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European Commission blocks proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison

The European Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of Telefonica Europe plc (O2 UK) by CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd's (CKHH) under the EU Merger Regulation.

Today's decision follows an in-depth investigation by the Commission of the deal, which would have combined the UK's second ...

Ip.access launches nanoVirt small cell gateway

Ip.access, an independent small cell product and solution provider, has launched its nanoVirt small cell gateway.

NanoVirt software integrates ip.access’ 2G, 3G and 4G small cell management and access control functions as virtualised components, running in a carrier-grade Virtual Machine ...

Sepura signs technical partnership to develop DMR in motorsport

Sepura has signed an exclusive technical partnership agreement with Erebus Motorsport, an Australian motor racing team, to develop the use of digital mobile radio (DMR) technology within the motorsport arena.

The collaboration will see Erebus use Sepura products throughout 2016, for both ...

Historic Royal Palaces to use DMR Tier II radio systems from Sepura

Sepura has been chosen to provide DMR Tier II communication systems for five of the palaces cared for by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces (HRP).

The networks, which comprise 500 radios and eight repeaters, have replaced HRP’s legacy analogue system at the Tower of London, ...

New 50W Procom diplexer

Procom has released its PRO-DIPX 520/790-2700 diplexer for 0 to 520 MHz and 790 to 2700 MHz frequencies.

It features a Chebychev filter design and ensures very high isolation across the entire pass ranges in addition to very low insertion loss. The diplexer is also IP67 rated making it ...

Cobham Wireless installs DAS on superyacht

?One of the first installations of Cobham Wireless’ Distributed Antenna System (DAS) on a luxury superyacht has taken place to provide LTE and 3G services to passengers and cut the cost of on-board connectivity while near the shoreline.

Cobham, a provider of wireless coverage and ...

Ericsson announces IoT Accelerator development platform for organisations

?Ericsson has announced plans to release an IoT Accelerator that combines "horizontal, feature-rich platforms with services" and creates a marketplace for collaboration and monetisation to aid the development and deployment of new IoT solutions.

IoT Accelerator will be available at the ...

EE to provide 95% landmass 4G coverage by 2020

As part of a new strategy, EE has set itself the objective of expanding the geographical reach of its 4G network in the UK from the 60 per cent seen today to 95 per cent by 2020. This would increase the proportion of the UK’s population covered by the network from 95 per cent to 99.8 per cent. As ...

Cobham SATCOM now shipping world's first dual mode BGAN/LTE M2M terminal

?Cobham SATCOM has started shipping its new EXPLORER 540 BGAN M2M terminal, which it claims is the “world’s first” M2M communication terminal designed to operate on both Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) and LTE/3G/2G cellular networks. The terminal has received Inmarsat Class 2 Type ...

Juniper Systems' Mesa 2 rugged tablet ready for shipping

Juniper Systems Limited, a rugged computer manufacturer, has announced that its Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet is now ready for shipping.

The company claims that it is the “only ultra-rugged tablet running Microsoft Windows 10” and is the first Windows 10 computer produced by Juniper Systems. The ...

DeWalt and Global Mobile Communications release rugged Android smartphone

DeWalt and Global Mobile Communications have developed the DEWALT MD501 Android smartphone for day-to-day use within the construction industry. It has a IP68 rating (the device is waterproof, dustproof and weatherproof) and dual micro SIMs (to allow differentiated business/personal use. It also has ...

B-APCO 2016: Bringing data to the dispatcher

Which trends and user needs are driving innovation in public safety control rooms? Laurence Doe tours the B-APCO Show’s exhibition hall to find out

Mike Isherwood, sales and marketing director at APD, speaking at the B-APCO Show on the future of control rooms Meeting the needs of ...

MWC: The race to 5G

5G was a major topic at this year’s Mobile World Congress. While many hope to cash in by being first to market, we’re still a way away from widespread adoption. Sam Fenwick reports

5G and IoT were both major topics of discussion at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Both have the ...

Link Microtek appoints telecom product specialist

Link Microtek, the supplier of RF and microwave components and subsystems, has appointed Martin Griffiths to the newly created position of telecom product specialist.

His role is an effort to boost the company’s sales of antennas, test equipment, DAS systems, amplifiers and other ...

Red Hat appoints VP of Telecommunications for EMEA region

?Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, has named Massimo Fatato as vice president of its Telecommunications business in the EMEA region – effective immediately.

Fatato will use his more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector to lead strategic development and ...

Cobham releases FPA-0.7-2.7R/2319 starting new antenna range

Cobham Antenna Systems has released the the FPA-0.7-2.7R/2319 – the first in its new range of high power, directional spiral antennas.

The FPA-0.7-2.7R/2319 offers high power, high gain and circular polarisation within a compact, low profile, rugged housing. It is suitable for multi-band ...

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