Infrastructure

While devices receive the lion's share of attention, they are nothing without the infrastructure that provides backhaul and the capacity needed to serve ever-growing numbers of users




British APCO calls for a clear Next Generation 999 technology roadmap

The British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (British APCO) has published a white paper on the topic of “Next Generation 999” (NG999), which highlights the issues that must be addressed if the UK public is have access to an emergency call service that operates consistently well ...

Antenova celebrates its 20th year

Antenova, a UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) is celebrating 20 years since it was founded on 3 September 1999.

International Control Room Week returns in October

International Control Room Week, a campaign that celebrates and raises awareness of the vital role played by control room teams dealing with traumatic and distressing situations on a daily basis, will return for a second year and will take place on 21-27 October.



APD Communications moves into new offices

APD Communications – the control room software vendor based in Hull, UK – has moved into modern new offices to streamline communication among its 100-plus employees by bringing them together under one roof and support future growth.





Satellite IoT market predicted to hit $5.9bn by 2025

The global market for IoT-based satellite services, focused on end-device connectivity hardware and annual connectivity fees, is predicted to grow to $5.9 billion in 2025, according to a report by Rethink Technology Research.


RFS appoints its new president and CEO

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) announced on 22 May that it has appointed Monika Maurer as its new president and CEO, with immediate effect. The position became available when Herbert Merz, the previous president and CEO, left to pursue his own projects.



Broadband partnership promises increased connectivity for rail passengers

Transport company FirstGroup, and Blu Wireless, have announced a joint project intended to drastically improve broadband quality on trains, via the roll-out of 5G technology. Other partners in the scheme include Network Rail, the Department for Transport, and the Department for Digital, Culture, ...

Huawei flexes its R&D muscles at pre-MWC briefing

Huawei’s pre-Mobile World Congress briefing saw the unveiling of several new products and an emphasis on the company’s lead on R&D spending and the work it is doing to reduce mobile carriers’ operating costs.


Vodafone and O2 to team up on 5G rollout

Vodafone and Telefónica UK (O2) have entered into non-binding heads of terms under which they plan to extend their network sharing partnership term and include 5G at joint radio sites.


Northgate Public Services acquires APD Communications

Northgate Public Services (NPS), a supplier of IT solutions for police forces and a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has acquired APD Communications – a software supplier to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets – for an undisclosed sum.

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