Business Telecoms Roundup: March 2017

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A round-up of some of the most interesting stories and articles that you might have missed in the world of telecoms and IT.

 

£42m fine for BT’s Ofcom breach

After an investigation by Ofcom, it was announced that BT would be fined a massive £42m after it was found that they’d failed to pay proper compensation that they owed to telecoms providers. BT were unable to deliver key ethernet services on time, and during January 2013 – December 2014 they failed to pay compensation for this correctly. More information can be read on commsbusiness.co.uk.

 

Necessary hashtags?!

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been criticised over her apparent naivety when it comes to end-to-end encryption, having described it as “completely unacceptable”. Even Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia got involved. ITPro has the full story.

 

More trouble for TalkTalk

TalkTalk have been in the press yet again after it’s been claimed that that they’ve been the recipients of another data breach. TalkTalk have dismissed the claims but it’s not looking good after the BBC published an expose into “industrial scale” fraud. The Guardian has a full write-up on all the goings-on.

 

Robotic IT staff?

Everyone’s talking about artificial intelligence and automation. We took a look into how you can use it for good; to make your work life easier! Check out these 5 areas of your IT job that you can automate today.

 

BT’s VR work experience

BT were in the news again, this time for their latest attempts to attract new openreach engineers (whilst demonstrating their commitment to customer service). BT are employing VR headsets to show off life as an engineer. Read the full story on telecoms.com.

 

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