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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.

Major players partner on Dubai Smart City project

Dubai-based security networks provider Nedaa has signed an agreement with Nokia, designating the city as the headquarters of the latter’s new 'innovation and creativity lab'.

According to Nedaa, the facility will be the first of its kind in the region, working on ‘creative solutions’ ...

Hampshire FRS to be ‘fully digital’ by August

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is deploying 1,000 Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO radios to its firefighters.

The devices, according to the company, will provide push-to-talk, integrated accelerometers for man-down protection, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.As well as the handheld units, ...


Motorola takes more legal action against Hytera

Motorola Solutions has filed more patent infringement complaints against rival radio manufacturer Hytera, this time focusing on acoustic performance.

The new complaints assert that Hytera’s two-way wireless communication devices featuring ‘improved squelch functionality’ infringe ...

Arqiva and Samsung start 5G fixed wireless access trial in London

Arqiva and Samsung Electronics have today (25 July) brought what they claim is the first live trial of 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) technology in the UK and Europe online in central London.

The two companies' trial uses Samsung’s 5G network solution and customer premises equipment ...

Frequentis to provide ‘biggest ICCS in the country’ to NHS ambulances

The UK Ambulance Trust has chosen Frequentis to replace its current integrated command and control system (ICCS) ahead of the Emergency Services Network.

The company will provide its 3020 LifeX integration system, which is designed to operate as a ‘multi-media collaboration platform’ ...

Bluetooth Low Energy now supports mesh networking

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced today (18 July) that Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) now supports mesh networking, enabling many-to-many device communications

It is optimised for large-scale device networks that occupy buildings or groups of buildings (e.g. university ...



Openreach launches FTTP consultation

Openreach has called for greater collaboration between industry and government to help build a large-scale fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband network.

Such a network, the organisation suggests, would strengthen the UK's position as what it calls "the leading digital economy in the ...

Motorola's public safety AI solution

Motorola Solutions is developing ‘intelligent’ cameras for use by the emergency services, working in collaboration with AI specialist Neurala.

According to Motorola, the cameras will have the ability to learn in real time, while automatically searching for persons or objects of interest. ...

Ofcom sanctions extended Wi-Fi use

Ofcom has announced its decision to extend the use of Wi-Fi to the 5.8 GHz band, allowing an additional 125MHz of spectrum.

The move follows a recent consultation - the notice of which was published in March - looking at draft regulations and proposed technical parameters for Wi-Fi in ...

Chelsea FC’s connected future

Ericsson has been chosen as the ‘connectivity partner’ for Chelsea Football Club’s home stadium Stamford Bridge.

Ericsson has been chosen as the ‘connectivity partner’ for Chelsea Football Club’s home stadium Stamford Bridge.The deal will see Ericsson providing free Wi-Fi for visitors to ...

Save money by investing in ruggedised smart devices, says Panasonic

Organisations could make cost of ownership savings of 15% over five years by equipping mobile workforces with rugged devices, according to Panasonic Business.

The announcement coincides with the launch by the company of a TCO calculator, which shows – according to the company - that ...

Cisco next on board for London free Wi-Fi roll-out

Cisco has been chosen to provide outdoor access points as part of the City of London’s planned free public Wi-Fi system.

The company will be working in conjunction with network provider O2 and Cornerstone Telecommunication Infrastructure (CTIL), both of whom were brought onto the project ...




£16m 5G Hub to link three universities’ test beds

Three sites in the UK will be linked up via 5G test beds thanks to £16m in investment from the Government.

The funding, announced by Matt Hancock, the minister of state for digital, on 7 July, will bring three UK universities together for the development of end-to-end 5G system trials, ...


Report: monitoring of food production a crucial IoT function

The globalisation of food production is accelerating due to the Internet of Things, as per a report published this week by Inmarsat.

The globalisation of food production is accelerating due to the Internet of Things, as per a report published this week by Inmarsat.According to the study, ...

UK Sigfox network operator to provide 95% UK population coverage by 2019

WND-UK, the UK’s primary Sigfox network operator has committed to covering 95 per cent of the UK by population by 2019

Harnessing ultra-narrow band technology, Sigfox provides basic connectivity to devices that do not require high throughput and enables the use of low cost devices.“In a ...

First autonomous delivery vehicle trials take place in London

The first UK trials of a self-driving delivery van operating in a residential area have been completed by online retailer Ocado. The tests were carried out as part of the GATEway Project in Greenwich, near the Royal Arsenal Riverside development.

The test vehicle – known as the ...

Hotels invited to bring the Ruckus

Ruckus has launched the H320, its new - fourth generation - wall-mounted access point, designed to provide hotel guests with Wi-Fi.

Ruckus has launched the H320, its new - fourth generation - wall-mounted access point, designed to provide hotel guests with Wi-Fi.The product features ...

dPMR Association warns on false use of dPMR trade mark and logo

An investigation led by the dPMR Association? has discovered that some products being offered for sale online are using the dPMR trade mark and logo in an unauthorised manner and that the manufacturers of these products as passing them off “as compliant with ETSI conformance and interoperability ...
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