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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.

Small Cell Forum appoints new chair

The Small Cell Forum (SCF) has appointed Dr. Prabhakar Chitrapu as its new chair, replacing AT&T’s David Orloff. Chitrapu leads AT&T’s Converged Access & Device Technology organisation and brings high-level technical and strategic leadership experience to the role.

Unanimously approved ...

Freeway's ‘Fleet in Your Pocket’ app wins innovation challenge

Freeway Fleet Systems has won an Innovation Challenge at the UK’s annual bus and coach event, Coach & Bus UK, for its commercial vehicle fleet management smartphone app.

The company’s fleet-in-your-pocket app was shortlisted after a public vote by visitors to the show at NEC Birmingham, ...

RFS appoints new CTO; brings connectivity to iconic attraction in Brazil

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a designer and manufacturer of wireless and broadcast infrastructure has appointed John Cole to the role of CTO.

Cole joined RFS in 2018 as VP Base Station Antennas, bringing more than 35 years’ experience in the RF/microwave industry, including senior and ...

New CEO for Simoco’s Australasian arm

Simoco Wireless Solutions has appointed Peter Scarlata as CEO of Simoco Australasia.

Scarlata has more than 20 years’ experience working at senior levels in national and multinational product management, sales and marketing management, engineering, system integration and general ...

Eurostar Global becomes official UK distributor for Bullitt Group

Eurostar Global Electronics has become the official UK distributor for Bullitt Group, the producer of CAT and Land Rover rugged mobile phones.

Peter Carnall, Eurostar Global’s managing director said: “2019 continues to be another record year for Eurostar. Investment throughout 2018 in ...

Vodafone becomes the first UK MNO to share 4G spectrum for rural use

Vodafone is sharing some of its 4G spectrum with StrattoOpencell (part of the Digital Colony UK Infrastructure Platform – soon to be The Freshwave Group) to offer high-speed mobile broadband in remote areas without fibre connectivity, as part of a three-year agreement between the two companies.

Sepura wins a process optimisation award from SHEA Global

SHEA Global, a company specialising in business process optimisation has awarded Sepura its 2019 Business Better Award for Excellence in Process Optimisation.

The award recognises Sepura’s implementation of innovative radio licensing procedures, which have boosted its operational ...

Frequentis and Dimetor team up on BVLOS drone flights

Frequentis has partnered with Dimetor, a mobile network connectivity start-up, to enable beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations.

Dimetor is providing high quality 3G/LTE coverage information which is visualised and used within Frequentis’s flight planning tool, thereby ...


South Western Ambulance Service to trial body-worn video cameras

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) will begin a three-month trial of body-worn video cameras, starting on 1 October, to assess the extent to which they can deter abuse and their effectiveness when obtaining evidence of offences against its ambulance crews.


Tiago Rodrigues becomes WBA CEO

Tiago Rodrigues has today (26 September) become CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) replacing CEO Shrikant Shenwai, one of the WBA’s founders and who will continue to work closely with WBA and the wireless industry.?

Rodrigues joined the WBA back in November 2019 and had been ...

RSI releases TETRA network group call repeater for cross-border comms

Radio Systems Information Ltd (RSI) has released X-Border, a TETRA network group call repeater designed for international border areas where users on different TETRA networks need to talk to each other.

The company describes X-Border as a quick and simple solution that can be set up ...

CCTV Monitoring opts for mobile working tech from BigChange

CCTV Monitoring, a construction site CCTV installation and monitoring company, has rolled out a mobile working system from BigChange.

The company’s engineers have been equipped with rugged tablets running BigChange’s JobWatch app, which enables them to be tracked and connected in ...


Panasonic obtains ESN accreditation for its Toughbook 33 Windows notebook

Panasonic’s Toughbook 33 rugged notebook has become the first Microsoft Windows device to be authorised for use on the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The 2-in-1 detachable device can therefore be used by all emergency service personnel on the new network. Panasonic worked closely with ...

Wi-Fi 6 certification programme launched

Earlier this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance launched its Wi-Fi Certified 6 certification programme for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 is the first Wi-Fi Certified 6 smartphone. The first products designated Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6, which comprise the test bed for certification, ...

Ranplan appoints new CSO and commercial operations director

Ranplan Group AB has appointed Jon Ullmark, a specialist in the field of IoT and automation, as its chief strategy officer (a new position), effective from 1 September. Earlier this week, Ranplan also announced that it has recruited Anthony Sutton to the newly created role of commercial operations ...

Chatterbox bought by CSE Global

Chatterbox has been acquired by CSE Global, an international systems integrator with offices in more than 20 countries, and has been rebranded as CSE Chatterbox.

The company was founded nearly 30 years ago in Surrey and supplies bespoke integrated two-way radio systems and offers radios ...

Radiocoms secures place on government procurement framework

Radiocoms Systems Ltd has been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial Service Network Services 2 framework agreement (RM3808), after partaking in a vendor assessment in late 2018, to provide Lot 11: Radio services.

These are described as “A voice communication solution utilising ...

British APCO calls for a clear Next Generation 999 technology roadmap

The British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (British APCO) has published a white paper on the topic of “Next Generation 999” (NG999), which highlights the issues that must be addressed if the UK public is have access to an emergency call service that operates consistently well ...


6G targets summarised in white paper

The 6G Flagship research programme at the University of Oulu, Finland, has published what it claims to be the world’s the first 6G White Paper – “Key Drivers and Research Challenges for 6G Ubiquitous Wireless Intelligence”, which is based on the output from a workshop at the first 6G Wireless ...

Everbridge and RiskBand partner up on worker safety wearables

Everbridge, a critical event management and enterprise safety software applications company, has formed a partnership with RiskBand, a provider of wearable, live-monitored professional safety devices, as part of Everbridge’s strategy to cater to the safety needs of employees who may not always have ...

BT’s new counter drone solution

BT has launched a counter drone solution that will be provided by its enterprise unit and give organisations the capability to detect, track and identify drones which breach airspace and site limits.

The end-to-end and fully BT managed solution is a combination of multi-sensor detection ...

Qualitest to provide BT with quality assurance during ESN and 5G push

BT has renewed and expanded its contract with Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company. Qualitest will support the delivery of the backbone of BT’s digital infrastructure including the further development of its 5G offering.

Under the terms of the contract Qualitest ...
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