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Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news, as well as developments within radio technology and wireless communications. Our news section covers policy and regulation, product developments, contract awards, project deployments, research, appointments and more. It is catered towards those with an interest in the use of wireless communications in a mission/business critical environment.

S5GC launches 5G healthcare challenge

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has announced it will provide access to a private 5G test bed for three startup companies as part of a new initiative it claims will use “advanced connectivity to transform and improve healthcare delivery”.

The ‘Shaping Digital Health & Social Care ...

Advertorial: CCW 2022 celebrates the critical communications sector

Registration has opened for Critical Communications World 2022, taking place in June in Vienna.

The event will feature three days of in-depth conference and Focus Forum sessions, delivered by critical communications thought leaders from across the globe. The theme this year is ‘Evolving ...

Nokia announces Russia exit

Nokia is halting its activities in the Russian market following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Speaking of the decision, a spokesperson for the company said: “It has been clear for Nokia since the early days of the invasion of Ukraine that continuing our presence in Russia would not ...

BWV to cover all England’s strategic roads

National Highways has announced plans to equip traffic officers across 4,300 miles of roads with VB400 body-worn video cameras (BWV) from Motorola Solutions.

Officers will wear the body-worn cameras while conducting patrols across England’s strategic road network (SRN) which comprises ...

Ofcom appoints new spectrum lead

Communications regulator Ofcom has hired former TPG Telecom group executive Dan Lloyd to manage what it described as “the lifeblood of the UK’s wireless industry”.

Lloyd will bring more than two decades experience from across 10 countries when he takes up his new role as director of ...

TalkTalk takes on high bandwidth network

Toscafund Asset Management-owned telecoms group TalkTalk has agreed a deal to acquire London-based provider of high-bandwidth network services Virtual1.

According to the company, the acquisition will see an expansion of the TalkTalk Business offering including the addition of high ...

Lebara makes a splash with British Swimming partnership

British Swimming has announced the expansion of its partnership with its first-ever telecommunications partner Lebara.

Lebara, which specialises in pay-as-you-go and contract-based mobile SIM cards, will support the national governing body of swimming, water polo and synchronised ...

T-Mobile hits US roads with BMW in first 5G-connected car

German automobile manufacturer BMW has teamed up with T-Mobile to launch the first 5G-connected cars available in the United States.

As part of the collaboration, all future BMW iX and i4 models will feature unlimited voice calling and unlimited 5G data on T-Mobile’s network, in a move ...

Ruggedised device specialist becomes car industry collaborator

Getac has announced that it has become an official partner of European automotive association, CECRA.

According to a statement, the company will provide guidance to CECRA members around adoption of technology, including AI. It will also aim to help identify early adopters from within the ...

Nokia mines wireless network for Antofagasta Minerals in Chile

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia has deployed an industrial-grade private wireless network across the Minera Centinela copper mine for Chilean mining group Antofagasta Minerals.

Antofagasta’s Centinela open pit mine is located north of Santiago at an important mining zone containing sulphur ...

Two new 5G hubs for Scotland

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has announced plans to expand its S5GConnect Programme by building two 5G innovation hubs in Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.

The first new hub in Aberdeen will be created in partnership with Opportunity North East and be based at the ONE Tech Hub located in the ...

Former Vodafone CTO to chair BAI

Communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications (BAI) has announced the appointment of former Vodafone chief technology officer Steve Pusey as chair of the board.

Pusey brings more than three decades of experience in telecommunications to the role including nine years as CTO at ...

Freshwave lands first Scottish leisure park private network

Network service provider Freshwave has announced the successful launch of the first 4G private mobile network at a pair of leisure parks in Scotland.

The Verdant Leisure-owned Erigmore and Thurston Manor Leisure Parks will offer what Freshwave claimed will be “improved wireless ...

Ofcom launches consultation to boost mobile signals

Communications regulator Ofcom has announced the launch of a consultation on new regulations that it claims will support improved mobile reception in homes across the UK.

The proposed regulations will support the creation of a wider range of indoor mobile repeaters, which can be used in ...

Huawei unveils full-stack data centre

International communications giant Huawei has announced a range of new solutions for data centre and intelligent campus scenarios.

According to Huawei, the full-stack data centre solution has been designed to “help enterprises embrace modern data centres” by leveraging the power of ...

AML becomes mandatory in Europe

ETSI has announced that, as of March 17, all smartphones sold in Europe are required to comply with Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for emergency communications.

AML enables the handset to automatically send user location information when contacting the emergency services. It was ...

Bernabéu to host largest Wi-Fi 6 stadium network in Europe

Europe’s most successful football team, Real Madrid, has agreed a deal with Cisco which it claims will make the club’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium one of the most technologically-advanced sporting venues in the world.

The agreement will see the San Jose-based technology conglomerate ...

Partnership aims to create ‘internet of critical comms’

Cobham SATCOM has announced a strategic partnership with Hypha by Wireless Innovation.

According to Cobham, the move is intended to “facilitate more resilient communication capabilities worldwide for first responders, utilities workers and oil & gas crews.” This will in part be achieved ...

Fyma fits AI across London’s Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London has partnered with artificial intelligence (AI) computer vision company Fyma to transform CCTV cameras across the 560 acre park into smart devices.

Following the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, the park has been converted into a business, ...

Comms giant develops ‘green’ 5G solution

Huawei has launched what it calls the world's first ‘Giga Green’ 5G base station site, designed for “optimal energy efficiency and performance.”

According to a statement released by the company, the initiative leverages its ultra-wideband RRU and BladeAAU Pro solutions, in order to cut ...

WWL Hospitals implements new telephony comms

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has announced an expansion of its partnership with unified communications specialist Cinos to replace its telephony system with an IP (internet protocol) solution.

The hospitals group in the North West of England ...

Qualcomm unveils world first Wi-Fi 7 chip

US telecoms giant Qualcomm has unveiled what it claims is the “world’s first” Wi-Fi 7 compatible product, the FastConnect 7800 connectivity chip.

Qualcomm is expected to release the FastConnect 7800 in the second half of 2022, paving the way for it to be included in compatible devices ...

BT unveils new 5G XR sports offerings

Telecoms giant BT has unveiled the first prototypes from its 5G Edge-XR project which it claims will “re-imagine how we watch and perform sports through virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and extended mixed reality (XR) applications”.

The project, which combines the brand’s EE 5G network and ...

Dominican Republic completes TETRA network

The Dominican Ministry of the Interior has announced it has achieved nationwide radio coverage for its Public Safety TETRA network.

The completed TETRA network comprises more than 200 base stations and is used by all police and rescue forces in the country as well as all the 911 ...

Australian company deploys space-age comms

D2N has provided radio communications to Southern Launch, a ‘rocket launch service’ company based in Australia.

According to a statement, the rollout included a two-way radio network provided by Hytera, alongside Kiloview IP video encoders. Key requirements for the overall system ...
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