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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.

Report identifies rail passenger connectivity options

LS telcom UK has published a report exploring possibilities for improving digital connectivity for rail customers.

The research document - which was commissioned by the Rail Safety and Standards Board on behalf of the Future Communications and Positioning Systems Advisory Group - ...

Sepura's journey to the East

The first TETRA terminals bearing the Sepura brand have been manufactured at Hytera’s Longgang factory in Shenzhen, China.

The radios - which include the company’s STP9000 series hand-portables and SRG3900 mobile terminals - were manufactured in December of last year. This followed the ...

DCRS provides MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus solution to Resorts World Birmingham

DCRS, a two-way radio dealership based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire; has supplied a MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus solution to Resorts World Birmingham?, a cruise ship shaped development that encompasses a shopping outlet and leisure & entertainment complex comprising of 50 retail units, a 178-bedroom ...

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance updates model rules for TV White Space technology

?The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has today (9 January) published new model rules for TV White Space (TVWS) technology, to provide governments, policy makers and regulators with tools to enable the quick and efficient deployment of TVWS networks to help bridge the digital divide and support the ...

Government promises improved broadband connectivity on trains

The UK government has announced its intention to “dramatically improve” broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to mainline rail passengers by 2025.

Proposals laid out by the Department for Transport include the potential roll-out of masts, as well as fibre optic cables adjacent to tracks. ...

Mining companies look to IoT to boost competitive advantage

According to research performed by Vanson Bourne, a market research company, for Inmarsat’s 'The Future of IoT in Enterprise’ report, 70 per cent of mining businesses agreed that the Internet of Things (IoT) would give them a significant edge against their competitors.

41 per cent of ...

3i Infrastructure's major WIG investment

3i Infrastructure plc has announced plans to increase its investment in the Wireless Infrastructure Group to the tune of £186 million. The transaction will see 3i become WIG’s sole institutional shareholder, having acquired the entire stake of current investor Barings.

According to the ...

Ultrafast broadband pilot arrives in Bath

Openreach has completed the latest roll-out of its Gfast broadband technology, in Bath. The company claims that the solution is capable of providing download speeds of up to 330Mbps, which is seven times the national average.

According to Openreach, Gfast is now available to more than ...

Government opts to regulate minimum broadband speed

In December, the UK government confirmed that universal high speed broadband – defined by Ofcom as at least 10 Mbps – will become a legal right by the year 2020. This will be delivered via a regulatory Universal Service Obligation.

Speaking on the government's belief in the need for ...

JVCKENWOOD to acquire Radio Activity in 2018

JVCKENWOOD Corporation is planning to acquire all the shares issued by Italy-based Radio Activity S.r.l, a developer and seller of digital radio relay systems (that are compliant with DMR standards), in January 2018.

Once all the shares have been acquired by JVCKENWOOD, Radio Activity ...

Finnish authorities prepare for emergency services LTE

Finnish public safety communications prioritisation has been tested on a commercial 4G network in anticipation of the eventual incorporation of broadband technology into the country’s emergency services operations.

According to a statement released by Finnish authorities, the test took ...

Airbus rolls-out LTE/TETRA app

Airbus has deployed smartphones equipped with its Tactilon Agnet app to organisers and staff at December’s Fortune Global Forum, which took place in Guangzhou, China.

According to the company, the roll-out was the first time that the solution - which allows LTE users to talk securely ...

BAPCO event celebrates 25th year

Registration has opened for the annual BAPCO Conference and Exhibition 2018, which will take place on 20th and 21st March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The event - which organisers describe as the centrepiece of the UK public safety communications sector - is now in its 25th year.

As ...

RugGear creates new upper management position

Rugged mobile device manufacturer RugGear has recruited Oliver Schulte as its new CEO. According to the company, the creation of the new position marks its ambition to operate in the global market.

Schulte will lead expansion of the brand in “key regions,” as well as in “the acquisition ...

Transatel partners with Airbus on Skywise

IoT connectivity solutions specialist Transatel is providing secure global cellular connectivity for Airbus’ open data platform Skywise.

According to the company, Transatel's role will be to “enable seamless, secure, and speedy transmission,” of data from the aircraft to Airbus ...

BT’s InLinkUK public Wi-Fi access points are coming to Leeds

Christmas shoppers in Leeds are the first people outside of London to benefit from free ultrafast Wi-Fi and calls via new street units called InLinkUK from BT

The units offer Wi-Fi speeds of up to one gigabit per second (1Gbps), as well as free phone calls to UK landlines and ...

Airshow partnership continues for radio supplier

Simoco Wireless Solutions has had its contract extended to provide the DMR communications infrastructure to the Avalon Airshow, which is the largest of its kind in Australia.

During the show, Simoco deploys its DMR Tier III Xd solution across the site, with the resultant network running ...

British APCO supports control room awards

British APCO has registered its backing for APD’s Control Room Awards, which were launched earlier this year.

The awards are intended to recognise the work carried out by control room staff across the emergency services in their day-to-day duties. It is the first event of its kind in the ...

Cargo handling giant signs Orange agreement

Orange Business Services has agreed to provide cargo handling solution specialists Cargotec with IoT connectivity across its worldwide business for the next three years.

According to Orange, Cargotec - which has its headquarters in Finland - aims to become the global leader in ...

Airbus praises app developers

Airbus has recognised what it calls “trailblazing” developers of public safety applications, designed for use with its LTE/TETRA hybrid handheld device, the Tactilon Dabat.

Developers singled out include German IT companies ESG, secunet and Stashcat, who received recognition for their ...

Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 come into force on Boxing Day

The Radio Equipment Regulations 2017, which implements the EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED) into UK law, will go into effect on 26 December 2017, having been laid before Parliament on 5 December.

As a consequence, products that are compliant with the Radio Equipment and ...

Ruckus’s Channel Partner Programs now available to partners in EMEA

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced its Channel Partner Programs are now available to partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have been simplified to two tiers to better recognise and incentivise top performing partners.

Ruckus Networks was formed earlier this ...

Capita expands critical response telephony portfolio

Capita has acquired Call Vision Technologies Ltd, a voice and data solutions specialist working in the critical response market.

According to Capita, the move is intended to increase the company’s telephony portfolio in the realm of emergency services contact management.Speaking of the ...

Eemits supplies Icom two-way radios radios to Sunderland RAF Air Cadets

Eemits Communications recently delivered six Icom IC-F4002 two-way radios to Sunderland Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Cadets

The purchased radios, which are IP54 rated and comply to the MIL-STD-810 military standard for robustness, will be used to improve communications and increase safety ...

ETSI establishes Augmented Reality Framework group

Communications standards organisation ETSI has launched a new industry specification initiative focussing on augmented reality.

The group is intended to “synchronise efforts and identify key use cases and scenarios for developing an AR framework with relevant components and interfaces.” ...
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