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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.


Sky not the limit for Zinwave

Zinwave has deployed its UNItivity distributed antenna system to provide coverage at media company Sky’s new headquarters in Osterley, West London.

According to the company, the UNItivity was chosen because of its ability to support a variety of mobile operators and services, as well as ...

Manchester City chooses Hytera

Pennine is providing 32 Hytera X1p two-way radios to the medical team at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, home of Manchester City.

The handsets have been deployed to separate staff groups working across both the stadium itself, and the training academy adjacent to the main site. They ...


Wifirst brings the Ruckus

Ruckus Wireless has been chosen as the Wi-Fi partner for Wifirst, an international ISP specialising in the deployment and management of high-speed wireless networks and connectivity solutions. According to Ruckus the partnership will be integral to the latter company’s implementation of dedicated ...

Does Vodafone have ESN over a barrel?

The Home Office's plan to replace the Airwave TETRA network with the LTE-based Emergency Services Network could be faced with more turmoil, following the news that Motorola Solutions subcontractor Vodafone has announced its intention to switch off its part of the service by March 2020.


DNA boosts Finnish broadband coverage

Finnish telecommunications group DNA has made spectrum in the 700 MHz band available to boost mobile broadband coverage, particularly in sparsely populated areas of the country. The move was accomplished in collaboration with Ericsson Radio System.

Ericsson Finland’s country manager Olli ...

Telstra small cell deployment

Ericsson has announced its deployment of indoor and outdoor small cells across Australian telecoms company Telstra's 4G LTE network. Products in the roll-out include the company’s radio dot system, as well as its pico cell RBS 6402.

Discussing the partnership, Telstra’s group managing ...

Emergency One's Internet of Things

Fire appliance manufacturer Emergency One is connecting its vehicles’ on-board consoles to a dedicated, 4G-enabled IoT network operated by Vodafone.

The system is designed to enable central command and fleet engineers to track the location of individual vehicles, as well as monitoring ...

NIC: government is key to 4G and 5G

The National Infrastructure Commission has recommended the creation of a digital champion – alongside a dedicated government minister – to drive the rollout of 4G and 5G coverage and implementation in the UK. Britain is currently 54th in the world for LTE-enabled mobile broadband, according to a ...

MCS Test corporate re-brand

The consultancy formally known as MCS Test Equipment has changed its name to MCS Test.

Speaking of the reason behind the change of branding, marketing manager for the company, Michael Gwynne said: “It is now time for MCS Test to align its internal advancements with its external ...

Motorola's new ES control room solution

Motorola Solutions has acquired Cyfas Systems’ mobile assets communications system (MACS) for use in emergency services control rooms.

MACS is a unified platform, designed to be part of the ‘new generation’ of control rooms necessitated by the adoption of the LTE-enabled technology by ...

Ericsson announces new president and CEO

Ericsson has announced the appointment of Börje Ekholm as its new President and CEO.

Ekholm joins the company following recent work as CEO of Patricia Industries. He is also a current member of Ericsson’s Board of Directors. Chairman of the Ericsson board, Leif Johansson said: "Börje ...

Inmarsat claims world first with in-flight web tech

Mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat’s next gen in-flight broadband service GX for Aviation has undergone a soft launch with Lufthansa airlines.

The solution is designed to allow airline passengers to browse the internet while in the air, with ‘an onboard connectivity ...

New WatchGuard cloud tech

WatchGuard Technologies has announced its new secure Wi-Fi management platform, WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud.

Used in conjunction with two newly-developed access points, the platform automatically classifies devices, shutting down those trying to use it without authorisation. WatchGuard's ...

Order of the golden drone

Drones Direct has launched a £20,000 made-to-order gold-plated drone, for those wanting to add ‘extra bling factor’ to their airborne observation activities.

The DJI Phantom 4, which is bedecked with 24-carat gold-plating, offers a range of features, including a remote controller, ...

GPS innovator wins Cambridge Wireless award

Focal Point Positioning was one of three developers of ‘disruptive’ wireless products to be named winners at Cambridge Wireless’ 7th Discovering Start-ups event taking place in the City of London yesterday.

The company won following a pitch to event judges outlining its work to ...

ESN transition delayed

The transition of the emergency services from the Airwave TETRA network to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) has been delayed. The first of the user organisations (the North West region) to transition was due to start in September 2017. However, according to a document seen by Land Mobile, the ...

Simoco Group expands its DMR range, adds full duplex calling

Simoco Group has launched its Xd 700 Series range of digital mobile radios (DMR). The 700 Series’ portable radio, the SDP760 (pictured right), offers full duplex calling, digital and analogue operating modes and an application partner interface (API) that enables customised apps to be delivered on ...

Met begins body worn camera roll-out

The Metropolitan Police has embarked on the first phase of its planned rolled-out of more than 22,000 body worn video units to frontline officers working across the capital.

The deployment, which got underway this week in Lewisham, follows a successful trial, as a well as a public ...

Nokia's Bristol smart city partnership

Nokia has signed up to contribute to Bristol Is Open, the ‘smart city’ project taking place in the south west of the UK. It is the first major telecoms vendor to become involved with the initiative.

Bristol Is Open, which is run by the University of Bristol and the local authority, is ...

Gatwick Airport to roll out MOTOTRBO Capacity Max digital radio system

Motorola Solutions and its channel partner Servicom are launching a MOTOTRBO Capacity Max system at London Gatwick Airport, which saw 4.6 million passengers travel through it in July.

The Capacity Max system will bring will bring enhanced, resilient and secure voice and data ...

ESN update: core specifications now with device vendors

Jeremy Kemp, technical lead – related projects at the Home Office, said that last week the suite of core specifications from EE and Motorola Solutions were made available for the first time, “which will allow device vendors to start looking very seriously at their development and getting devices ...

National Audit Office: ESN roll-out “remains inherently high risk”

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released a report “Upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network”, which assesses the risks associated with the delivery of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) by the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) and its ...

Nokia and Ericsson push 5G ahead of standards agreement

?Ericsson and Nokia are forging ahead with 5G and 5G ready products despite 3GPP Release-15, which will include the first set of 5G specifications, being scheduled to be frozen in September 2018. However, a 3GPP spokesperson told Land Mobile that it is not unusual for the vendors that are heavily ...
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