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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.

Drone company recruits renowned management consultant

UAV specialist Drone Major Group has appointed Jonothan Davey as its director of strategy. It is a new position which, according to the company, reflects the "transformational impact that drone technology is beginning to have globally."

Davey has over 18 years of experience in the field ...

WBA award winners announced

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has revealed the winners of its seventh annual Industry Awards. The announcement was made at Wireless Global Congress, which took place this week in London.

Speaking of the awards, a spokesperson for the organisation said: "They honour the exceptional ...

Budget 2018: what does it mean for telecoms?

Land Mobile looks at the budget’s implications including the additional funding for fibre and R&D, along with the measures that could indirectly stimulate demand for two-way radio.

As part of the government’s strategy to ensure a nationwide full fibre network by 2033 (as set out in the ...

WNDUK’s Sigfox network now covers more than 75% of the UK by population

WNDUK, working in partnership with Sigfox, has today (1 November) announced that it has installed a total of 1,000 Sigfox base stations, which together provide more than 75 per cent population coverage for the low power wide area (LWPA) technology in the UK.

WNDUK (which has 86 channel ...


Vodafone goes live with 5G trial in Salford

Vodafone claims to have become the first company in the UK to carry full 5G over a commercial network.

The company announced today (25 October) that live mobile data traffic is now being streamed to and from the Internet exclusively over 5G from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester, ...

Industry giant’s innovation for hunters and hikers

Motorola Solutions has launched the TALKABOUT T800, a handset combining two-way radio functionality with a mobile app. The device is intended – according to the company – to enable “outdoor enthusiasts the ability to share and track their locations and send messages with fellow travelers while off ...

Tractor-car communication demonstrated at ETSI event

Wireless communications between a John Deere tractor and a car over a communications platform from Sensivov are being demonstrated at ETSI’s annual IoT event in Sophia this week.

The exhibit shows how the two vehicles can communicate, giving visual and sound signals to war of their ...

Facial recognition billboards' European roll-out

Digital billboard solution Bidooh has partnered with companies based in the Czech Republic and Romania, to roll-out 3,000 of its live advertising screens across eastern Europe.

The platform enables businesses to create an advert via the use of an app, which is then displayed on the ...

PMRExpo: more speaker details

The organisers of PMRExpo have stated that digital radio for the security sector will be a central topic at this year’s event.

Presenters will include the president of BDBOS, Andreas Gegenfurtner, who will discuss future-proofing and the potential opportunities presented by 5G.President ...

Panorama Antennas opens French subsidiary

Panorama Antennas yesterday (October 18) announced that it has opened a French subsidiary with the aim of expanding its business in the western continental European region.

Panorama’s new subsidiary, located at 16 Allée des Acacias, 33700 Mérignac, Bordeaux, has an office and logistics ...

Aggregate Industries’ two-way radio headset rollout

Aggregate Industries’ contracting division has introduced two-way radio headsets across all of its sites nationwide as part of the company’s drive to improve health and safety.

Viewed initially by some as too cumbersome or impractical, resistance to using one or two-way radio headsets ...

Finalists revealed for ageing innovations awards

The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) and Just Group have announced the shortlisted entrants of the Innovating for Ageing initiative, several of which include wireless communications solutions.

There were initially 77 entrants to the competition, which aims at identifying ...

Cornish restaurant benefits from discreet two-way radio solution

Premier Communication Electronics (PCE) has deployed a two-way radio solution to Paul Ainsworth at No.6, a boutique restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall.

The Michelin star chef, Paul Ainsworth, and his team needed a business radio solution to streamline staff communication allowing them to ...

Networking company’s financial help for clients

Ruckus Networks has announced the world-wide launch of a financial services programme designed to help customers invest in the latest hardware, software and professional services.

The financing options on offer as part of the scheme include leasing, zero percent interest, as well as ...

Industry giant’s new flagship phone

Huawei has launched its new headline smartphone series, the Mate 20.

The device is built on the Kirin 980, which, according to the company, is its “densest and highest performing” system-on-chip so far. The operating system is the EMUI-based Android Pie. Features include long battery ...

Home Office: final ESN product to be available in Autumn 2020

A letter from Sir Philip Rutnam, permanent secretary at the Home Office, together with oral testimony during a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on 10 October has provided some additional details on the status of the project to roll out the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

In the ...

EE’s first live 5G trial kicks off in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf and EE, part of the BT Group, announced on 5 October that EE has switched on its first live 5G trial site in the busy business district’s Montgomery Square.

Around 150,000 people come to the Canary Wharf estate every day, making it ideal for high capacity zone testing, a ...


Dublin to receive bandwidth boost

Colt Technology Services is expanding its Colt IQ Network in Dublin.

The project will see an additional 150 kilometers of fibre laid across the city, with the intention of providing increased bandwidth optimised to 100 Gbps. Speaking of the rationale behind the move, a spokesperson for ...

Wi-Fi generations get a simpler naming scheme

The Wi-Fi Alliance has made it easier for people to quickly understand where each generation of Wi-Fi sits in relation to each other, through adopting a numerical and sequential naming scheme.

The sequence includes: Wi-Fi 6 to identify devices that support 802.11ax technology Wi-Fi 5 to ...

Mayor: London to become “global test-bed”

Eight London-based tech firms have received financial backing from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in relation to their work around social and environmental issues

The money - £15,000 to each company – was awarded as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. It will be used to help ...

Cloud-based control room specialist collaborates with CAD provider

APD Communications has partnered with RapidDeploy to provide what it describes as “a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally.”

The collaboration will combine APD’s software-only integrated communication control system Cortex, and RapidDeploy’s mission-critical ...

Luxury driving performance monitored

Transport company Flightlink Chauffeurs has deployed Kinesis telematics, in order to keep tabs on the performance of its fleet of luxury vehicles.

Speaking of the move, Flightlink MD Cecilia van Zyl said: “Unlike most operators in our sector we fully own our fleet and employ our drivers. ...

Large scale IoT certification initiative launched

The Wi-SUN Alliance has got underway with its FAN (field area network) certification programme

According to the organisation, the programme will certify devices for use by utilities, city developers, as well as service providers, in order to “simplify and support large-scale, outdoor ...
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