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Satellite tracking helps Marathon des Sables participants keep on running

Globalstar Europe’s satellite-based SPOT Gen3 product is going to be used to track athletes competing in the Marathon des Sables, the company has announced. The event – which attracts around 850 participants and is described as the world’s most extreme running race –, takes place at the beginning ...

Give cancer the KO by backing Bird

Land Mobile's sales manager, Andy Bird, is taking a gloves-on approach to raising money for Cancer Research UK, having entered Ultra White Collar Boxing.

Bird said: ” I know that many people would gladly pay to see me get punched, so what better way to raise money?” Bird began dieting ...

Kinesis’s vehicle tracking integrates with Amazon’s Alexa

Kinesis has integrated its vehicle tracking technology with Alexa, the Amazon Virtual Assistant.

This allows managers to locate their mobile workers by simply asking Alexa where a person is by name – or a vehicle by its ID number. Alexa then verbally provides the current vehicle location ...

Motorola Solutions’ new CTO

Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi, previously chief technology officer (CTO) for Avigilon (a Motorola Solutions subsidiary specialising in video analytics, network video management software and hardware), has become Motorola Solutions’ new CTO.

He has more than 20 years’ technology leadership ...



Ericsson: changes at the top

Ericsson has announced that current senior vice president and head of market area Middle East & Africa, Rafiah Ibrahim, is becoming advisor to company CEO Börje Ekholm. Ibrahim – who has been in her current position since 2017 – will assume her new role at the end of August.

Speaking of ...

Semtech launches LoRa Cloud Geolocation service

Semtech Corporation has launched its new LoRa Cloud Geolocation service, which is compatible with the LoRaWAN protocol. The company claims that the service can be easily integrated to provide a low-cost and performance-optimised geolocation solution.

It is the first of a number of cloud ...

Sepura launches multiple public safety accessories at BAPCO show

Sepura has launched several new products at this year’s BAPCO conference and exhibition, which took place earlier this week in Coventry.

The first is a “compact remote speaker microphone” – otherwise known as 'mRSM' –, compatible with the company's SC2 and STP Series TETRA terminals. ...


GeoSpock and Smart Cambridge form commercial smart city partnership

GeoSpock, an extreme-scale spatial big data company has formed an commercial alliance with the Greater Cambridge Partnership, which is the first public sector organisation to sign up to its G-Cloud initiative,

The Smart Cambridge team will use GeoSpock’s spatial big data platform to ...


GasTech boosts productivity with cloud-based mobile working

GasTech, a nationwide supplier of heating and cooling systems and services has deployed mobile working and tracking technology from BigChange as part of its new cloud-based management system.

The company’s engineers have been issued with rugged tablets that allow them to receive and send ...


Vodafone’s 5G airport first

Vodafone has announced that it has switched on 5G at Manchester Airport, with other locations apparently set to follow in the coming weeks. According to the company, those using the network have been able to download content “up to four times quicker than over 4G”, having visited a special 5G ...

Mobile World Congress 2019 in review, days one and two

5G again dominated the headlines at MWC Barcelona for good reason, given that this is the year that the rollouts start in earnest.

While this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona is not yet over (at the time of writing), it’s worth taking a moment to consider the wider context – with ...

Report: current UK spectrum model won’t do for 5G

A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to spectrum will not suffice during the roll-out of 5G, according to a paper published this week by the University of Surrey. The report was authored in collaboration with the university’s partners from the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) ...

Industry giants' industrial IoT satellite and cloud collaboration

Satellite communications company Inmarsat has announced a partnership with Microsoft Azure IoT to deliver cloud services.

According to a statement, the collaboration agreement will allow Inmarsat’s customers to transfer data collected through industrial IoT solutions to the Azure IoT ...

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, ...

Capita and MAC Ltd collaborate on IoT for public safety

Capita Secure Solutions and Services (Capita) and Multiple Access Communications Limited (MAC Ltd) are combining Capita’s ControlWorks public safety solution and MAC Ltd’s Internet of Things (IoT) expertise to bring new solutions to the public safety community, including the remote monitoring of ...

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 that the company has ...

Ericsson expands its 5G Platform, demos AI-driven network management

?Ericsson has expanded its 5G Platform with additions across core, radio access, transport and service orchestration areas to help mobile network operators (MNOs) evolve their networks and deploy 5G at scale. The company also demonstrated the use of machine learning driven automation to improve and ...

Nokia announces 5G portfolio expansion ahead of Mobile World Congress

Nokia has revealed two new additions to its AirScale small cells portfolio, ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

These include a millimeter wave (mmWave) radio for “cost-effective 5G outdoor coverage of extremely high traffic areas such as airports,” and a new 5G pico remote ...


Major autonomous vehicle project launched at Millbrook

The AutoAir consortium has launched its 5G test bed for connected autonomous vehicles, at an event taking place at Millbrook proving ground this week.

The event included demonstrations of a variety of functions, including the transmission of data at ‘5G-like speeds’ of 1Gbps. It also ...
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