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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.

Windsor and Maidenhead town centres to get free Wi-Fi

IntechnologyWiFi, A free public Wi-Fi provider, will launch a wireless network in both Windsor and Maidenhead town centres on 17 June

The company is also providing Citi-Wise, a new mobile application, that will allow residents and visitors to quickly find restaurants, attractions and ...

Ericsson innovators announced

SNAP, a team from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, has won Ericsson’s 2017 Innovation Awards

As part of this year’s theme of ‘the future of food’, SNAP developed a solution to reduce the cost and inefficiency of soil sample analytics.Runners-up included Enigma, also from ...

First European mission critical LTE test set for June

The first interoperability test sessions for mission-critical LTE equipment will take place later this month at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

The tests are being carried out in partnership with the TCCA, and are supported by the European Commission. It will be the ...

Cisco: global IoT use to increase massively

Technology giant Cisco has predicted that by 2021 IoT applications will represent over 50 per cent of devices being used across the globe, with connections rising from the current level of 5.6 billion to around 13.7 billion

The statistic is part of the company’s Visual Networking Index ...

Hytera recognises Syndico for diamond performance

Syndico, a UK-based two-way-radio distributor, was presented with the Hytera Diamond Award at Hytera' Global Distributor Event in Phuket, Thailand. As part of the award, Syndico, now in only its third year of trading, has been recognised as Distributor of the Year 2016 by Hytera, the world's ...

New company created from affini and Simoco merger

Simoco Group and affini have merged to create a single company - Simoco Wireless Solutions.

According to a statement, the two companies, which are already part of the Team Telecom Group (TTG), will offer ‘complete wireless communications services, ranging from initial consultancy and ...

Castle Mall shopping centre goes digital with Radio Links

The Norwich-based Castle Mall shopping centre has transitioned to a Hytera digital radio communications system with help from Radio Links, an authorised Hytera dealer.

Located near to Norwich Castle in the heart of the city centre, Castle Mall features 80 shops, a sprawling food hall, an ...

Hinkley Point C opts for DMR Tier III radio with Pennine

Pennine has completed the first phase of a major two-way radio project at EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C nuclear site in Somerset.

This includes the installation of a multi-channel DMR Tier III trunked radio network, alongside the supply of around 800 PD 785G digital mobile radios, all of ...

Digital first for London airport

London City Airport has approved the development of a new digital air traffic control tower, which will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Plans for the tower include the deployment of 14 high-definition cameras - alongside two pan-tilt-zoom cameras -, intended to provide 360-degree, ...

Survey: poor mobile coverage threatening businesses

New research carried out by Arqiva suggests that 25 per cent of British office workers would consider moving jobs due to a lack of mobile coverage in their building.

Other results included, of the 1,000 workers surveyed roughly half had experienced dropped calls or lack of signal within ...

Testime Technology Ltd becomes a UK distributor for Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of test and measurement solutions for advanced and converged networks has signed a distribution agreement with Testime Technology Ltd, a provider of test equipment and electronic components. Under the terms of the new agreement, Anritsu’s test equipment will ...

Accreditation success for Pennine

Pennine has been named both an ‘elite specialist’ and ‘platinum partner’ under Motorola Solution’s new PartnerEmpower programme.

According to Pennine, the elite specialist award recognises the ‘depth and breadth of expertise’ within the company’s two-way radio division. Platinum partner ...

Cobham delivers “industry-first 5G network test solution”

Cobham Wireless today (11 May) announced the availability of its new network test solution which can validate 5G network performance.

In what the company claims is an industry first, the TM500 5G test solution provides operators and network equipment manufacturers with a scalable system ...


Getac launches its ZX70 fully rugged tablet for mobile field use

Getac has unveiled the ZX70, a 7” fully rugged Android tablet engineered to meet the growing needs of mobile transportation and field service professionals. The ZX70 is IP67 and MIL-STD 810G-certified and features “best in class battery life” and is designed for comfortable one-handed use in remote ...


TfL launches massive radio system tender

Transport for London (TfL) launched a tender on 19 April worth an estimated £25-35 million for a robust digital voice radio system with resilient emergency communications that will be DMR Tier III compliant and 9,500 bus radios. It will replace the current analogue MPT1327 system used by London ...

Lone worker solution rolled out in Nottingham

ANT Telecom is working with housing organisation Nottingham City Homes to roll-out its lone worker solution UrSOSButton to the latter company’s employees.

Using UrSOSButton activates an app on a connected smartphone, which in turn sends an alarm message back to a central control point – ...

Motorola Solutions to acquire Kodiak Networks

Motorola Solutions has entered an agreement to acquire Kodiak Networks, a company providing broadband push-to-talk for commercial customers.

The acquisition adds a carrier-integrated PTT-over-cellular solution to Motorola Solutions’ existing WAVE PTT portfolio. Kodiak also offers a ...


Sepura supplies TETRA system to second RHS site

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has chosen Sepura for a second time to supply a complete digital communications solution for one of its key visitor sites.

Supplied in conjunction with sales partner Chatterbox Ltd, the solution – comprising an MBS Lite single-carrier TETRA base ...

Motorola pursues IP feud with Hytera in Europe

Motorola Solutions has filed more patent infringement complaints against Hytera, this time with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany.

According to a statement released by Motorola Solutions, the new complaints relate in particular to Hytera’s use of “pseudo-trunking” functionality ...

Getac partners with Trivalent

Ruggedised device manufacturer Getac has formed a partnership with data protection services provider Trivalent. The aim of the collaboration, according to Getac, is to “deliver seamless and robust next-generation data protection for the first time on rugged computing devices.”

Speaking ...

Pronto rolled-out to Sussex and Surrey officers

Surrey and Sussex police forces have kitted-out 3,000 of their frontline officers with Airwave’s Pronto application as part of a joint mobile working project.

Pronto is described by Airwave as: ‘a complete digital replacement for an officer's paper notebook, operational processes and ...

Hytera to acquire Norsat

Norsat International Inc, a provider of communications solutions for remote applications has announced today (27 March) that it has entered into an arrangement agreement with a subsidiary of Hytera, under which Hytera will acquire all of Norsat’s shares for US$10.25 in cash per share, valuing the ...
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