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Motorola awarded $764.6m in court ruling against Hytera

Motorola Solutions was awarded $764.6 million in damages by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on 14 February 2020 after it found in favour of the US company in its trade secret theft and copyright infringement case against China’s Hytera ...

EXFO launches intelligent network automation platform

EXFO has launched an intelligent automation platform designed to enable mobile network operators to deliver ultra-reliable, high-quality 5G service.

The Nova Adaptive Service Assurance (Nova A|SA) platform automatically provides the right data at the right time to ...

Nokia & SoftBank complete ‘world-first’ 5G connected car test

?Nokia and SoftBank have completed tests demonstrating that non-standalone 5G technology can be used to operate connected cars.

Non-standalone 5G uses existing LTE radio and packet core infrastructure as a basis, with 5G-NR radio layers on top. This allows for ...

Rail connectivity progress stalls

The National Infrastructure Commission has warned that progress on mobile connectivity on rail has stalled since the government accepted the findings of its 2016 Connected Future report.

In its new report on the progress of its recommendations – Connected Future: ...

Economic viability of UK 5G networks questioned

Stephen Lerner, general counsel & regulatory affairs director at Three, has outlined the “various forces are limiting the economic viability of 5G at an industry level”.

In a LinkedIn blog post, Lerner explained that adequately addressing four areas – concerning ...

Network operator AI spend to reach $15bn by 2024

Total operator spend on AI solutions will exceed $15 billion by 2024, according to a new study from Juniper Research. This is up from from $3 billion in 2020.

Network optimisation and fraud mitigation solutions were identified as the most highly sought-after AI-based ...

Research reveals mobile network performance ‘sweet spot’

Global Wireless Solutions has completed a nationwide assessment to understand the UK customer experience of mobile network performance.

GWS combined controlled scientific network testing with a deep analysis of consumer behaviour and expectations of performance. Its ...


Ericsson and Capgemini join forces on private 4G and 5G networks

Ericsson and Capgemini have announced they are teaming up to deliver end-to-end, turnkey and industry-specific private 4G and 5G networks.

Ericsson will supply private network products and services, whereas Capgemini will provide digitalisation and system integration ...

Anritsu introduces 43.5 GHz 1-port VNA

Anritsu Corporation has introduced what it says is the industry’s first modular 1-port vector network analyser (VNA) that supports measurement frequencies up to 43.5 GHz.

The ShockLine MS46131A USB VNA can be used to measure antennas and other 1-port 5G devices at ...

Nokia reaches 63 commercial 5G contracts

Nokia has today announced that it has reached 63 commercial 5G contracts worldwide, with customers including AT&T, KDDI, Korea Telecom, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, O2, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Sprint, STC, T-Mobile US, Verizon, Vodafone Italy and Zain Saudi.

Tommi Uitto, ...

O2 and Ericsson partner with Northumbrian Water in 5G trials

O2, Ericsson and Northumbrian Water are conducting a series of initial 5G trials at the Washington Water Treatment Plant in Tyne and Wear.

The trials will use O2’s 5G network, with Ericsson providing the 5G infrastructure. This will include installing a Private ...

O2 to trial 4G on the London Underground

O2 has signed an agreement with Transport for London (TfL) to join other providers in piloting 4G on the Jubilee Line between Westminster and Canning Town.

This follows a similar announcement from Vodafone back in October. The pilot is scheduled to go live in March ...

PMRExpo – news from the exhibition floor

Now that PMRExpo has closed its doors for another year, let’s take a quick look at the major announcements and new product launches.

Over on the Hytera stand, we got to see its next generation (new software, hardware & platform/circuit board) HP785 DMR IP68-rated ...

Controllis launches 'carbon neutral' power solution

Controllis has developed a site power system that it says is carbon neutral and will help support a net zero emissions economy.

The new system, called Controllis Zero, is based on the company’s Modular48 DC power system. That system reduces carbon emissions using ...

Ofcom announces new rules for mobile phone repeaters

Ofcom has made changes to the technical requirements for using mobile phone repeaters in vehicles.

Mobile repeaters help improve reception, and the new technical specifications allow for increases to the maximum system gain allowed and the use of a wider range of ...



Vodafone and O2 finalise 5G network sharing agreement

Vodafone and O2 have agreed to share 5G active equipment on joint network sites across the UK.

This is expected to speed up their rollout of 5G services to their customer base, reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and lower rollout costs (compared ...

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.

The company is ...

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.

Ryan Ding, Huawei’s carrier business group president, said ...

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.

These sites are situated where there is the greatest demand for ...

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.

Vodafone’s engineers are currently laying the ...

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.

Once all the shares have been acquired by ...

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