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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.

ChannelPorts opts for Icom’s PoC system

ChannelPorts, a private customs clearance company that processes more than 3,000 vehicles and consignments a month, is using an Icom LTE/PTT over Cellular (PoC) system supplied by Chatterbox Ltd to coordinate parking and customs clearance.

ChannelPorts based in Folkestone Services, Hythe ...

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance appoints its new president

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has appointed Dr Martha Suárez as its new president. In her previous role, Suárez was the general director of The National Spectrum Agency (ANE) in Colombia.

After receiving a degree as Electronics Engineer from the Universidad Industrial de Santander ...

Ambulance service rolls out new volunteer alert system

North West Ambulance Service has chosen Thorcom Systems to equip 270 community first responders with the company's Mobilize CFR alerting solution.

As described by the company, "Mobilize allows ambulance trusts to leverage the low cost and wide availability of modern smartphones with an ...


New executive appointment at Colt

Colt Technology Services has appointed Melanie Halsey as its new executive vice president – human resources. Halsey previously worked as head of HR at Eight Roads, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited.

Speaking of the appointment, Colt CEO Carl Grivner said: ...

ANT Telecom joins Motorola Solutions’ PartnerEmpower Programme

ANT Telecom, an automated communications specialist, has joined Motorola Solutions’ PartnerEmpower Programme and extended its product portfolio to include Motorola Solutions’ Wave (a radio to smartphone integration solution), as well as its DMR radios, including trunked systems and applications.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium's "world class" connectivity

Tottenham Hotspur’s recently opened new stadium has been designed to be the best connected in the UK, with “world class” mobile voice and data services for customers of every UK operator – Vodafone, O2, EE and Three – as well as wireless emergency and support services, Wi-Fi and technologies for ...

EE to trial 5G at Glastonbury Festival

EE, Glastonbury Festival’s technology partner for the sixth year, will trial 5G at the event, installing five temporary masts across the Worthy Farm site and these will broadcast 2G, 3G, 4G, along with 5G for the first time.

While 5G-capable devices will be able to connect to EE’s ...

City of Harrisburg and Telensa trial smart city technologies

Telensa, a supplier of smart street lighting and smart city data applications, is working with the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, to trial smart city technologies featuring smart sensors for traffic, air quality and waste monitoring.

The city deployed a Telensa smart street ...


Report: Huawei uncertainty will delay global 5G roll-out

A new report has suggested that global adoption of 5G, once the technology is available, will likely happen up to a year faster than the recent roll-out of 4G, anticipating more than a billion connections by 2022. At the same time, the forecast - published this week by technology firm CCS Insight - ...

WBA and Mettis Aerospace to trial Wi-Fi 6 for industrial use

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Mettis Aerospace have announced that they will perform what they describe as the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise and IoT trial. It is the first of a series of trials that will take place around the world.

Mettis is a designer and ...


Commercial 5G goes live in Switzerland

Ericsson and Swisscom claim to have switched on the first large-scale commercial 5G network in Europe that supports commercially available smartphones.

The network went live on 17 April, after Swisscom’s secured a commercial 5G licence. As all the component parts were already in place, ...

O2 to offer NHS voice and data deal

Mobile network operator O2 has launched its ‘health tariff,’ which it describes as a “unique connectivity package” exclusively for health organisations.

According to the company, the offer is aimed at helping NHS stakeholders meet the organisation’s goal of being paper free by 2020. The ...

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 ...
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