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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.

Aggregate Industries’ two-way radio headset rollout

Aggregate Industries’ contracting division has introduced two-way radio headsets across all of its sites nationwide as part of the company’s drive to improve health and safety.

Viewed initially by some as too cumbersome or impractical, resistance to using one or two-way radio headsets ...

Finalists revealed for ageing innovations awards

The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) and Just Group have announced the shortlisted entrants of the Innovating for Ageing initiative, several of which include wireless communications solutions.

There were initially 77 entrants to the competition, which aims at identifying ...

Cornish restaurant benefits from discreet two-way radio solution

Premier Communication Electronics (PCE) has deployed a two-way radio solution to Paul Ainsworth at No.6, a boutique restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall.

The Michelin star chef, Paul Ainsworth, and his team needed a business radio solution to streamline staff communication allowing them to ...

Networking company’s financial help for clients

Ruckus Networks has announced the world-wide launch of a financial services programme designed to help customers invest in the latest hardware, software and professional services.

The financing options on offer as part of the scheme include leasing, zero percent interest, as well as ...

Industry giant’s new flagship phone

Huawei has launched its new headline smartphone series, the Mate 20.

The device is built on the Kirin 980, which, according to the company, is its “densest and highest performing” system-on-chip so far. The operating system is the EMUI-based Android Pie. Features include long battery ...

Home Office: final ESN product to be available in Autumn 2020

A letter from Sir Philip Rutnam, permanent secretary at the Home Office, together with oral testimony during a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on 10 October has provided some additional details on the status of the project to roll out the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

In the ...

EE’s first live 5G trial kicks off in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf and EE, part of the BT Group, announced on 5 October that EE has switched on its first live 5G trial site in the busy business district’s Montgomery Square.

Around 150,000 people come to the Canary Wharf estate every day, making it ideal for high capacity zone testing, a ...


Dublin to receive bandwidth boost

Colt Technology Services is expanding its Colt IQ Network in Dublin.

The project will see an additional 150 kilometers of fibre laid across the city, with the intention of providing increased bandwidth optimised to 100 Gbps. Speaking of the rationale behind the move, a spokesperson for ...

Wi-Fi generations get a simpler naming scheme

The Wi-Fi Alliance has made it easier for people to quickly understand where each generation of Wi-Fi sits in relation to each other, through adopting a numerical and sequential naming scheme.

The sequence includes: Wi-Fi 6 to identify devices that support 802.11ax technology Wi-Fi 5 to ...

Mayor: London to become “global test-bed”

Eight London-based tech firms have received financial backing from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in relation to their work around social and environmental issues

The money - £15,000 to each company – was awarded as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. It will be used to help ...

Cloud-based control room specialist collaborates with CAD provider

APD Communications has partnered with RapidDeploy to provide what it describes as “a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally.”

The collaboration will combine APD’s software-only integrated communication control system Cortex, and RapidDeploy’s mission-critical ...

Luxury driving performance monitored

Transport company Flightlink Chauffeurs has deployed Kinesis telematics, in order to keep tabs on the performance of its fleet of luxury vehicles.

Speaking of the move, Flightlink MD Cecilia van Zyl said: “Unlike most operators in our sector we fully own our fleet and employ our drivers. ...

Large scale IoT certification initiative launched

The Wi-SUN Alliance has got underway with its FAN (field area network) certification programme

According to the organisation, the programme will certify devices for use by utilities, city developers, as well as service providers, in order to “simplify and support large-scale, outdoor ...

ESN breaks ground on first extended area service site

Construction has begun on the first new mobile mast for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)’s Extended Area Service (EAS), at Boreland, near Lockerbie, Scotland.

In addition to providing mobile broadband services to the country’s emergency services, the mast will support commercial 4G ...


pureLiFi and Astronics collaborate on LiFi for aviation

pureLiFi and Astronics Corporation are collaborating to explore the deployment of LiFi for aircraft applications.

Astronics is a provider of technologies for the global aerospace, defence and semiconductor industries and PDT, one of its subsidiaries, will demonstrate pureLiFi’s solutions ...

Landscaping firm uses mobile app to boost efficiency

Grace Landscapes, a national commercial landscaping company, has boosted its efficiency and reduced its paper waste through adopting the WorkMobile mobile data capture app.

Previously, its field workers relied on paper-based forms and handheld cameras to capture information on ...

Motorola Solutions celebrates its 90th anniversary

Motorola Solutions is celebrating its 90th anniversary today (25 September).

Since this day in 1928, the company has been responsible for some of the key milestones in the communications industry’s history. from automobile radios and the first two-way radios for public safety in the ...

ESN's 'new strategic direction'

The UK Home Office has announced what it describes as “a new strategic direction” for the Emergency Services Network, following its review of the programme.

The Home Office says that this decision has secured the future of ESN and that the programme will result in £200 million in savings ...

US military's ‘Molar Mic’

Earlier this month, Sonitus Technologies announced that it has been awarded the second phase of its contract with the US Department of Defense (DOD) to provide the US Air Force with an two-way radio system, ATAC (aka the ‘Molar Mic’, that has miniaturised its microphone and speaker-transducer ...

Holo there! – Vodafone performs 5G holographic call

?Vodafone has today (20 September) conducted what it claims is the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G.

The technology was used to allow England and Manchester City women’s football captain, Steph Houghton MBE to appear as a live 3D hologram on stage at Vodafone UK’S headquarters ...

oneM2M boosts IoT 3GPP interworking with new release

oneM2M has published Release 3, its third set of specifications for its global IoT interoperability standard, which it states includes dramatically enhanced 3GPP interworking and new capabilities to unlock value in industrial and smart home applications.

The organisation claims that ...

iPTT recruits Keith Liddell and moves premises

iPTT, a UK-based PTT over Cellular (PoC) device and service provider, has recruited Keith Liddell as a communications consultant to support the UK and Ireland’s two-way radio and professional communications dealer and reseller network. The company has also recently moved its premises having run out ...

Drones and robots trialled for chemical detection use

Trials of drones weighing less than a bar of soap and robots that can climb stairs have taken place at Gloucestershire Fire Service College, as part of MoD and Home Office backed Project Minerva.

The project aims to reduce the risk to emergency services and front-line troops attending ...
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