News Round-Up 4 Oct 2019

Welcome to the weekly news round-up from our marketing team, featuring highlights from inside our business and the broader industry. 

Industry news

Japan kills off pagers

Japan's pagers beeped for the last time on Tuesday, as the country's last remaining pager provider turned off its service. Most of the final 1,500 customers worked in healthcare, mirroring the situation in the UK, where 130,000 pagers are still in use by NHS workers. Following Japan's example, pagers are due to be phased out in the NHS, along with fax machines, in the next 2 years.

New London mobile connectivity standard agreement

The Mayor of London released a new mobile connectivity standard agreement as part of his Connected London initiative this week. The plan involves improving the process of installing new mobile network equipment, to focus on supporting 4G and 5G in areas where coverage is particularly poor.

Websites to remove illegal content

A landmark ruling from the EU’s highest court means websites and platforms such as Facebook can be ordered to take down illegal content worldwide. If illegal content is reported, websites may also be required to actively search for and remove similar content rather than waiting for it to be reported. 

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Service desk news

The team have helped block a withheld number which was repeatedly contacting one of our customers with spam calls, and also resolved an email issue for another customer.

Staff news

Congratulations to Account Manager Colin, who celebrated 8 years at PSU on Thursday! We also celebrated ICT Support Technician Robert's 1-year work anniversary on Tuesday.

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