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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.


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 ...


Sierra Wireless releases AirLink MP70 LTE-A vehicle router

Sierra Wireless has released its AirLink MP70, an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) vehicle router for mission critical applications in public safety, transit and field services.

The MP70 serves as a purpose-built vehicle networking solution that enables multiple high-bandwidth applications to work ...

Link Microtek adds HXI’s millimetre-wave components to its portfolio

Link Microtek, the Basingstoke-based supplier of RF and microwave components and subsystems, has expanded its portfolio of products with a range of millimetre-wave components for both military and commercial applications, following the signing of an exclusive representation agreement with HXI of ...


EE targets 1Gbps for on-train broadband

EE has said that it is in discussions to provide the UK's railways with a network capable of providing passengers with 1Gbps download speeds using LTE backhaul.

The MNO is planning to implement this on one railway line next year and should that be commercially successful, EE will extend ...

Celtic FC now benefiting from Hytera XPT multisite system

Scottish Premier League Champions, Celtic FC, has installed the first Hytera XPT multisite solution (XPT standing for Extended Pseudo Trunk) – a scalable, single-site digital trunking system, which is being used across the business teams at both Celtic Park and the Lennoxtown Academy Training ...



Survey: 83% of passengers select airlines based on in-flight broadband

A survey conducted by market research company GfK on behalf of by Inmarsat has revealed that most passengers (83 per cent) will select an airline based on whether they can remain logged into social networks, video streaming sites, apps and emails throughout their journeys.

The main ...

Western Power Distribution begins Midlands roll-out of Simoco Pulse

?Western Power Distribution (WPD) is set to roll out Simoco Pulse, a DMR telemetry solution, across three sites in its Midlands region during June to manage assets at 100 locations.

The technology was developed following consultation with Surf Telecoms, a wholly owned subsidiary of WPD, ...

SFL rolls out digital Motorola radios in wind farm deployment

SFL Mobile Radio has designed and rolled out a two-way radio system for Statkraft’s Alltwalis Wind Farm, near the Brechfa Forest, South Wales.

The energy company has upgraded from a digital voice system using standard non-keypad Motorola DP4400s to Motorola DP4801s. The new system also ...

KCOM appoints director of product portfolio and technology innovation

?IT and communications services provider KCOM has announced the appointment of Tim Meredith as director of product portfolio and technology innovation.

Meredith will provide leadership for the new KCOM product portfolio following the recent consolidation of KCOM’s previous operating ...

EE backs Lime Micro SDR platform

Lime Micro, a UK open source technology innovator, has announced that mobile operator EE is backing its LimeSDR software initiative to bring its software defined radio (SDR) platform into full-scale production.

EE are signing up for a 100-unit bundle of LimeSDR kit, an ...

DAMM partners with Tait Communications on DMR radio terminal distribution

DAMM Cellular Systems is entering into an alliance with Tait Communications, in which Tait will supply DMR radio terminals, which can be deployed with DAMM’s systems.

DAMM’s partners are now able to purchase Tait DMR Tier 3 radios directly through DAMM together with the sale of DAMM's ...

TalkTalk opts for Skyguard for lone worker safety

TalkTalk, a telecommunications company, is using a system provided by lone worker protection provider Skyguard to protect field engineers while working alone and out of hours

TalkTalk selected 120 MySOS keyfob-sized personal safety devices, for use by its engineers to allow them to alert ...

NetScout releases next gen AirCheck wireless tester

NetScout Systems, a service assurance and cybersecurity solutions company, has launched its next generation of the AirCheck handheld wireless tester.

The NetScout AirCheck G2 wireless tester is designed to enable front-line IT to quickly and easily identify issues responsible for ...



World record kitesurfing attempt to be assisted by Icom UK

Andy Larder, one of the UK’s leading Pro Kitesurfers, is attempting to smash a world record by being the first person to kite surf from Lands End to John o' Groats – the length of Britain and a total distance of 1,190 miles – with the support of a number of companies from the marine industry ...

Icom UK to showcase IC-GM600 and IC-GM800 transceivers at Seawork

Icom UK has announced plans to showcase three new marine radios – the IC-GM600 and IC-GM800 transceivers and preview its IC-M93D, a floating handheld, at Seawork International.

The commercial marine and workboat event, taking place between 14 and 16 June at Mayflower Park in ...

Barrett Communications releases Barrett 4050 HF SDR

Barrett Communications has released the Barrett 4050 HF SDR (Software-Defined Radio), a new generation of HF transceiver combining Software-Defined Radio technology.

Its features include a touch screen interface and its aimed at a broad market including peacekeeping, commercial ...

Handheld Group releases new model of the Nautiz X1 compact handheld

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced the release of its first certified intrinsically safe model of the Nautiz X1 compact handheld.

The product is being brought to market through a collaboration between Handheld Group and MCS (Mining Consultancy ...

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