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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.

New MD for 3Gtms

Transportation management software company 3Gtms has appointed Chris van der Harst as its managing director, EMEA.

According to the company, van der Harst has 30 years experience in the logistics software supply chain field, both on the user and provider side. His most recent position ...

Fleet monitoring tech taken for a test-drive

Driver Becky Kirvan-Rodgers will be using APD’s Artemis fleet management product during the upcoming Rally Yorkshire.

According to the company, the solution monitors specific areas of driver behaviour, including speed, braking and cornering, via the collection of “complex vehicle data.” ...

FernCom provides offshore comms to Galloper Wind Farm

Fern Communications (FernCom), a Lowestoft-based authorised Hytera dealer has developed and deployed a purpose-built Hytera multi-site digital trunked radio system to provide the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm project and surrounding area with reliable communications

The company was ...

UCaaS expert achieves 'visionary' status

Specialist in cloud business software BroadSoft has been named as a 'visionary' in the field of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). The accolade was handed out by IT consulting firm Gartner in its September 'Magic Quadrant' report.

According to the company, Gartner evaluated 15 ...

EE refarming 10MHz of 2G spectrum to unlock new smartphones’ potential

EE is giving more than 600 of its sites across cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff a boost over the next six months by allowing them to use additional spectrum for 4G services.

This extra spectrum comes from refarming 10MHz of 1800MHz spectrum from 2G ...

Ericsson makes Heuveldop’s position permanent

Ericsson has officially appointed Niklas Heuveldop as its head of business in North America, a role which he has held on an interim basis since May of this year.

Heuveldop was formerly chief strategy officer, and head of technology and emerging business. According to a spokesperson, he ...

Chinese tech giant demonstrates IoT commitment

IoT technology consortium the Z-Wave Alliance has added Huawei to its board of directors. The company joins other industry heavyweights including ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO and Ingersoll-Rand.

Speaking of the move, Z-Wave Alliance executive director Mitchell Klein said: "Huawei has long been ...

Econocom continues growth strategy

Digital transformation specialist Econocom has acquired an 85 per cent stake in enterprise mobility provider Jade Solutions.

According to Econocom, the move represents the next step towards fulfilling the company’s ambition of becoming a full digital services provider. Jade Solutions ...


Report: AI could create jobs

Technology company Capgemini has published findings suggesting that the use of artificial intelligence may actually increase the number of jobs, rather than causing them to be lost.

According to its new report ‘Turning AI into concrete value’, four fifths of firms implementing the ...

ETSI to host its second NFV Plugtest

ETSI’s next Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) plug test will be held at ETSI, in Sophia Antipolis, France, between 15 and 19 January 2018

It will allow vendors and representatives from open source communities to carry extensive multi-party interoperability testing. At the event, ...

University of Washington students’ battery-free cellphone design

Students at the University of Washington have presented what they claim to be the first battery-free cellphone design that consumes only a few micro-watts of power.

Their design can sense speech, actuate the earphones, and switch between uplink and downlink communications, all in real ...




Chertsey Radio Club buys Ofcom business radio licence to aid autism carers

Chertsey Radio Club (CRC) has bought a five-year simple business radio licence from Ofcom to allow those with autism and their carers to use 5 watt hand-held two-way radios to reduce some of the practical difficulties associated with the condition, following a raffle by the club to raise the ...

Hytera files patent infringement suit against Motorola Solutions

Hytera Communications Corporation Limited filed a lawsuit against Motorola Solutions on 28 August in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. It claims that that Motorola Solutions is infringing Hytera's U.S. Patent No. 9,183,846, which covers its sound adjustment control ...

Mayor appoints Theo Blackwell as London’s first chief digital officer

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today (25 August) appointed Theo Blackwell as the capital’s first ever chief digital officer (CDO).

Blackwell will: Provide strategic leadership on the digital transformation agenda for London’s public services, across the GLA group and the wider ...

UK security giant rolls out tracking tech

Security company Securitas - which employs 11,000 drivers - is fitting its vehicles with tracking technology to provide real-time information regarding behaviour and safety on the road. The technology will be provided by GreenRoad.

According to the company, the aim is to reduce risks ...


Rootmetrics: Glasgow jumps to pole position on mobile connectivity

Research performed by Rootmetrics has found that Glasgow jumped by 11 places over the last six months to claim the title of best overall UK city for mobile connectivity, while also finishing top for call performance.

oventry ranks as the most reliable city in the country, while Edinburgh ...

Arqiva partners with Kingston-Upon-Thames

Arqiva has gained exclusive use of lampposts in the Royal Borough Kingston-Upon-Thames for the future deployment of telecoms infrastructure, including small cells and WiFi access points.

The ten-year contract will give the company access to 15,000 pieces of street furniture. The deal ...

Gatwick staff app takes flight

The Gatwick Airport ‘community app’ has been shortlisted in several categories of the Lloyds Bank National Business and Digital Impact awards

The app, which was launched in 2016, gives staff access to real-time information about what Gatwick refers to as airport issues. This includes ...

Wiko sued by Ericsson for patent infringement

Ericsson is suing smartphone manufacturer Wiko, alleging infringement in relation to "patents essential" to 2G, 3G and 4G technology. Proceedings were initiated in the regional courts of Düsseldorf and Mannheim in Germany

Ericsson has claimed in a statement that Wiko “has been infringing ...

Syndico receives people management recognition

Syndico Distribution has been awarded ‘Investors in People’ accreditation, recognising its “commitment to high performance through good management."

Investors in People is the international standard for people management. It is underpinned, according to Syndico, by a framework, ...
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