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Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news on developments within radio technology and wireless communications. Updated daily, our news section covers policy and regulation, product developments, contract awards, project deployments, research, and appointments for those with an interest in the provision of wireless communications in a mission-critical or business-critical environment.

Police ICT Airwave contract winners announced

The Police ICT Company has awarded its national Airwave terminal procurement framework contract to radio manufacturers Motorola Solutions and Sepura.

The framework is designed to offer a centrally managed solution which, according to the Police ICT Company, will “free forces of the ...

Retained firefighter solution wins major comms industry award

Global View Systems has won the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) 2018 Gerald David Award for Innovation in Business Radio, for its RETAIN Solution. The award was presented at the Business Radio Gala Dinner, which took place earlier this week at the Chateau Impney hotel near Droitwich ...

EE reveals its 5G launch plan for 2019

EE has announced that the launch of its 5G service in 2019 will start in six cities (London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester), and the operator will add another 10 over the course of the year (Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, ...


Semi-autonomous barges to cut traffic congestion in Dutch city

Dell EMC and Nokia have become lead technology partners in a public-private smart city initiative to help the Dutch City of Delft reduce truck congestion in its centre using semi-autonomous, hydrogen-powered barges in existing waterways for ‘last mile’ transportation.

Dell EMC and Nokia, ...

KDR Powerlines starts using Kinesis Telematics

KDR Powerlines, contractors to the electricity industry, including network operator UK Power Networks, has implemented vehicle tracking from Kinesis, to boost the safety of field staff and the security of its assets.

KDR Powerlines provides a range of construction and maintenance ...

UK government awards digital identification contract

Facial recognition technology specialist iProov has announced that it will play a "key role" in a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office to provide smartphone-based digital identity verification.

According to the company, the new digital service will be provided in partnership with ...

ESMCP: ESN review didn’t pull any punches

Becca Jones, Emergency Services Network customer engagement director at ESMCP, has given an update on the programme following its recent comprehensive review, indicating that potentially bringing the project to an end was indeed part of the discussion.

Speaking at the BAPCO satellite ...

CommScope to buy Arris for $7.4bn

CommScope, a communications infrastructure company, has agreed to buy Arris International in an all-cash deal for around $7.4bn (31.75 per share), including debt repayment.

Arris is active in the customer premises equipment (CPE), network & cloud and enterprise networks markets. In the ...

Eurofins to use tablets and BigChange system to cut paperwork

Eurofins, an international analytical testing company has started rolling out a mobile- and cloud technology based system, from BigChange, to provide operational control of its fleet of 50 vans that collect food and water samples from clients across the UK.

Called JobWatch, the BigChange ...

Three UK to spend more than £2bn on preparing for 5G

Three UK has completed a number of steps in its network improvement programme, as part of a wider programme valued at more than £2 billion to prepare for 5G.

As part of this network upgrade programme, the company has: Bought the rights to 20MHz of 3.4GHz spectrum for £151.3 million in ...

Telent wins ESN coverage testing contract

Telent has won a contract valued at £10.3m from the Home Office to provide a service that will test the coverage of the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The service covered by the contract requires telent to develop and provide a coverage testing app that will work autonomously and be ...

EE turns on nine 5G trial sites in East London

EE, part of BT Group, announced today (7 November) that it has gone live with nine 5G trial sites across East London.

The operator states that the trial has encompassed every element of building a 5G network including obtaining planning permission and access agreements, and managing ...

Kenwood provides comms to massive new Turkish airport

On 29 October, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, opened a new $11.7 billion airport outside Istanbul, which will be supported by a Kenwood NEXEDGE second generation trunked radio system, designed and implemented by Avrasya Haberlesme Group, a Kenwood distributor in Turkey.


Drone company recruits renowned management consultant

UAV specialist Drone Major Group has appointed Jonothan Davey as its director of strategy. It is a new position which, according to the company, reflects the "transformational impact that drone technology is beginning to have globally."

Davey has over 18 years of experience in the field ...

WBA award winners announced

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has revealed the winners of its seventh annual Industry Awards. The announcement was made at Wireless Global Congress, which took place this week in London.

Speaking of the awards, a spokesperson for the organisation said: "They honour the exceptional ...

Budget 2018: what does it mean for telecoms?

Land Mobile looks at the budget’s implications including the additional funding for fibre and R&D, along with the measures that could indirectly stimulate demand for two-way radio.

As part of the government’s strategy to ensure a nationwide full fibre network by 2033 (as set out in the ...

WNDUK’s Sigfox network now covers more than 75% of the UK by population

WNDUK, working in partnership with Sigfox, has today (1 November) announced that it has installed a total of 1,000 Sigfox base stations, which together provide more than 75 per cent population coverage for the low power wide area (LWPA) technology in the UK.

WNDUK (which has 86 channel ...


Vodafone goes live with 5G trial in Salford

Vodafone claims to have become the first company in the UK to carry full 5G over a commercial network.

The company announced today (25 October) that live mobile data traffic is now being streamed to and from the Internet exclusively over 5G from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester, ...

Industry giant’s innovation for hunters and hikers

Motorola Solutions has launched the TALKABOUT T800, a handset combining two-way radio functionality with a mobile app. The device is intended – according to the company – to enable “outdoor enthusiasts the ability to share and track their locations and send messages with fellow travelers while off ...

Tractor-car communication demonstrated at ETSI event

Wireless communications between a John Deere tractor and a car over a communications platform from Sensivov are being demonstrated at ETSI’s annual IoT event in Sophia this week.

The exhibit shows how the two vehicles can communicate, giving visual and sound signals to war of their ...

Facial recognition billboards' European roll-out

Digital billboard solution Bidooh has partnered with companies based in the Czech Republic and Romania, to roll-out 3,000 of its live advertising screens across eastern Europe.

The platform enables businesses to create an advert via the use of an app, which is then displayed on the ...

PMRExpo: more speaker details

The organisers of PMRExpo have stated that digital radio for the security sector will be a central topic at this year’s event.

Presenters will include the president of BDBOS, Andreas Gegenfurtner, who will discuss future-proofing and the potential opportunities presented by 5G.President ...

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.

Panorama’s new subsidiary, located at 16 Allée des Acacias, 33700 Mérignac, Bordeaux, has an office and logistics ...
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