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.

Smart city organisation records landmark year

The Wi-SUN Alliance has announced that it has achieved a number of “major milestones” over the course of the past year, including the launch of its field area networks (FAN) certification programme.

According to a statement, global membership - which includes service providers, vendors, ...

Justice Committee calls for BWV cameras to be made mandatory for bailiffs

The House of Commons Justice Committee has recommended in a report that body-worn cameras become mandatory for all bailiffs visiting homes and businesses.

“Technology has moved on since the National Standards [on enforcement] were produced in 2014, the report stated, “We were struck by ...

Airbus kits out major motorsport event with TETRA

Airbus provided secure communications for this year's Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, which took place at the end of March. The technology was rolled out using the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended TETRA network infrastructure.

Airbus supplied several different TETRA radios to the organisers, ...

TÜV SÜD launches UK-based NB-IoT testing service

TÜV SÜD has launched a Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) test and certification service, which is based in a laboratory in the UK.

The new service performs regulatory testing against international and country-specific mandatory requirements. TÜV SÜD can also advise if a device chipset or network ...

Major Midlands train station’s 5G first

Birmingham New Street has become the first train station in the UK to test 5G, with technology provided by Vodafone as part of a city-wide trial.

According to the company, the roll-out took place on the New Street concourse. Users have included members of the public, as well as the ...

CommScope completes its acquisition of Arris

CommScope has completed its acquisition of Arris International plc, the owner of Ruckus Networks. The deal was announced on 8 November and was valued at around $7.4 billion.

On the wireless side, the synergy between the two companies arises from the trend towards network convergence ...

Ingenso launches the Opus Partner Network

Ingenso Limited, the creator of the Opus brand of two-way radios, has announced that it is building a limited network of resellers and is therefore seeking to hear from dealers who are interested in providing their clients with cost-effective solutions.

The Opus range currently comprises ...

Panorama Antennas donates £10,000 to two emergency services charities

Panorama Antennas donated a total of £10,000 in 2018 to two charities to support the emergency services: the Blue Lamp Foundation and London's Air Ambulance Charity.

The Blue Lamp Foundation was founded by the late PC David Rathband who was shot and blinded while on duty with Northumbria ...

UK government rewards innovative health tech firms

?The UK government’s ‘digital health technology catalyst’ (DHTC) has awarded £9 million to a range of projects aimed at addressing key challenges in the field.

Projects which have received funding include eObs, which allows clinicians to observe patients digitally through handheld ...

RadioTrade appoints two new directors

RadioTrade has appointed two new directors, Peter Bearryman and Diane Keevil, to enhance the support it provides to its partners and continue to drive growth in the channel.

RadioTrade states that it saw significant growth in 2018 and generated £18 million in turnover from its ...

Small businesses hit hardest over cybercrime in 2018

?Small businesses in the UK bore the brunt of £17 billion worth of cyber attacks in 2018, according to new research from Beaming, the business internet service provider. Almost two thirds of UK companies employing between 10 and 49 people – the equivalent of 130,000 businesses nationwide – fell ...

Ruckus collaborates with student connectivity specialist

Ruckus Networks has announced a strategic partnership with Glide, a company which it describes as a “leading provider of managed internet services for students.”

According to the company, the partnership will help connect students across the UK via “tailor made connectivity products and ...

ESN certifies Sierra Wireless’s in-vehicle router

Sierra Wireless’s Airlink MG90 multi-network vehicle router has been certified and approved for use on the UK’s Emergency Services Network (ESN).

ESN will eventually replace the Airwave TETRA network, which is currently being used by the country’s emergency services for mission-critical ...

Satellite tracking helps Marathon des Sables participants keep on running

Globalstar Europe’s satellite-based SPOT Gen3 product is going to be used to track athletes competing in the Marathon des Sables, the company has announced. The event – which attracts around 850 participants and is described as the world’s most extreme running race –, takes place at the beginning ...

Give cancer the KO by backing Bird

Land Mobile's sales manager, Andy Bird, is taking a gloves-on approach to raising money for Cancer Research UK, having entered Ultra White Collar Boxing.

Bird said: ” I know that many people would gladly pay to see me get punched, so what better way to raise money?” Bird began dieting ...

Kinesis’s vehicle tracking integrates with Amazon’s Alexa

Kinesis has integrated its vehicle tracking technology with Alexa, the Amazon Virtual Assistant.

This allows managers to locate their mobile workers by simply asking Alexa where a person is by name – or a vehicle by its ID number. Alexa then verbally provides the current vehicle location ...

Motorola Solutions’ new CTO

Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi, previously chief technology officer (CTO) for Avigilon (a Motorola Solutions subsidiary specialising in video analytics, network video management software and hardware), has become Motorola Solutions’ new CTO.

He has more than 20 years’ technology leadership ...

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