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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.


Airbus helps to secure major conference

Airbus has announced that it will be provide the 54th Munich Security Conference with mission-critical and "tap-proof" communications, when it takes place at the end of this week.

According to Airbus, organisers and security staff at the event will be using its Tactilon Dabat combined ...

EE makes rural connectivity plans

EE has pledged to provide 'superfast' broadband to previously poorly connected - mainly rural - areas across the UK. The company has estimated that its service will ultimately reach in the region of 580,000 premises, with trials having already taken place in the Northern Fells area of Cumbria.

Ericsson announces 5G forwards compatibility

Ericsson has stated that products from its Radio System radio access network installed post-2015 will be able to run 5G NR (new radio). This functionality will be achieved through remote software installation.

According to the company, there are 150 different radio variants in the ...

Port of Hamburg 5G testbed

Deutsche Telekom and Nokia are using the Port of Hamburg as a testing area for 5G in an industrial environment.

The companies have commissioned an 8000-hectare area of the port in which to carry out trials of key functions, in particular network slicing. According to a statement, an ...

Control Room Awards shortlist drawn-up

The finalists have been selected in APD’s 2018 Control Room Awards, which is the first of its kind to recognise the work carried out by UK emergency services communications staff.

The shortlist was drawn up by a panel of six judges from more than 200 nominations, the vast majority of ...


Track24 launches app to locate and notify employees during emergencies

Track24 has launched SearchLight, a smartphone application and notification system, designed for businesses, multinationals and government organisations, to protect and account for staff during an emergency or disruption.

The company states that the system has been developed “with ...

Jersey trials IoT expansion

Telecommunications company JT is rolling out a new LPWA network across Jersey, with the intention of improving the island’s Internet of Things capability. The company has collaborated on the project with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Sony Europe Limited.

The solution is ...

Openreach to speed up its fibre rollout

Openreach has today launched its ‘fibre first programme’ – which includes accelerating the company’s rollout of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) by 50 per cent, with the new aim of reaching three million homes and businesses in the UK by the end of 2020.

The BT-owned company has announced ...

'Virtual network assistant' a world first, claims manufacturer

Self-learning wireless networks specialist Mist has launched what it claims to be world’s first AI-driven virtual network assistant (VNA) for wireless troubleshooting.

Based on the company’s AI engine - known as Marvis - the solution is intended to identify Wi-Fi issues, correlate events ...


Nokia announces 5G portfolio

Nokia has described the constituent parts of its new Future X architecture for 5G, while simultaneously launching its new ReefShark chipsets on the same day.

According to the company, the Future X portfolio comprises "an end-to-end network delivering up to three times more data capacity ...

London Mayor’s digital comms plan

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has asked those living in the capital to share their ideas on the potential future use of digital communications technology and data.

The request follows on from last year’s announcement by Khan that he wants to transform London into “the world’s leading ...

iOS 11.3 to add support for Advanced Mobile Location

Apple has announced that iOS 11.3 which will go live this spring, will include support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML), which automatically send a user's current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML is supported.

According to EENA (the European ...

Ordnance Survey to play core CAV role

Ordnance Survey has been appointed to consult on national infrastructure ahead of the anticipated development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV).

The E-CAVE project will focus on creating “effective connected environments”, using the organisation’s digital data expertise. It will ...

Industry giants’ network slicing success

Vodafone and Huawei have conducted a field trial of fixed access network slicing.

The successful test, which was carried out at Vodafone Ireland, saw separate consumer and enterprise virtual network ‘slices’ being created on a live fibre to the home (FTTH) network.The consumer slice ...

Drones in space

Interplanetary logistics specialists Effective Space Solutions has signed a multi-year contract to provide two ‘space drones’ to an unnamed regional satellite operator. According to the company, the deal is worth upwards of $100 million over the course of its life.

The craft – each of ...

Milton Keynes receives £40 million broadband investment

Vodaphone and CityFibre are rolling out full fibre broadband infrastructure across Milton Keynes. The work is taking place as part of the latter company’s FTTP (fibre to the premises) programme, and will involve an investment of around £40 million.

Milton Keynes is the first location to ...

Frequentis UK appoints Andy Madge as managing director

Andy Madge, former managing director (MD) of defence and intelligence for Lockheed Martin, joined Frequentis UK’s Managing Board on 1 January 2018, taking responsibility for Frequentis AG’s UK and Ireland subsidiary.

The phased handover from existing MD John Gurney, which will be ...

Study suggests contrasting global attitudes to cloud safety

Figures released by digital security company Gemalto have revealed a marked difference in attitude across countries when it comes to storing information in the cloud.

Findings suggest that on average only around 40 per cent of the data stored in the cloud across the world is secured with ...

Benchmarking collaboration announced

InfoVista and P3 have announced joint plans to provide global mobile network benchmarking.

The partnership involves InfoVista providing P3 with testing and benchmarking solutions, alongside its TEMS solution for use as the company's sole source of data collection. According to a ...



New social care app saves time and paper

KareInn, a social care app, is allowing carers to digitally view a patient’s medical records in real time.

According to the company, records are provided by care homes themselves. The solution uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology with client data “securely segregated.”Speaking of what ...
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