EE has announced the expansion of its 5G network to 14 new towns and cities, including Liverpool, Glasgow and Huddersfield for the first time. The mobile operator said independent tests by network performance firm RootMetrics had also found its network now covered 60% of London. As part of the new expansion, EE said it had introduced 5G in Castlereagh, Guildford, Hamilton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Kimberley, Lisburn, Maidstone, Sydenham, Watford and Wolverhampton.
Law firm Slaughter and May have lambasted executives from TSB and parent company Sabadell over the catastrophic core banking migration that locked two million customers out of their accounts in April 2018.
The migration from Lloyds Bank systems to TSB's new in-house core banking platform Proteo4UK led to money disappearing from customer accounts, halved Sabadell's 2018 profits, and eventually forced out TSB CEO Paul Pester.
Slaughter and May's 262-page report, said to have cost £25 million to produce, criticised the TSB board for failing to "fully understand the scope and complexity" of the new IT system and found Sabadell's IT arm Sabis guilty of failing to test the system on one of the two data centres it relied on.
Google has announced plans to acquire Californian-based software firm CloudSimple for an undisclosed fee, as it steps up efforts to win the business of hybrid-cloud hungry enterprises.
CloudSimple's solutions help companies with cloud migration, disaster recovery and virtual desktop services. The purchase will help Google as it seeks to make ground on cloud rivals, Microsoft Azure and AWS, by simplifying migration to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).