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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.

London: Mayor launches tech initiatives to boost innovation

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today (2 November) launched two new tech initiatives to boost the sector and help harness the capital’s tech talent to make life better for Londoners.

Speaking at WIRED Live at Tobacco Dock in east London, the Mayor announced that City Hall will fund 20 ...

Orange Business Services and BlueTide partner on maritime comms

Orange Business Services is providing BlueTide Communications with BlueTide with managed global Ku band VSAT capacity, with the ability to switch to alternative satellite beams, providing seamless global coverage. BlueTide can provide vessels with live video surveillance, cybersecurity and systems ...

Anglian Water awards sewage spill monitoring contact to Radio Data Network

Radio Data Network’s FDT (Flow Detection Transducer), which has already played a key role in Anglian Water’s Event Duration Monitoring (EDM) 1 programme for combined sewer overflows (CSOs) since 2012, has been selected to play a key part in the water utility’s EDM2 programme to monitor the duration ...

Demand for IT staff with mobile skills up by 39%, but salaries hold firm

Demand for permanent IT staff with mobile skills has increased by 39 per cent in the past year (from Q3 2016 to Q3 2017), according to the latest Tech Cities Job Watch report from Experis.

Combined with a 26 per cent rise in the number of contractor roles in the same discipline, Experis ...

Core Network Dynamics joins the MulteFire Alliance

Mobile core network start-up Core Network Dynamics (CND) today (1 November) announced it has joined the MulteFire Alliance, which aims to broaden the LTE ecosystem by enabling complete mobile networks to be deployed in the unlicensed spectrum.

Mobile core network start-up Core Network ...

City police roll out rugged tech

The City of London Police has deployed a number of ruggedised tablets as part of its ongoing mobile working project. The devices - which have gone to 318 uniformed officers - have been supplied by Panasonic.

According to the company, the Toughpad FZ-M1s were chosen following a series of ...

Body worn video to be used during police interviews with suspects

The Home Office is planning to allow the use of body worn video to record interviews with suspects carried out by police officers and has begun a consultation on the new regulations that will allow this change in procedure

The move follows a number of successful roll-outs of body worn ...

Abbey Logistics Group opts for Microlise’s telematics solution

Abbey Logistics Group, one of the UK’s largest bulk liquid and powder transport providers, is deploying a Microlise fleet management telematics solution to 350 tractors and 300 trailers in its fleet

Microlise Fleet Performance will provide Abbey Logistics with real-time visibility of its ...


Company outlines plans for ‘gigabit society’

Systems company ZTE has outlined its future European business strategy, including ideas on how to implement what it refers to as the ‘gigabit society’ through the deployment of fibre.

The strategy was relayed via the company’s senior vice president Xiao Ming, speaking at the World ...

Huawei: Bristol overtakes London as UK’s smartest city

Bristol has overtaken London to become the UK’s leading smart city, according to the second UK Smart Cities Index, commissioned by Huawei UK and conducted by Navigant Consulting. The Index is based on evaluations of 20 cities and their strategies, projects and overall readiness in using digital ...

Major player ‘miniaturises’ LiFi solution

PureLiFi has launched what the company claims to be the world’s first complete, commercially-available LiFi system.

LiFi-XC consists of an access point alongside a dongle, allowing it to be used via laptops, tablets and smart appliances. Three times smaller than its previous iteration, ...

City of London rolls out ‘fastest free UK Wi-Fi’

The City of London Corporation has launched its new gigabit Wi-Fi network, serving residents, workers and visitors to the Square Mile.

According to the corporation, the system will provide the fastest free Wi-Fi in the UK, with user speeds ranging from 50 to 180 megabits per second. This ...

Swiss telecoms giant partners with Broadsoft

Cloud software specialist BroadSoft is working with Swisscom to enhance the latter’s cloud-based IP telephony solution Smart Business Connect. Swisscom is Switzerland’s largest mobile network operator by subscriber volume.

According to BroadSoft, it’s Business UC-One application will ...

Nokia and Amazon Web Services team up on 5G and cloud

Nokia has today (19 October) announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Nokia and AWS will collaborate on 5G use cases for service providers and Nokia will support service providers in their migration to AWS with a complete suite of services.

One aim of the ...


CCS Insight: 5G to take off faster than any previous mobile technology

According to CCS Insight’s 5G forecast published today (18 October), 5G connections will reach 1 billion worldwide in mid-2023, taking less time than 4G to reach this milestone.

The company expects that much of this impetus will come from China, predicting that as early as 2022 the ...


Change at the top for Transwide and Teleroute

Transport management specialists Transwide and Teleroute have appointed Alexander Sollmann as new director of product management.

He will take responsibility for the companies’ portfolio of transport management software and freight exchanges. According to a statement this will involve ...

Netscout updates Wi-Fi testing tool

Netscout Systems has updated its AirCheck G2, a solution designed to help Wi-Fi professionals to address performance problems on wireless networks.

According to Netscout, the latest iteration of the technology addresses a “major challenge” in Wi-Fi testing, in the shape of how to ...

Boundless teams with Mimosa to build network for ‘unreachables’

Wireless company Boundless Networks has partnered with Mimosa solutions to help construct its broadband network for ‘under-served’ areas of northern England.

The Boundless network covers 5,000 square miles, and according to the company, is the first to bring ultra-broadband speeds to ...


DeVere group launches investment app

DeVere Group has launched an investment app to help broaden what it calls its “growing fintech proposition.”

The app – known as deVere Investment – allows clients to purchase a range of financial products including structured notes, ETFs and mutual funds. The organisation launched its ...

Wales: New government plan to improve mobile connectivity

The Welsh Government has set out a plan to improve mobile connectivity in Wales through working with the mobile phone industry and Ofcom.

While mobile connectivity is the responsibility of the UK Government, the Welsh Government is looking at the powers it has to improve the service ...

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