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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.

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 ...

Digital first for London airport

London City Airport has approved the development of a new digital air traffic control tower, which will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Plans for the tower include the deployment of 14 high-definition cameras - alongside two pan-tilt-zoom cameras -, intended to provide 360-degree, ...

Survey: poor mobile coverage threatening businesses

New research carried out by Arqiva suggests that 25 per cent of British office workers would consider moving jobs due to a lack of mobile coverage in their building.

Other results included, of the 1,000 workers surveyed roughly half had experienced dropped calls or lack of signal within ...

Testime Technology Ltd becomes a UK distributor for Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of test and measurement solutions for advanced and converged networks has signed a distribution agreement with Testime Technology Ltd, a provider of test equipment and electronic components. Under the terms of the new agreement, Anritsu’s test equipment will ...

Accreditation success for Pennine

Pennine has been named both an ‘elite specialist’ and ‘platinum partner’ under Motorola Solution’s new PartnerEmpower programme.

According to Pennine, the elite specialist award recognises the ‘depth and breadth of expertise’ within the company’s two-way radio division. Platinum partner ...

Cobham delivers “industry-first 5G network test solution”

Cobham Wireless today (11 May) announced the availability of its new network test solution which can validate 5G network performance.

In what the company claims is an industry first, the TM500 5G test solution provides operators and network equipment manufacturers with a scalable system ...


Getac launches its ZX70 fully rugged tablet for mobile field use

Getac has unveiled the ZX70, a 7” fully rugged Android tablet engineered to meet the growing needs of mobile transportation and field service professionals. The ZX70 is IP67 and MIL-STD 810G-certified and features “best in class battery life” and is designed for comfortable one-handed use in remote ...


TfL launches massive radio system tender

Transport for London (TfL) launched a tender on 19 April worth an estimated £25-35 million for a robust digital voice radio system with resilient emergency communications that will be DMR Tier III compliant and 9,500 bus radios. It will replace the current analogue MPT1327 system used by London ...
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