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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.


Smukfest turns up the volume with Hytera

Smukfest, a large music festival in Denmark, uses Hytera DMR radios and repeaters to ensure that its staff can easily communicate with each other and by doing so, help safeguard the 50,000 visitors it receives every year

Every August, among the beech trees of Skanderborg you’ll find ...

Lytx to offer new video services for fleet managers in 1Q18

Lytx Video Services, a combination of cloud-connected event recorder and video cameras and software, is designed to help eliminate fleet and operations blindspots that keep fleets from being their most efficient, productive, and profitable, with a focus on making it easier for users to quickly ...


WND UK to host Sigfox application hackathon

WND UK, one of the UK’s two Sigfox network operators, will host a two-day, hands-on workshop at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Cheshire for businesses wishing to learn more about how Sigfox, a low powered wide area network (LPWAN) communications protocol, can be developed for commercial business ...


Panorama Antennas celebrates its 70th Anniversary

Panorama Antennas recently celebrated its 70th year in business as a designer and manufacturer of antennas for radio communications

The company's employees celebrated aboard a luxury paddle steamer taking a scenic tour of the sights of London along the Thames. Founded in 1947 by Leon ...

Ericsson and BT highlight network slicing’s economic benefits for MNOs

A study performed by Ericsson and BT claims that mobile networks using 5G’s network slicing capabilities are likely to generate more revenue and lower operating costs compared to traditional multi-service networks or the use of multiple networks with dedicated resources.

It claims that ...

Hytera lays the foundation for its new headquarters

Hytera held the groundbreaking ceremony of its new headquarters building in Shenzhen on September 8

Qingzhou Chen, Hytera's chairman and president, along with its senior management team and representatives from the contractor and supervision institution, ritually laid the foundation for ...

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 ...
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