In-Depth

Land Mobile's in-depth features focus on the use of wireless communications within vertical markets (often in the form of on-site case studies), interviews with senior industry figures, insight pieces looking at topical issues and articles with tips on procuring wireless devices and services.

Wi-Fi enters the gigabit era

The Wi-Fi Alliance has gone from strength to strength. Edgar Figueroa, its president and CEO, talks to Sam Fenwick about Wi-Fi past, present and future

It’s fair to say Wi-Fi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa (pictured above) is a Wi-Fi veteran. After nearly two decades working in wireless ...

Rural Internet: Bridging the fibre gap with wireless

If you’re living or working in an area of the UK with slow – or no – fixed broadband should you wait until the Broadband Delivery UK scheme brings superfast fibre connectivity to you? Vaughan O’Grady investigates

Some 95 per cent of the UK should have superfast broadband coverage by late ...

PMR446: If in doubt, ask

While PMR446 devices can be a cost-effective choice for businesses, without the right knowledge they could be more than you bargained for, explains Simon Creasey

Walk down the high street of any UK town and chances are you’ll spot someone using a PMR446 radio. The handsets are ...

Radiopaging: 60 years on

Derek Banner discusses the benefits of modern paging technology, together with the main players in the industry and their products

Invented in 1956 by Multitone, radiopaging was first used at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London to alert doctors that needed to attend an emergency ...

Back to back(haul)

James Hayes explores whether wireless or traditional wired backhaul is the best option for mobile network operators to meet growing data demands

Backhaul is bearing the brunt of the massive surge in mobile traffic. But while mounting pressure on backhaul may seem good news for mobile ...

Cowes Week: Radio rocks the boats

Richard Lambley discovers the roles radio plays in managing one of southern England’s most popular summer sailing events

Above the seafront terrace of the Royal Yacht Squadron’s clubhouse in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a vast canvas awning shields the bustle beneath from the sun. Behind ...

Protecting lone workers in industrial and remote environments

You are not alone even when you’re working in some of Britain’s remotest areas. That’s because communications devices developed to help protect employees reach almost everywhere, as Vaughan O’Grady discovers

The type of telecommunications systems and devices a company may use for lone ...

Digital trunking: DMR and TETRA

Land Mobile explores the use of DMR Tier III and the factors that need to be considered when deciding whether it or TETRA is the best fit for your company

Many large organisations need resilient, high-capacity two-way radio networks with wide-area coverage, particularly those in the ...

IoT platforms: Making sense of it all

As a fairly new phenomenon, the IoT still holds a lot of grey areas. James Hayes explores what an IoT platform is, and what it can do

Unlike most ICT models, the Internet of Things (IoT) arguably started as a ‘bottom-up’ concept: its inventors foresaw massed ranks of connected objects ...

Ofcom BRIG: Will the 'black sheep' get the RED card?

The latest Ofcom BRIG meeting, which took place on 28 July, touched on many different issues: spectrum licensing and enforcement, LTE in UHF, Brexit, a light licence survey and the Radio Equipment Directive. Sam Fenwick brings you the highlights

Sidiqur Rahman, spectrum assignment and ...

Radios to the rescue

Sam Fenwick joins a Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue exercise to learn more about how rescue organisations use radio to better coordinate their operations and improve volunteer safety

Emma Brookes was reported missing at 6pm by her mother. Depressed after her exams and with very pushy ...

Braking bad: improving driving with telematics

What’s so special about the magic black boxes becoming ever-more common in fleet vehicles? Laurence Doe looks into telematics’ advantages for businesses

Bretts Transport has a telematics system that records data before and after an incident for insurance purposes If your company ...

Far from remote

Field service workers are taking advantage of new platforms, software and applications designed to make them more productive, discovers Kate O’Flaherty

Mobile working is nothing new but its reach is widening. According to analyst Strategy Analytics the number of mobile workers will rise ...

FWIC: Tomorrow's wireless world

Sam Fenwick reports from the first day of Cambridge Wireless’s 8th Future of Wireless International Conference, and its Automotive and Transport SIG meeting

The 8th Future of Wireless International Conference (FWIC), took place at IET London, Savoy Place and began with an introductory ...

What does the future hold for PMR?

While no-one can accurately predict what communications will look like in the future, Chris Lorek explores the trends that will most likely influence two-way radio’s destiny, with a focus on private mobile radio

It’s only recently that we’ve started to see software-defined radio (SDR) ...

Utilities: DMR Tier III for IoT?

DMR Tier III is making headway with utilities. However, it faces competition from other wireless technologies. Vaughan O’Grady investigates whether its combination of voice capacity, resilience, coverage and IoT applications could be a winning hand

Wireless technologies have long played ...

Best practice for in-vehicle installs

An update to FCS1362, the code of practice for in-vehicle radio equipment installation, was announced at the recent FCS Comms Installer event. Sam Fenwick reports

This year’s FCS Comms Installer and the schemes the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) runs to ensure best practice ...

There's Wi-Fi at the end of the tunnel

At the Going Underground event Laurence Doe discovers how nationwide free train Wi-Fi is en route, and how businesses can get on board with the roll out

It’s rare to find somewhere, either indoors or outside, where internet access is unavailable. The move towards an increasingly mobile ...

Standards are key to the connected car

If autonomous and connected vehicles are to rule the road a host of stakeholders need to work together to build solutions. Tom Blackie explains how connected car standards can benefit everyone

Arguably, the modern connected car really began to take off when Ford Sync was announced in ...

What would Brexit mean for the UK's wireless comms industry?

?The referendum to decide whether the UK will either remain in or leave the EU is one of the most important decisions our electorate will ever be asked to make. However, while plenty has been said about immigration and the now-infamous £350 million a week figure, there's been little discussion on ...

The attack of the robot grocers

The Cambridge Wireless Connected Devices SIG meeting sparked wide-ranging discussion on provocative topics; from the tussle between low power wide area (LPWA) players and the cellular industry to robot swarms. Sam Fenwick reports

The Cambridge Wireless Connected Devices SIG meeting ...

IoT: Business radio’s worst enemy?

April’s Ofcom Business Radio Interest Group meeting discussed many things, including e-licensing, the threat from IoT devices, Ofcom’s licensee survey and LTE in the 450 to 470 MHz band. Sam Fenwick brings you the highlights

Ofcom’s Russell Kent-Smith, director of sector policy, gave an ...

Radio for Airsoft: ‘There’s no bombs without comms’

Communications are critical in any warzone, even if bullets are replaced with plastic pellets. Laurence Doe examines how Airsoft players and staff utilise radio

‘There’s no action without communication’ – that’s how an Airsoft player explained the phrase in the headline to me. Whether ...

The art of radio network maintenance

Whether it’s a one base-station system or a nationwide emergency setup, two-way networks are more robust than ever. However, that doesn’t mean maintenance can be ignored. Vaughan O’Grady discovers what can go wrong

When it comes to two-way radio networks there’s no shortage of useful ...

Radio over IP: Quick and easy?

With spectrum availability an increasing concern in the capital, Jon Severs takes a look at radio over IP technology, which removes the need for a radio licence

Traditional two-way radio networks are an often-unacknowledged operational necessity for the majority of companies. A good ...
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