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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.

Ofcom spectrum cap rules out BT/EE bids

Communications regulator Ofcom has announced that BT/EE will not be able to bid in the 2.3 GHz band in its auction of 190 MHz of 4G mobile spectrum, taking place next year.

This is due the organisation’s imposition of a cap of 255 MHz on ‘immediately useable’ spectrum that can be bought ...

MPs raise concerns over ESN contingency plans

Witnesses from the Home Office, EE and Motorola Solutions were questioned by MPs earlier this month on the progress of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, and the deployment of the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The ESN will replace the Airwave TETRA communication ...

Kenwood's NX-5000 series now supports DMR, together with NXDN and P25

Kenwood has added DMR (digital mobile radio) support and compatibility to its NEXEDGE (NX)-5000 series of portable and mobile radios. The NX-5000 series is now compatible with three different digital protocols: NXDN, DMR (Tier II conventional mode) and P25 – Phase 1 and Phase 2 (trunked).


GSMA makes 5G spectrum plea

The GSMA has called on governments and regulators to commit to supporting 5G in the lead-up to 2019’s World Radiocommunication Conference.

This commitment, according to the organisation, should include a harmonised approach and agreement of a common set of bands, due to the large amounts ...

EE comes top in GWS mobile test

Benchmarking organization GWS has carried out its first UK-wide mobile network test, with results suggesting that EE is the UK’s best overall provider.

The data was gathered using GWS’ OneScore system, which looks at a range of service delivery areas, including mobile internet and voice. ...

Sierra develops LPWA solutions

Sierra Wireless has announced a range of low power wide-area solutions, developed to expand the company’s cellular footprint in the global IoT market.

The AirPrime HL and WP Series cellular modules, which are designed for Cat-M1 Cat-NB1 LTE networks, enable greater connectivity to ...

Hytera releases entry-level DMR radios

Hytera has released the BD series, a “cost-effective” entry-level series of Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) handhelds, and added an array of enhanced features to its PD3/4/5 series.

The BD series initially consists of four models, BD30X, BD35X, BD50X and BD55X, which use two-slot TDMA ...

IoT: Making farming more efficient

The pressure is on farmers to produce more food, quicker. But when it comes to adopting smart farming technology what is the best approach? Mark Venables investigates

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) by 2050 the world’s population will exceed nine billion, ...

Welcome to our Wi-Fi

Hotels are embracing wireless technology, both to provide guests with the 24/7 connectivity they expect, and to enable staff to deal with requests faster and more efficiently

Hotels can be like nations within nations. The largest chains are such that you could be anywhere in the world ...

Transmission on tour

London City Tour needs reliable radio communications to ensure the safety of its drivers and passengers. Sam Fenwick visited its Heathrow depot to find out more

You can’t go far in central London without seeing one of the ubiquitous red London City Tour buses. These open-top vehicles ...

Olaf Swantee: Leader of the 4G revolution

Olaf Swantee, former CEO of EE, recently co-authored a book on EE’s creation and the launch of its 4G network. Land Mobile hears his advice on managing mergers, getting people on board, and what the future could hold for the firm

It’s not every day you get to talk to someone who presided ...

Giving the customer what they want...

…Even if they don’t yet know it, is part and parcel of being a radio dealership. Sam Fenwick explores how their role has changed and the current threats and opportunities

Installing radio equipment increasingly involves linking it to customers’ other systems Dealerships are a key part ...

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 ...
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