card transactions.

Most existing 5G networks in the UK still have some dependencies on 4G, which slow them down and are known as Non-Standalone (NSA). 

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