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RootMetrics: EE gets a clean-sweep on UK mobile performance for 1H2018

EE has secured top place in all mobile performance categories and its fifth straight annual win for overall performance, according to a survey of UK mobile network operator performance conducted by RootMetrics, an IHS Markit company.

In terms of overall performance, EE scored 96 out of ...


PMRExpo contract extended until 2022

PMeV – the body responsible for the PMRExpo concept –, and show organiser EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH, have signed an agreement to continue the event until 2022.

Speaking of the importance of the show, which this year takes place at the end of November in Cologne, a spokesperson said: ...

Canada: LoRa enabling smart bus shelter signs in Montreal

X-TELIA, an Montreal-based LoRaWAN network operator and a LoRa Alliance member has developed a smart city solution that uses Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology in digital schedules for bus shelters in the Montreal area.

X-TELIA implemented a LoRa-based display ...

Scotland: MLL Telecom to boost South Ayrshire council’s connectivity

MLL Telecom, a provider of secure managed network services for the UK public sector, has been appointed by South Ayrshire council, Scotland, to upgrade its network infrastructure to underpin the local authority’s wider digital transformation strategy.

The new Wide Area Network (WAN) ...

JVC Kenwood to invest in Tait Communications

Company to also launch a broadband solutions business as a top priority and will leverage Tait’s expertise as part of this initiative; Tait expands its UK operations with two new hires

JVC Kenwoood has entered into an agreement for a share acquisition and a capital and business alliance ...

Pennine’s radio division expects to exceed £4 million in sales

Pennine is expecting sales by its two-way radio division to breach the £4 million barrier this year.

The division’s sales grew by nearly 80 per cent between 2015 and 2016, with trading for the first six months of 2018 up by around 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2017. While ...

Home Office’s major police tech investment

The UK government has announced the latest round of Police Transformation Fund awards, pledging to hand out around £100 million to help forces improve their use of digital technology.

According to a statement from the Home Office, up to £70 million of the money will be invested across ...

London: Boris Bike approach to phone charging launched

London-based company, ChargedUp has taken the bike sharing model and applied it to mobile phone charging. It has developed a network of vending stations where, for a small fee, users can borrow portable battery banks, use them for as long as they need and then return them to a station of their ...

Ericsson and LG's patent alliance

Ericsson and LG Electronics have renewed their global patent license agreement.

The deal consists of a cross-license agreement, relating to both companies’ 2G, 3G, and 4G standard-essential patents. A spokesperson for Ericsson said: “Ericsson and LG Electronics are two of the leading ...

Industry giants sign massive 5G deal

Nokia has signed a $3.5 billion, multi-year agreement to kit-out T-Mobile’s 5G network in the US.

The deal involves the deployment of the company’s “complete end-to-end technology, software and services portfolio" to aid T-Mobile “in the critical first years of the 5G cycle.” The network ...

Hytera hit by new copyright infringement claim by Motorola Solutions

In another twist to the long-running legal battle between Motorola Solutions and Hytera, the former has filed a motion to add a claim for copyright infringement to its litigation pending in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Hytera.

A statement from ...

Cambium: system integral to Thai cave rescue

Cambium Networks has highlighted the part played by its cnPilot e500 outdoor WiFi access points in the recent rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach from a remote cave in Thailand.

According to the company, it helped to set up a hotspot in collaboration with KING IT and regional ...

First commercial 5G NR mmWave antenna modules

Qualcomm Technologies has launched what it claims is the world’s first fully-integrated 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz RF modules for mobile devices.

Millimeter wave signals have the capacity to open up more spectrum, but have so far not been used for mobile wireless ...

APD emergency services artwork unveiled

APD Communications has created a work of art to commemorate the work done by its clients in the emergency services.

The Tapestry of the Emergency Services is 6ft by 4ft. It consists of 64 pegs, each of which is associated with a “meaningful word” to describe those working in public ...

Pan-Canadian smart city roll-out

Nokia is partnering with energy management company Current to deploy smart city technology across Canada.

According to Nokia, the company will gain access to Current’s CityIQ platform, in order to “repurpose outdoor street lighting into digital infrastructure that collects data and ...

WiFi access points for 'ultra high density' environments

Ruckus Networks has launched the R730, which it claims is the world's first IoT and LTE-ready 802.11ax access point, designed for stadiums, public venues, train stations and schools.

According to the company, the R730 is designed to work in concert with its other new product, an ...

German court rules in favour of Motorola over Hytera

The Regional Court of Mannheim has ruled in favour of Motorola Solutions, in relation to a patent infringement complaint made against Hytera Mobilfunk in Germany.

According to a statement released by Motorola, the German court determined in the first instance that Hytera is infringing ...

iMend.com: mobile phones for business use soon need repairs

According to iMend.com, a UK mobile phone repair company, the average business owned device only lasts 3-6 months, before needing a new screen or rear housing and after 12-18 months requires a new battery and/or a replacement charging port.

It adds that some businesses have to contend ...

Hytera appeals ITC ruling, speaks of “nuisance litigations”

Radio manufacturer Hytera has filed a petition at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting review of a ruling issued by the body on 3 July which upheld rival Motorola Solution’s complaint of patent infringement against the company.

In the complaint, Motorola alleged that ...

Edinburgh opts for Telensa’s wireless streetlight controls

Telensa’s smart streetlight controls will be deployed in 64,000 LED lights as part of the City of Edinburgh’s energy efficiency programme.

The company was selected by CGI Group, in an LED replacement contract run by Amey. The deployment is already underway and is expected to be ...

New radios supplied to Lincoln City FC

Local radio dealer RF Lincs has rolled out a suite of 50 Kenwood TK-D340 DMR radios to Lincoln City Football Club, following a match day trial. The radios have been issued to different teams around the ground, including those involved in match-day parking, stewards, security and the medical ...

Ericsson lets go of field services subsidiary

Ericsson has announced that it is divesting its Local Services subsidiary, which provides field service operations and maintenance of fixed and mobile networks in Sweden.

Transtema Group will acquire all of the Local Services assets, continuing the operation with its existing 700 ...

Outdoor WiFi access point launched

Cambium Networks has launched what it calls an “advanced enterprise class outdoor WiFi access point for enterprise and industrial campuses.”

The cloud-managed product – which is known as the cnPilot e700 – provides Gigabit throughput, and 802.11ac Wave 2 connectivity with 512 client ...

WiFi optimisation product announced

WiFi software specialist Fontech has launched its WiFi self-organizing networks (SON) product.

The solution is designed to help operators gain full visibility of their WiFi networks through the use of real time data, as well turning access points into managed hotspots without the need ...
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