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£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 ...

Bluewater's new indoor 4G coverage

Arqiva has partnered with real estate company Landsec to provide 4G connectivity to the massive Bluewater shopping centre near London

The installation, which is planned to start later this summer, will replace Bluewater’s existing coverage, providing a 2G/3G/4G, five-band in-building ...


London: BT's payphones give way to free 1Gbps Wi-Fi

Some of BT’s payphones in the capital will be replaced with digital street units that will provide Londoners with up to 1Gbps free Wi-Fi, free phones calls and a range of new free digital services. The first of these new units, called InLinks, have appeared on Camden High Street, thanks to a new ...


Cleveland FRS says hello to WAVE

Cleveland Fire Brigade’s control room has installed Motorola Solutions’ WAVE CRS product, thereby allowing operators to communicate via both radio and data

According to the company, the solution supports both analogue and digital radio, as well as telephony systems, social media, and ...

Motorola equips Bosch test facility

Motorola Solutions has provided Bosch with a suite of LEX L10 LTE handheld terminals for its automotive proving ground in Boxberg, Germany. The facility has also been equipped with a proving ground management system (PGMS) by Motorola’s partner, mm-lab

According to the company, the PGMS ...

Brentwood upgrades the Queen’s Hospital to Linked Capacity Plus

Brentwood Communications recently upgraded a radio network at the Queen’s Hospital in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, from a single site Motorola Capacity Plus system, which covered just the hospital’s main building to a three-site Linked Capacity Plus system that covers all the core areas of the ...

LawBite launches real-time lawyer-to-client messaging app for SMEs

LawBite, an online legal services firm has launched what it claims to be the first UK real-time lawyer to client messaging app for iOS and Android

Through the app, businesses can: Instant message a lawyer dedicated to the client's business Receive same-business-day free legal ...

Windsor and Maidenhead town centres to get free Wi-Fi

IntechnologyWiFi, A free public Wi-Fi provider, will launch a wireless network in both Windsor and Maidenhead town centres on 17 June

The company is also providing Citi-Wise, a new mobile application, that will allow residents and visitors to quickly find restaurants, attractions and ...

Ericsson innovators announced

SNAP, a team from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, has won Ericsson’s 2017 Innovation Awards

As part of this year’s theme of ‘the future of food’, SNAP developed a solution to reduce the cost and inefficiency of soil sample analytics.Runners-up included Enigma, also from ...

First European mission critical LTE test set for June

The first interoperability test sessions for mission-critical LTE equipment will take place later this month at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

The tests are being carried out in partnership with the TCCA, and are supported by the European Commission. It will be the ...

Cisco: global IoT use to increase massively

Technology giant Cisco has predicted that by 2021 IoT applications will represent over 50 per cent of devices being used across the globe, with connections rising from the current level of 5.6 billion to around 13.7 billion

The statistic is part of the company’s Visual Networking Index ...

Hytera recognises Syndico for diamond performance

Syndico, a UK-based two-way-radio distributor, was presented with the Hytera Diamond Award at Hytera' Global Distributor Event in Phuket, Thailand. As part of the award, Syndico, now in only its third year of trading, has been recognised as Distributor of the Year 2016 by Hytera, the world's ...

New company created from affini and Simoco merger

Simoco Group and affini have merged to create a single company - Simoco Wireless Solutions.

According to a statement, the two companies, which are already part of the Team Telecom Group (TTG), will offer ‘complete wireless communications services, ranging from initial consultancy and ...

Castle Mall shopping centre goes digital with Radio Links

The Norwich-based Castle Mall shopping centre has transitioned to a Hytera digital radio communications system with help from Radio Links, an authorised Hytera dealer.

Located near to Norwich Castle in the heart of the city centre, Castle Mall features 80 shops, a sprawling food hall, an ...

Hinkley Point C opts for DMR Tier III radio with Pennine

Pennine has completed the first phase of a major two-way radio project at EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C nuclear site in Somerset.

This includes the installation of a multi-channel DMR Tier III trunked radio network, alongside the supply of around 800 PD 785G digital mobile radios, all of ...
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