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The Plan to Kill Off Landlines, ADSL and ISDN

There's an ambitious plan to get rid of Britain's traditional phone network. Almost all landlines and ISDN lines are due to stop working at the end of January 2027.

"That's years away. I'll worry about it later," you may be tempted to think. 

Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Changes are happening long before 2027 and will affect a vast array of telecoms services: 

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Data Transmission Speed Record Smashed

Boffins at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have managed to transmit 1.84 petabits of data per second over a single 37-core 7.9km fibre optic cable. That's over five times the previous record (319 terabits per second).

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Gartner Evaluated SD-WAN Vendors. Here's Who Came Top

Tech market analysis firm Gartner has completed its annual review of SD-WAN vendors, and the result is good news for hSo customers.

The technology partner whose hardware powers our SD-WAN service has come out on top for SD-WAN market leadership. Again.

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FTTP Availability Skewed Towards Newer Housing

As of August 2022, 39% of UK properties can get full-fibre broadband (FTTP).

ThinkBroadband, a news site that painstakingly tracks the FTTP roll-out, found that the age of your property makes a huge difference to how likely you are to be able to order FTTP: 

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SD-WAN: 3 Core Benefits and 3 Security Considerations

SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) is a way of managing and optimising a wide area network (WAN) that is designed to address the needs of a more mobile workforce in the age of ever-growing cloud computing, remote working and mobile devices.

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Euro 2016: A Connectivity Challenge

Needless to say, each major sporting event represents a serious challenge in terms of IT infrastructure.  And the Euro 2016 Football Championship is no exception.

Just look at the figures below cited by its official press kit, to get an idea of its scale:

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The Plan to Fix Britain's Worst Broadband Speeds

Over 90 per cent of the UK can now order superfast broadband delivering speeds of 24Mbps or more. By the end of 2017, 95 per cent of the UK should be able to order such speeds. This leaves five per cent of homes stuck in the digital dark ages.

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What Can You Do With a 1 Gigabit/s Broadband Connection?

A few of our customers have a 1Gb/s leased line to their office.

If current trends continue, you could have a 1Gb/s broadband connection at home within the next decade.

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How You REALLY Connect to the Internet

There are two main steps to connecting your business to the Internet.

Step 1: Connect Your Site(s) To Your ISP's Core Network

Your Internet Service Provider creates a link between your site(s) and its own core network, probably by using one or more of these technologies:

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