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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.

Cambium Networks launches Massive MU-MiMo wireless access point

Cambium Networks, a global wireless broadband solutions provider, has debuted the PMP 450m, the first product to include the company’s cnMedusa™ technology, which it claims allows MNOs to offer “5G like speeds surpassing DSL and cable while offering throughput comparable to fibre".


Brexit: majority of technology professionals for remain

Juniper Research has revealed that 65 per cent of the UK technology professionals it surveyed believe Brexit “would have a negative impact on the tech industry”.

The research paper, Brexit – the Tech Industry Take (published on 20 June), surveyed 109 UK technology professionals to ...

ANT Telecom supplies lone worker system to Paralloy

ANT Telecom has provided Paralloy, a manufacturer of specialist cast tubes and fittings for use in high temperature and corrosive environments, with a lone worker solution to enhance the safety of its ‘at risk’ employees. This category includes those working at height and with hazardous materials, ...

Ubuntu App Store announced for LimeSDR developed applications

Lime Micro, a creator of field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has announced that Ubuntu – an open source software platform – is developing an App Store for LimeSDR that can be accessed once its crowd funding campaign successfully reaches its $500,000 (£342,000) ...

WBA study: London is the world's 'most connected major global city'

An independent research study commissioned by the Wireless Broadband Alliance has revealed that London is the most connected major global city with eight per cent of the population unconnected, while 57 per cent of the global urban population remains unconnected.

The study found that ...

Double telecommunication satellite launch breaks payload world record

The Ariane 5 launcher, specialised in sending heavy payloads into the Earth's orbit, has broken its own record by launching two telecommunication satellites, together weighing almost 11 tonnes, out of the Earth’s gravitational field.

The Echostar 18 and BRISAT satellite launch, which ...

Simoco releases DMR products Pulse Air Pro and Pulse Elite

Simoco has expanded its DMR telemetry portfolio by launching two new devices, the Pulse AIR Pro advanced data modem and the Pulse ELITE integrated remote telemetry unit (RTU).

Building on the initial Simoco Pulse AIR data modem, which is specifically designed for customers who have ...

Arqiva selected by Panasonic for inflight Wi-Fi

Arqiva, a communications infrastructure and media services company, has been selected by Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide its hosting, connectivity and teleport uplink services through Telesat’s new high throughput satellite (HTS) Telstar 12 VANTAGE.

The multi-year contract will ...


ETSI publishes Harmonised Standards for new EU Radio Equipment Directive

The new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) came into force in Europe on 13 June, having been published in May 2014. ETSI is developing and publishing Harmonised European Standards to support the directive and these are the preferred means for manufacturers to comply with the regulation. Equipment that ...

Full speed ahead for West Scotland ferry operator’s Wi-Fi network rollout

Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), a ferry operator serving Scotland’s western seaboard and the Hebrides, has announced that almost half of its 200-mile long network is now live with free public access Wi-Fi, with the remainder to be completed in early July. In total, 88 vessels and land-based ...

Vodafone and Ericsson bring briefcase sized base stations to London

Vodafone UK and Ericsson have introduced new mini base stations, which are housed in briefcase-sized radio to boost reception and help reduce road congestion. The small size of the radio units eliminates the need to deploy large cranes when installing mobile network cell sites, as engineers can ...

Vodafone wins contract to build EDF Energy's new communications network

Vodafone has announced a new ten year, multi-million pound contract with EDF Energy to update and transform the company’s communications and IT infrastructure for all its generation business facilities in the UK, including nine offices, three data centres and 11 power stations.

The new ...

Maxxwave launches AmbiIoT: a UK mission-critical IoT network

Maxxwave has announced that it has launched a UK mission critical IoT network: AmbiIoT. Powered by the Ambitalk radio network, it offers coverage of much of the UK, with a range of up to 40 miles available from each transmitter site. Maxxwave claims that Ambitalk is the UK's largest PAMR radio ...


Tait's UnifyVoice app installed on Sonim rugged cellphones

Sonim Technologies, a mobile phone manufacturer, and Tait Communications, a critical land mobile radio (LMR) communications systems manufacturer, have partnered to provide Tait's UnifyVoice application on Sonim's rugged cellphones.

Sonim's ultra-rugged Android smartphones provide a ...

Hytera releases DMR DS-6310 Simulcast

The DS-6310 Simulcast, a new DMR solution from Hytera for suppliers, local public transport networks and municipalities aims to modernise existing analogue single-frequency radio systems.

The Hytera DS-6310 Simulcast supports digital and analogue operation, with DMR technology allowing ...

CXL 150-1LW-SS-R antenna released by antennaPRO

?The CXL 150-1LW-SS-R, a new multi-purpose, omnidirectional, 0dBd, base station and marine antenna, is now available from antennaPRO.

The antenna provides high performance and is resistant to corrosion making it ideal for a wide range of maritime applications including onboard vessels or ...

Comms365 strengthens IoT offering with two new senior appointments

Comms365 has announced the appointments of Nick Sacke as head of IoT and Products, and Situl Shah as head of Business Development as part of its Leadership Team. The appointments will support its move to provide end-to-end IoT solutions for its strategic partners and the B2B market

With ...

IHS: Private LTE networks to be used by >1 million users by 2021

IHS, a global analysis firm and Huawei partnered to develop a white paper entitled LTE in Public Safety, which was released at the 4th eLTE Industry Alliance Summit held on May 30 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The white paper provides an analysis of the role private LTE networks can ...

ESMCP: National Parks England and the Home Office sign Joint Accord

National Parks England and the Home Office have signed a joint accord that aims to support the rollout of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) in National Parks, protect the Parks' special qualities by minimising any adverse environmental impacts from the programme and ...


Nokia releases Ultra Compact Network 4G backpack

Nokia has unveiled a light and ultra-compact 4G network, based on a small cell, that will allow secure mobile broadband connectivity in minutes for mission- and business-critical services.

The Ultra Compact Network can provide voice, video and data services in emergency situations, ...


CCW 2016: Airbus DS introduces new LTE application and cell system

Airbus Defence and Space has introduced two new LTE products at Critical Communications World with the launch of its Tactilon Agnet, a group communication application over LTE, and the unveiling of a new Tactilon Cell that can provide LTE services where there is no fixed infrastructure ...
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