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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.


Dublin to receive bandwidth boost

Colt Technology Services is expanding its Colt IQ Network in Dublin.

The project will see an additional 150 kilometers of fibre laid across the city, with the intention of providing increased bandwidth optimised to 100 Gbps. Speaking of the rationale behind the move, a spokesperson for ...

Wi-Fi generations get a simpler naming scheme

The Wi-Fi Alliance has made it easier for people to quickly understand where each generation of Wi-Fi sits in relation to each other, through adopting a numerical and sequential naming scheme.

The sequence includes: Wi-Fi 6 to identify devices that support 802.11ax technology Wi-Fi 5 to ...

Mayor: London to become “global test-bed”

Eight London-based tech firms have received financial backing from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in relation to their work around social and environmental issues

The money - £15,000 to each company – was awarded as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. It will be used to help ...

Cloud-based control room specialist collaborates with CAD provider

APD Communications has partnered with RapidDeploy to provide what it describes as “a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally.”

The collaboration will combine APD’s software-only integrated communication control system Cortex, and RapidDeploy’s mission-critical ...

Luxury driving performance monitored

Transport company Flightlink Chauffeurs has deployed Kinesis telematics, in order to keep tabs on the performance of its fleet of luxury vehicles.

Speaking of the move, Flightlink MD Cecilia van Zyl said: “Unlike most operators in our sector we fully own our fleet and employ our drivers. ...

Large scale IoT certification initiative launched

The Wi-SUN Alliance has got underway with its FAN (field area network) certification programme

According to the organisation, the programme will certify devices for use by utilities, city developers, as well as service providers, in order to “simplify and support large-scale, outdoor ...

ESN breaks ground on first extended area service site

Construction has begun on the first new mobile mast for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)’s Extended Area Service (EAS), at Boreland, near Lockerbie, Scotland.

In addition to providing mobile broadband services to the country’s emergency services, the mast will support commercial 4G ...


pureLiFi and Astronics collaborate on LiFi for aviation

pureLiFi and Astronics Corporation are collaborating to explore the deployment of LiFi for aircraft applications.

Astronics is a provider of technologies for the global aerospace, defence and semiconductor industries and PDT, one of its subsidiaries, will demonstrate pureLiFi’s solutions ...

Landscaping firm uses mobile app to boost efficiency

Grace Landscapes, a national commercial landscaping company, has boosted its efficiency and reduced its paper waste through adopting the WorkMobile mobile data capture app.

Previously, its field workers relied on paper-based forms and handheld cameras to capture information on ...

Motorola Solutions celebrates its 90th anniversary

Motorola Solutions is celebrating its 90th anniversary today (25 September).

Since this day in 1928, the company has been responsible for some of the key milestones in the communications industry’s history. from automobile radios and the first two-way radios for public safety in the ...

ESN's 'new strategic direction'

The UK Home Office has announced what it describes as “a new strategic direction” for the Emergency Services Network, following its review of the programme.

The Home Office says that this decision has secured the future of ESN and that the programme will result in £200 million in savings ...

US military's ‘Molar Mic’

Earlier this month, Sonitus Technologies announced that it has been awarded the second phase of its contract with the US Department of Defense (DOD) to provide the US Air Force with an two-way radio system, ATAC (aka the ‘Molar Mic’, that has miniaturised its microphone and speaker-transducer ...

Holo there! – Vodafone performs 5G holographic call

?Vodafone has today (20 September) conducted what it claims is the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G.

The technology was used to allow England and Manchester City women’s football captain, Steph Houghton MBE to appear as a live 3D hologram on stage at Vodafone UK’S headquarters ...

oneM2M boosts IoT 3GPP interworking with new release

oneM2M has published Release 3, its third set of specifications for its global IoT interoperability standard, which it states includes dramatically enhanced 3GPP interworking and new capabilities to unlock value in industrial and smart home applications.

The organisation claims that ...

iPTT recruits Keith Liddell and moves premises

iPTT, a UK-based PTT over Cellular (PoC) device and service provider, has recruited Keith Liddell as a communications consultant to support the UK and Ireland’s two-way radio and professional communications dealer and reseller network. The company has also recently moved its premises having run out ...

Drones and robots trialled for chemical detection use

Trials of drones weighing less than a bar of soap and robots that can climb stairs have taken place at Gloucestershire Fire Service College, as part of MoD and Home Office backed Project Minerva.

The project aims to reduce the risk to emergency services and front-line troops attending ...


ESMCP publishes PIN for air to ground communications

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has published a prior information notice (PIN) to inform the future procurement of its Air to Ground (A2G), Aircraft Communications System (ACS) Project.

The notice states that “Previous market engagement and evolution of the ...

EE refarming 3G spectrum for 4G

In the next six months, BT Group-owned EE will switch more than 500 mobile towers’ use of its 2,100MHz spectrum from 3G to 4G, in the process enabling LTE users to benefit from five-carrier aggregation.

These sites are situated where there is the greatest demand for mobile internet and ...

Andromeda provides PoC communications to Pedal for Scotland event

Pedal for Scotland, the country’s largest cycling event relied on Andromeda’s AD100-GPS radios for the third year running. The radios operate over the public 3G mobile data networks to provide full coverage of all 145 miles of the course and 16 simultaneous group channels.

Prior to the ...

Cambium Networks expands hospitality wireless connectivity team

Cambium Networks has appointed Jean-François Fontaine-Boullé as its new director of hospitality sales – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

He has joined Cambium Networks from global technology company Exceptional Innovation, where he was responsible for frame agreements in EMEA and ...

Vintage Mini Cooper fleet equipped with vehicle trackers

Smallcarbigcity’s fleet of vintage Mini Coopers is now being tracked using Kinesis’s telematics system, which allows vehicles’ movements to be followed from any internet enabled device.

Kinesis is also providing additional intelligence including driver and vehicle performance data, ...

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