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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.


Nokia announces 5G portfolio

Nokia has described the constituent parts of its new Future X architecture for 5G, while simultaneously launching its new ReefShark chipsets on the same day.

According to the company, the Future X portfolio comprises "an end-to-end network delivering up to three times more data capacity ...

London Mayor’s digital comms plan

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has asked those living in the capital to share their ideas on the potential future use of digital communications technology and data.

The request follows on from last year’s announcement by Khan that he wants to transform London into “the world’s leading ...

iOS 11.3 to add support for Advanced Mobile Location

Apple has announced that iOS 11.3 which will go live this spring, will include support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML), which automatically send a user's current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML is supported.

According to EENA (the European ...

Ordnance Survey to play core CAV role

Ordnance Survey has been appointed to consult on national infrastructure ahead of the anticipated development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV).

The E-CAVE project will focus on creating “effective connected environments”, using the organisation’s digital data expertise. It will ...

Industry giants’ network slicing success

Vodafone and Huawei have conducted a field trial of fixed access network slicing.

The successful test, which was carried out at Vodafone Ireland, saw separate consumer and enterprise virtual network ‘slices’ being created on a live fibre to the home (FTTH) network.The consumer slice ...

Drones in space

Interplanetary logistics specialists Effective Space Solutions has signed a multi-year contract to provide two ‘space drones’ to an unnamed regional satellite operator. According to the company, the deal is worth upwards of $100 million over the course of its life.

The craft – each of ...

Milton Keynes receives £40 million broadband investment

Vodaphone and CityFibre are rolling out full fibre broadband infrastructure across Milton Keynes. The work is taking place as part of the latter company’s FTTP (fibre to the premises) programme, and will involve an investment of around £40 million.

Milton Keynes is the first location to ...

Frequentis UK appoints Andy Madge as managing director

Andy Madge, former managing director (MD) of defence and intelligence for Lockheed Martin, joined Frequentis UK’s Managing Board on 1 January 2018, taking responsibility for Frequentis AG’s UK and Ireland subsidiary.

The phased handover from existing MD John Gurney, which will be ...

Study suggests contrasting global attitudes to cloud safety

Figures released by digital security company Gemalto have revealed a marked difference in attitude across countries when it comes to storing information in the cloud.

Findings suggest that on average only around 40 per cent of the data stored in the cloud across the world is secured with ...

Benchmarking collaboration announced

InfoVista and P3 have announced joint plans to provide global mobile network benchmarking.

The partnership involves InfoVista providing P3 with testing and benchmarking solutions, alongside its TEMS solution for use as the company's sole source of data collection. According to a ...



New social care app saves time and paper

KareInn, a social care app, is allowing carers to digitally view a patient’s medical records in real time.

According to the company, records are provided by care homes themselves. The solution uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology with client data “securely segregated.”Speaking of what ...

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 ...
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