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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.

Pervacio’s Midlands move

Mobile device specialist Pervacio has opened a new technology hub in Birmingham, having moved from Coventry.

The role of the new facility, according to Pervacio, will be to develop “existing partnerships and build new relationships.” The move was prompted by the perceived benefits of ...

Siyata Mobile wins landmark customer

Siyata Mobile has received its first purchase order from the hospitality industry for its mobile PTT over cellular-enabled UR7 rugged ‘clamshell’ smartphone.

The product is Qualcomm-based with an IP67 rating and a dedicated PTT button. According to the company, professionals for whom it ...

Orange appoints new CEO

Dr Helmut Reisinger has been named the new chief executive officer of Orange Business Services. He takes over from Thierry Bonhomme, who has become special advisor to the chairman and CEO, prior to his retirement later this year.

Posts previously held by Reisinger include vice president ...

Colt Technology partners with Google

Connectivity specialist Colt Technology Services has announced its support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service enabling users to engage with the Google Cloud platform from any location.

According to the company, the Partner Interconnect product provides a direct link to the ...

UK AI industry to receive huge boost

The British government has launched a £1 billion collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop the country’s AI industry. The deal was announced this week by business secretary Greg Clark and digital secretary Matt Hancock.

According to the government, more than 50 ...

New millimeter wave lab opens in Ireland

Technology company Keysight is opening a new millimeter-wave research lab in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

According to the company, the lab is located at the university’s Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology, and has the capacity to ...

Space Drone manufacturer announces another small step

Intergalactic logistics company Effective Space has partnered with ArianeGroup to help get its Space Drone project off the ground.

The latter company will provide an electric propulsion system in the shape of its Arclight radio frequency ion thruster technology. According to a statement, ...

States of Jersey deploys Pronto

States of Jersey Police has signed a three-year contract with Motorola Solutions in order to deploy the latter’s Pronto platform. The move is part of the force’s new mobile working initiative ‘SMARTpolice’.

It will be the first time the solution has been deployed outside mainland UK, ...

New global security tech company set-up

A new video monitoring company - Netwatch Group – has been formed in the security sector. The organisation is made up of a consolidation of four previously separate companies, including Onwatch Multifire, Netwatch, CalAtlantic and the National Monitoring Center in the United States.


RadioTrade and GlobalView Systems team up

GlobalView Systems and RadioTrade Ltd have announced that RadioTrade is now a distributor for the R-LinX Simple Alarm Handler and new WiFi call buttons

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with RadioTrade, who bring a combination of technical expertise and exceptional customer ...

Next phase of Square Mile broadband deployment completed

Cambridge Communication Systems has announced the roll-out of what it refers to as “a next-generation” small cell network in London’s Square Mile. The system includes neutral host, self-organising, 5G microwave backhaul provided by CCS Metnet.

The announcement marks the completion of the ...

APD’s ICCS first to receive ESN accreditation

APD Communications’ integrated command and control system (ICCS) Cortex has been officially certified for use with the Emergency Services Network. It is the first such solution to be accredited by the Network Approval Testing Service, otherwise known as NATS.

The solution brings together ...

Scottish Prison Service seeks TETRA maintenance services

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has issued a prior information notice (PIN) (dated 7 March), which states that it requires maintenance services for its existing TETRA-based digital radio system across all of its sites.

This encompasses replacing existing system equipment as and when ...

Hytera reports 56% YoY increase in revenue for 2017

According to Hytera’s Annual Report, the Chinese company generated CNY 5.4 billion (£600 million) in revenue in 2017, up 56 per cent year-on-year. 2017 was the year that the company completed its acquisition of Sepura Group (including its subsidiaries, Teltronic and PowerTrunk) and Norsat.

Pennine acquires MTelecom’s two-way radio business

Pennine has acquired Durham-based MTelecom’s two-way radio business for an undisclosed sum, encompassing the latter’s goodwill, assets, stock and test equipment.

The sale was prompted by the retirement of MTelecom’s managing director, Stephen Black, who founded the business as Border ...

Arqiva and O2 to deploy small cells in London Boroughs

Arqiva, a UK communications infrastructure company, and O2 have today (12 April) announced plans to deploy up to 300 small cells across London, one of the biggest outdoor small cell deployments by O2 in the UK to date.

The small cells, once installed, will provide enhanced mobile data ...

Hytera UK partner event recognises two-way radio excellence

The Hytera 2018 Dealer Partner Conference, which took place in late March, recognised a number of the company’s partners in the two-way radio industry.

The winners were: Radio Systems Limited (System of the Year 2017 for its Port of Felixstowe deployment), Radiocoms Systems Ltd (Top ...

RadioTrade and Panorama Antennas team up

RadioTrade Ltd became an accredited distributor for Panorama Antennas' range of antennas and accessories on 3 April. The distributor will have the most popular items stocked and ready for next day delivery.

Richard Searle, RadioTrade's managing director said: “We are very pleased to have ...

Innovative crime investigation tool launched

Information specialist SAS has launched Intelligence and Investigation Management, an analytics-based tool designed to help law enforcement agencies integrate disparate information streams in real time.

According to the company, the product uses text analytics to search a variety of ...

MIT working on ‘wordless transcription’ technology

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a computer interface able to transcribe words which the user verbalises internally, without the need for them to speak aloud.

The system consists of a wearable headset, which uses electrodes to pick up ...

Axis awarded 'cyber essentials' accreditation

Network video specialist Axis Communications has received the UK government's 'cyber essentials' accreditation.

The scheme, which was launched in 2014, encourages businesses to adhere to best-practices in IT security. It requires that a variety of security controls are put in place ...

Vodafone acquires 5G spectrum

Vodafone UK has acquired the largest amount of 3.4 GHz spectrum - 50 MHz - to be used for mobile data services, in Ofcom’s current auction. The total cost of the purchase is £378.2 million.

A spokesperson for the company said: “Vodafone UK will use the 3400 MHz spectrum to deploy 5G ...

Global membership of IoT organisation skyrockets

Internet of Things-focused consortium the Wi-SUN Alliance has seen its membership increase by more than 60 per cent in the last year.

According to the figures released by the organisation, 70 new members - including product vendors and utility companies – have joined, taking total ...

Airport FRS gateway solution tested

Sysoco has successfully tested a gateway radio solution ahead of a planned roll-out at Lyon-Bron and Lyon Saint-Exupery airports.

As part of the test, the company, which is a Sepura partner for France, took part in a rapid intervention exercise simulating an accident between an aircraft ...

Fire safety specialist improves cyber security

Protec Fire Detection has attempted to improve its business continuity and communications strategy through the deployment of technology developed by Opengear.

According to the latter company, its products deliver “secure, resilient access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, ...
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