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

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.


Panorama Antennas opens French subsidiary

Panorama Antennas yesterday (October 18) announced that it has opened a French subsidiary with the aim of expanding its business in the western continental European region.



EE refarming 3G spectrum for 4G

In the next six months, BT Group-owned EE will switch more than 500 mobile towers’ use of its 2,100MHz spectrum from 3G to 4G, in the process enabling LTE users to benefit from five-carrier aggregation.

Vodafone to trial 5G in seven UK cities

Vodafone has announced that it will test 5G at specific sites in seven UK cities: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester, with roll-outs starting between October and December this year.




RadioTrade and Panorama Antennas team up

RadioTrade Ltd became an accredited distributor for Panorama Antennas' range of antennas and accessories on 3 April. The distributor will have the most popular items stocked and ready for next day delivery.

Frequentis UK appoints Andy Madge as managing director

Andy Madge, former managing director (MD) of defence and intelligence for Lockheed Martin, joined Frequentis UK’s Managing Board on 1 January 2018, taking responsibility for Frequentis AG’s UK and Ireland subsidiary.

JVCKENWOOD to acquire Radio Activity in 2018

JVCKENWOOD Corporation is planning to acquire all the shares issued by Italy-based Radio Activity S.r.l, a developer and seller of digital radio relay systems (that are compliant with DMR standards), in January 2018.





Tilbury Green Power Plant now using a Capacity Plus system from DCRS

The Tilbury Green Power Plant is located within the Port of Tilbury, Essex and is operated by the Western Biomass Operating Company Limited (WBOC). It needed a fast, resilient and high availability radio solution to allow its widely dispersed staff to communicate across the plant’s large site and ...


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