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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.

Tait's UnifyVoice app installed on Sonim rugged cellphones

Sonim Technologies, a mobile phone manufacturer, and Tait Communications, a critical land mobile radio (LMR) communications systems manufacturer, have partnered to provide Tait's UnifyVoice application on Sonim's rugged cellphones.

Sonim's ultra-rugged Android smartphones provide a ...

Hytera releases DMR DS-6310 Simulcast

The DS-6310 Simulcast, a new DMR solution from Hytera for suppliers, local public transport networks and municipalities aims to modernise existing analogue single-frequency radio systems.

The Hytera DS-6310 Simulcast supports digital and analogue operation, with DMR technology allowing ...

CXL 150-1LW-SS-R antenna released by antennaPRO

?The CXL 150-1LW-SS-R, a new multi-purpose, omnidirectional, 0dBd, base station and marine antenna, is now available from antennaPRO.

The antenna provides high performance and is resistant to corrosion making it ideal for a wide range of maritime applications including onboard vessels or ...

Comms365 strengthens IoT offering with two new senior appointments

Comms365 has announced the appointments of Nick Sacke as head of IoT and Products, and Situl Shah as head of Business Development as part of its Leadership Team. The appointments will support its move to provide end-to-end IoT solutions for its strategic partners and the B2B market

With ...

IHS: Private LTE networks to be used by >1 million users by 2021

IHS, a global analysis firm and Huawei partnered to develop a white paper entitled LTE in Public Safety, which was released at the 4th eLTE Industry Alliance Summit held on May 30 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The white paper provides an analysis of the role private LTE networks can ...

ESMCP: National Parks England and the Home Office sign Joint Accord

National Parks England and the Home Office have signed a joint accord that aims to support the rollout of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) in National Parks, protect the Parks' special qualities by minimising any adverse environmental impacts from the programme and ...


Nokia releases Ultra Compact Network 4G backpack

Nokia has unveiled a light and ultra-compact 4G network, based on a small cell, that will allow secure mobile broadband connectivity in minutes for mission- and business-critical services.

The Ultra Compact Network can provide voice, video and data services in emergency situations, ...


CCW 2016: Airbus DS introduces new LTE application and cell system

Airbus Defence and Space has introduced two new LTE products at Critical Communications World with the launch of its Tactilon Agnet, a group communication application over LTE, and the unveiling of a new Tactilon Cell that can provide LTE services where there is no fixed infrastructure ...


Sierra Wireless releases AirLink MP70 LTE-A vehicle router

Sierra Wireless has released its AirLink MP70, an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) vehicle router for mission critical applications in public safety, transit and field services.

The MP70 serves as a purpose-built vehicle networking solution that enables multiple high-bandwidth applications to work ...

Link Microtek adds HXI’s millimetre-wave components to its portfolio

Link Microtek, the Basingstoke-based supplier of RF and microwave components and subsystems, has expanded its portfolio of products with a range of millimetre-wave components for both military and commercial applications, following the signing of an exclusive representation agreement with HXI of ...


EE targets 1Gbps for on-train broadband

EE has said that it is in discussions to provide the UK's railways with a network capable of providing passengers with 1Gbps download speeds using LTE backhaul.

The MNO is planning to implement this on one railway line next year and should that be commercially successful, EE will extend ...

Celtic FC now benefiting from Hytera XPT multisite system

Scottish Premier League Champions, Celtic FC, has installed the first Hytera XPT multisite solution (XPT standing for Extended Pseudo Trunk) – a scalable, single-site digital trunking system, which is being used across the business teams at both Celtic Park and the Lennoxtown Academy Training ...



Survey: 83% of passengers select airlines based on in-flight broadband

A survey conducted by market research company GfK on behalf of by Inmarsat has revealed that most passengers (83 per cent) will select an airline based on whether they can remain logged into social networks, video streaming sites, apps and emails throughout their journeys.

The main ...

Western Power Distribution begins Midlands roll-out of Simoco Pulse

?Western Power Distribution (WPD) is set to roll out Simoco Pulse, a DMR telemetry solution, across three sites in its Midlands region during June to manage assets at 100 locations.

The technology was developed following consultation with Surf Telecoms, a wholly owned subsidiary of WPD, ...

SFL rolls out digital Motorola radios in wind farm deployment

SFL Mobile Radio has designed and rolled out a two-way radio system for Statkraft’s Alltwalis Wind Farm, near the Brechfa Forest, South Wales.

The energy company has upgraded from a digital voice system using standard non-keypad Motorola DP4400s to Motorola DP4801s. The new system also ...

KCOM appoints director of product portfolio and technology innovation

?IT and communications services provider KCOM has announced the appointment of Tim Meredith as director of product portfolio and technology innovation.

Meredith will provide leadership for the new KCOM product portfolio following the recent consolidation of KCOM’s previous operating ...

EE backs Lime Micro SDR platform

Lime Micro, a UK open source technology innovator, has announced that mobile operator EE is backing its LimeSDR software initiative to bring its software defined radio (SDR) platform into full-scale production.

EE are signing up for a 100-unit bundle of LimeSDR kit, an ...

DAMM partners with Tait Communications on DMR radio terminal distribution

DAMM Cellular Systems is entering into an alliance with Tait Communications, in which Tait will supply DMR radio terminals, which can be deployed with DAMM’s systems.

DAMM’s partners are now able to purchase Tait DMR Tier 3 radios directly through DAMM together with the sale of DAMM's ...

TalkTalk opts for Skyguard for lone worker safety

TalkTalk, a telecommunications company, is using a system provided by lone worker protection provider Skyguard to protect field engineers while working alone and out of hours

TalkTalk selected 120 MySOS keyfob-sized personal safety devices, for use by its engineers to allow them to alert ...
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