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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.


Comms innovation power list published

Industry organisation the GSMA has published a list of the “world’s most promising growth-stage companies,” to identify the next generation of connectivity and digital services. It is called the ‘GSMA 100.’

According to the organisation, those on the list were chosen by mobile operators ...



Ericsson takes-over CENX

Ericsson is set to acquire CENX, a US-based service technology company specialising in cloud-native service assurance and automation. The industry giant believes that the move will strengthen its position as a leader in the operations support system (OSS) and managed services markets.


WBA: New WiFi iteration will be “revolutionary”

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has published a white paper highlighting the ways in which it believes the next generation of WiFi –802.11ax – will “revolutionise the industry.”

The paper, which is called ‘Enhanced Wi-Fi – 802.11ax decoded’ illustrates benefits in relation to WiFi ...

Huge uptake of mission critical LTE predicted

The mission critical broadband market is set to rapidly expand in the coming years, according to figures released by analysts IHS Markit.

Analysis from the organisation indicates that utilities will be the most fertile sector, with 120 per cent growth predicted by 2021. The public safety ...

Pennine's polyaryletherketone roll-out

Pennine Radio has provided a Motorola MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus system at polyaryletherketone products manufacturer Victrex’s main plant in Thornton Cleveleys, in Lancashire. The system is integrated with the vendor’s own IP-based control room solution, TRBOnet.

According to Pennine, the ...

Oxford United kits-out training facility

Oxfordshire technology company LAN3 has signed a multi-year deal with Oxford United Football Club to roll-out fixed and wireless broadband infrastructure to its new training facility. The company will also provide cybersecurity.

According to a statement, the Wi-Fi network – which has ...

Beta testers wanted for hybrid PoC/DMR handset

The Toughphone Ltd is seeking beta testers with experience of two-way radio and PTT over Cellular (PoC) communications to get hands-on with its new hybrid device, the Defender PTT Crossover, which supports PoC, DMR, dPMR, and analogue.

The handset is intended to allow a smooth transition ...

Scottish school rolls out light-based broadband solution

Kyle Academy in Ayr, Scotland has become the first school in the world to pilot LiFi technology in the classroom.

The project, which has been carried out to “enhance the learning environment,” is being conducted with the University of Edinburgh, and is being overseen by Scottish Futures ...

Sainsbury’s experiments with till-free shopping

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling wireless scanning technology in an effort to allow customers to “grab their groceries and skip the checkout completely.”

The trial, which according to the company, is the first of its kind in the UK, is taking place at its Clapham North Station ...


Visual impairment accessibility app launched in the US

US company RightHear has developed a smartphone solution to help make public buildings fully accessible to those with visual impairments and has launched it in the US.

The system uses Bluetooth beacons to provide users with real time voice cues via the use of an app. This includes ...

Company reaps benefits of going paperless

Duologi, a company specialising in consumer finance has cut its costs and increased the efficiency of its operations, after accepting a challenge to go paperless for the month of July.

The Paperless Challenge is part of a campaign launched by mobile data capture service, WorkMobile, to ...

Industry giant launches MNO-agnostic PTT over cellular

Motorola Solutions has announced the launch of its WAVE two-way radio TLK 100 push to talk-over-cellular system in the United States.

According to the company, the solution – which consists of the device itself, an embedded 4G SIM and software, alongside a subscription service – is ...


Ericsson to increase US investment ahead of 5G

Ericsson has stated that it is upping its investment in the United States digital communications market to support the “accelerated build out of 5G” in the country.

According to a statement, the investment will take the form of an increase in research and development work on the one ...

O2 partners with pureLiFi

Mobile network provider O2 is trialing the use of LiFi at its headquarters in Slough.

The trial, which is being carried out in collaboration with pureLiFi, involves the deployment of a number of LED lightbulbs in order to send broadband data. This will be carried out in the facility’s ...

RootMetrics: EE gets a clean-sweep on UK mobile performance for 1H2018

EE has secured top place in all mobile performance categories and its fifth straight annual win for overall performance, according to a survey of UK mobile network operator performance conducted by RootMetrics, an IHS Markit company.

In terms of overall performance, EE scored 96 out of ...


PMRExpo contract extended until 2022

PMeV – the body responsible for the PMRExpo concept –, and show organiser EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH, have signed an agreement to continue the event until 2022.

Speaking of the importance of the show, which this year takes place at the end of November in Cologne, a spokesperson said: ...

Canada: LoRa enabling smart bus shelter signs in Montreal

X-TELIA, an Montreal-based LoRaWAN network operator and a LoRa Alliance member has developed a smart city solution that uses Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology in digital schedules for bus shelters in the Montreal area.

X-TELIA implemented a LoRa-based display ...

Scotland: MLL Telecom to boost South Ayrshire council’s connectivity

MLL Telecom, a provider of secure managed network services for the UK public sector, has been appointed by South Ayrshire council, Scotland, to upgrade its network infrastructure to underpin the local authority’s wider digital transformation strategy.

The new Wide Area Network (WAN) ...

JVC Kenwood to invest in Tait Communications

Company to also launch a broadband solutions business as a top priority and will leverage Tait’s expertise as part of this initiative; Tait expands its UK operations with two new hires

JVC Kenwoood has entered into an agreement for a share acquisition and a capital and business alliance ...
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