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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.

Huawei pledges to address national security concerns

Huawei Technologies has informed the House of Commons that it will invest $2 billion over the next five years to improve its software engineering capabilities to address issues highlighted in an oversight report and that it could take "at least three to five years to see tangible results".



Ericsson launches its critical communications broadband portfolio

Ericsson has launched its critical communications broadband portfolio for mobile operators, to help them meet the business- and mission-critical needs of industrial and public safety customers.

The portfolio, which Ericsson states is 3GPP Release 13 compliant (and meets 3GPP Release 14 ...

Cambridge smart city roll-out

Smart street lighting specialist Telensa has announced the launch of the Urban Data Project, facilitated by a new Azure cloud platform developed by the company.

The solution – according to Telnsa – creates a “trust infrastructure for urban data, enabling cities to collect, protect and ...

Groupe PSA, IBM and Sigfox team up on container tracking

Groupe PSA, a French car manufacturer, has opted for a “Track&Trace” solution based on IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and Sigfox’s international low-power wide area network, to track the movement of sensor-equipped containers between its factories and its suppliers in ...


Airbus supplies LTE coverage to major French motocross event

Airbus has provided 4G coverage to the 44th Enduropale du Touquet Pas-de-Calais motorbike race, taking place at the beginning of February in France.

According to the company, it has supplied its smart device 'collaboration' Tactilon Agnet 900 technology, alongside a LTE tactical cell. ...

SFL supplies two-way radios to L’Occitane

SFL Mobile Radio has provided international retailer L’Occitane with two-way radios for its London-based distribution centre.

The company, which offers natural skin care and beauty products, bought nine MOTOTRBO DP1400 radios to use at its distribution centre which supplies 86 of its UK ...

Major industry body publishes new Wi-Fi guidelines

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has published a new white paper, identifying the gaps in current in-home Wi-Fi standards, and highlighting the need – according to the organisation – for “intelligent network optimisation.” The document is called the In-Home Wi-Fi Industry Guidelines 2019.

New executive vice president on board at BigChange

Leeds-based mobile workforce technology company BigChange has appointed French transportation and technology industry figure Frederic Dupeyron to spearhead the company’s expansion in mainland Europe.

Dupeyron – who has served as a non-executive director at BigChange since it was founded ...

Vodafone and O2 to team up on 5G rollout

Vodafone and Telefónica UK (O2) have entered into non-binding heads of terms under which they plan to extend their network sharing partnership term and include 5G at joint radio sites.

This will enable them to deploy 5G faster, offer 5G services to more customers over a wider geographic ...

Big change at BigChange

Mobile workforce technology company BigChange has acquired Labyrinth Logistics Consulting and Trace Systems. The latter provides fleet, garage and workshop solutions, while the former is a supply chain and logistics consultancy.

Speaking of the deals, Martin Port, founder and CEO of ...

Tyre company buys telematics powerhouse

Tyre and rubber company Bridgestone has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire the latter’s telematics business. The deal will be worth 910 million euros.

The intention on the part of Bridgestone – according to a statement – is to create a data platform for connected vehicles. ...

EE and Motorola tie-up major Police Scotland contract

Mobile operator EE has won a £21 million contract to supply coverage to Police Scotland over a three-year period. The company will be joined by Motorola Solutions, which will supply its Pronto mobile working solution to the force for the same period of time.

According to a statement, ...

Survey: MNOs expect 5G to create enterprise opportunities

A survey commissioned by Amdocs reports that nearly 80 per cent of European mobile network operators (MNOs) expect the introduction of 5G to create new revenue opportunities with enterprise customers.

It also finds that 34 per cent of MNOs are planning to offer commercial 5G services to ...

Comms distributor teams-up with Red Box

Communications equipment distributor Nimans has formed a partnership with Red Box, adding the latter’s voice capture platform to its offering. Nimans will also offer “value added applications and services,” including speech-to-text transcription, which it claims will “help to maximise the value of ...


New account director gets onboard at Coeus

Mobile workforce solutions specialist Coeus Software has appointed Eshan Owarish as its account director, in a move which, according to the company, “reflects its accelerated growth” going into 2019.

Owarish’s previous position was senior business development manager at Trustmarque, ...

LANCOM Systems appoints new vice president of Wi-Fi and switches

LANCOM Systems, a Germany-based network infrastructure supplier, has appointed Michael Müller as vice president, Wi-Fi and switches.

He is responsible for the product lines in the area of wireless and wired networks: Wi-Fi access points, WLAN controllers, hotspot solutions, and LAN ...


Wi-Fi 6/802.11ax certification programme to start in 3Q19

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that its certification programme for Wi-Fi 6 (its term for devices that are based on 802.11ax technology – Wi-Fi Certified 6 – will kick off in the third quarter of 2019.

The Alliance states that Wi-Fi 6’s key benefits include higher data rates, increased ...

Motorola Solutions buys another video analytics firm

Motorola Solutions has acquired VaaS International Holdings (Vaas), a data and image analytics company, which had an initial focus on automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), based in Livermore, California and Fort Worth, for $445 million in a combination of cash and equity.

VaaS’ ...

Northgate Public Services acquires APD Communications

Northgate Public Services (NPS), a supplier of IT solutions for police forces and a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has acquired APD Communications – a software supplier to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets – for an undisclosed sum.

APD will ...

ENENSYS acquires Expway, looks forward to 5G broadcast future

ENENSYS – which designs and manufactures digital TV transmission technologies over mobile, terrestrial and satellite networks – has acquired Expway. In a statement, the latter is described as “the world’s leading provider of LTE broadcast infrastructure software and solutions.”

According ...

Ordnance Survey digital information partnership

Technology provider Mobileye has signed a deal with Ordnance Survey to provide the latter with “high precision road network location data.”

Integral to this will be the company’s “automotive camera-based mapping capabilities,” with the roll-out anticipated to support in particular the ...
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