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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.

Gatwick Airport to roll out MOTOTRBO Capacity Max digital radio system

Motorola Solutions and its channel partner Servicom are launching a MOTOTRBO Capacity Max system at London Gatwick Airport, which saw 4.6 million passengers travel through it in July.

The Capacity Max system will bring will bring enhanced, resilient and secure voice and data ...

ESN update: core specifications now with device vendors

Jeremy Kemp, technical lead – related projects at the Home Office, said that last week the suite of core specifications from EE and Motorola Solutions were made available for the first time, “which will allow device vendors to start looking very seriously at their development and getting devices ...

National Audit Office: ESN roll-out “remains inherently high risk”

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released a report “Upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network”, which assesses the risks associated with the delivery of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) by the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) and its ...

Nokia and Ericsson push 5G ahead of standards agreement

?Ericsson and Nokia are forging ahead with 5G and 5G ready products despite 3GPP Release-15, which will include the first set of 5G specifications, being scheduled to be frozen in September 2018. However, a 3GPP spokesperson told Land Mobile that it is not unusual for the vendors that are heavily ...

MIT system aims to solve network congestion

A MegaMIMO system developed by the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT could speed data transfer by coordinating multiple routers at the same time. With phone usage growing faster than wireless spectrum, the fight is on for use of smaller and smaller bits of bandwidth. ...

Security concerns should not hold back investment in the IoT

Despite ongoing security concerns, a new report from Machina Research concludes that for most enterprises planning to invest in the IoT, the best course of action is to get started and not wait for a security panacea.

The conventional wisdom has it that IoT security, or the lack thereof, ...

Home Office revisits purchase of ESN devices

Following market consultation, the Home Office has revisited its tender process for the supply of devices, accessories and services for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) worth up to £150m. ESN is being introduced to provide integrated critical voice and broadband data services for the three ...


Ports of Jersey’s new vessel traffic service (VTS) is in operation

After a rapid implementation programme Ports of Jersey’s modernised control centre system is up and running. Frequentis was selected to modernise the systems through a fully integrated solution and supported by a ten-year maintenance contract. After the factory acceptance test in February, Ports of ...

Glasgow leads Internet of Things connectivity with new LoRa network

Glasgow is paving the way for the next wave of internet technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), thanks to a collaborative project involving Stream Technologies, Semtech, Boston Networks and CENSIS.

Working with Glasgow University, Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian ...

Norwich crime fighting receives boost from city-wide radio link

A major initiative to fight crime and anti-social behaviour in Norwich city centre has been re-launched thanks to a helping hand from Brentwood Communications. The ALERT business crime reduction scheme aims to help business owners reduce theft and disorder by sharing information via a city-wide ...

Next generation of AirCheck handheld wireless tester hits the market

NetScout has launched the next generation of the AirCheck handheld wireless tester, the Aircheck G2. This tool includes important new enhancements, such as troubleshooting and diagnosing Wi-Fi networks built using the increasingly adopted 802.11ac standard, access point backhaul testing, and free ...

Hytera launches the PD98X DMR handheld radio

Hytera has launched its latest DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) handheld radio, the PD98X. It has been designed to offer a “an exceptional audio experience through noise cancellation technology” and includes new features such as full duplex calls, recording capability via Micro SD, Bluetooth 4.0 for ...


Riedel uses Hytera radios to support Rio 2016 Olympics

Riedel Communications is supplying two-way radio communications services, using radio equipment from Hytera, to one of the Rio 2016 Olympics' major suppliers. The scale of the operation huge, with more than 10,000 athletes from 205 different countries competing in 42 different sports and roughly ...

Machina Research: open systems best for smart city development

Machina Research has released a white paper, The Smart City is Open, which has outlined the role of open systems as a key enabler in smart cities.

The paper advocates an open systems approach to the development of smart cities to ensure the maximum degree of interoperability between ...

Vertex Standard prepares for portfolio expansion with new appointments

Vertex Standard, the two-way radio company owned by Motorola Solutions, has made three new UK appointments and is seeking to make another three in preparation for an expansion in its digital and analogue portfolio.

The company recently revealed that it has hired Bill Drummond (pictured ...



Huawei and Vodafone UK trial 4.5G technology

Vodafone UK and Huawei are conducting technical trials of a new mobile technology – 4.5G time-division duplex (TDD+) with LTE TDD – to significantly increase the capacity and efficiency of Vodafone's 4G network in urban areas and progress towards the introduction of 5G by 2020.

New 4*4 ...





Keysight Technologies joins Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance

Keysight Technologies has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance, which has a focus on 5G and aims to accelerate the development of LTE-Advanced.

As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of global mobile network operators, ...
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