Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news, as well as developments within radio technology and wireless communications. Our news section covers policy and regulation, product developments, contract awards, project deployments, research, appointments and more. It is catered towards those with an interest in the use of wireless communications in a mission/business critical environment.

ContinuumBridge to launch Spur device for IoT customer service

ContinuumBridge, a provider of enterprise IoT solutions, will launch a intelligent call-to-action device and service called Spur that could soon be changing the way businesses deliver services to UK customers.

Spur can initiate a request or report an issue and provides the user with an ...

CMA calls for EC to block O2/Three merger or force mobile network sell-off

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called on the European Commission to either block the proposed merger between O2 and Three or require the combined company to sell off one of its mobile networks to ensure that the UK market is still served by four mobile network operators (MNOs).

US self-piloting ship christened by DARPA

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has christened a self-piloting ship. The demonstration vessel was developed and built through the US agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) programme.

The ACTUV is a “breakthrough in ...

Radio Society of Great Britain appoints Steve Thomas as general manager

Steve Thomas (call sign M1ACB) has been appointed as GM of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), which represents the interests of 60,000 radio amateurs to Ofcom.

Thomas has replaced Graham Coomber, G0NBI, following Coomber’s announcement in January that he was to retire from his ...

Richardson RFPD and Sierra Wireless confirm franchise agreement

Richardson RFPD, a specialised electronic component distributor, will sell Sierra Wireless’ cellular modules and modems through an expanded global franchise agreement.

This includes Sierra Wireless’ portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded cellular modules and modems for IoT and M2M ...

StaySafe lone worker system used by Kingswood Air Conditioning

The StaySafe app and cloud-based monitoring service will be used by UK-based company Kingswood Air Conditioning to improve the safety of lone working engineers servicing and installing air conditioning equipment.

The service will allow employers to monitor the location and safety status ...

Brocade to acquire Ruckus Wireless for £840 million

Brocade and Ruckus Wireless have announced today (4 April) that Brocade has agreed to acquire Ruckus Wireless. The acquisition is expected to complement Brocade’s enterprise networking portfolio and strengthen Brocade’s presence in the service provider space due to Ruckus’ strong presence in the ...

Huawei to target UK with LTE train control system

Huawei is planning to present a Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) solution over Long Term Evolution (LTE) to the UK railway market after the technology was successfully validated during interoperability testing in France, which was performed in cooperation with Siemens.

Huawei's ...

Experimental 5G waveform achieves sentience, demands rights

In a potential setback to the next generation of connected mobile devices, researchers at the Apfi Loor laboratory have reported that a candidate waveform for 5G, “Triangle” has become conscious.

Triangle has complained that the researchers’ chosen method of signal modulation makes it ...

Ofcom to make Openreach more independent, falls short of ordering sell-off

Ofcom has today (25 February) announced that it will reform BTs governance of Openreach, the BT subsidiary that owns and managed the UK’s fixed line physical infrastructure, such as the copper network. It will produce detailed proposals later this year, aimed at increasing Openreach’s ...

ESN/ESMCP: Ericsson to partner with Motorola Solutions

Ericsson will support Motorola Solutions in the latter’s role as the prime contractor for Lot 2 in the delivery of the Home Office's Emergency Services Network (ESN) in the UK. Lot 2 covers the user services that will allow the UK’s emergency services to fully benefit from the Emergency Services ...

Simoco to showcase Pulse portfolio at IWCE

Simoco Group will demonstrate its new Pulse portfolio of products at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) at the Las Vegas Convention Center on 23 to 24 March, 2016.

Pulse products enable organisations such as utilities and public service operators to manage and control ...

Real Wireless reveals plans for European Commission 5G report

The CTO of Real Wireless, the independent research and analysis company, has revealed further details surrounding its work with the European Commission on future 5G scenarios after it launched a short primer on 18 February outlining the actions needed in 2016 for 5G and the IoT.

The ...

Ericsson, Orange and Intel successfully complete EC-GSM-IoT trial

Ericsson, Orange and Intel have completed one of the first live trials of EC-GSM-IoT technology, which enables new capabilities of existing cellular networks for LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) IoT applications. EC-GSM-IoT (formerly EC-EGPRS) can be activated through new software deployed over a very ...

Motorola Solutions completes Airwave acquisition

Motorola Solutions has today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Airwave, the operator of the UK’s TETRA public safety network and that Airwave will drop its legal action against the Home Office.

he acquisition took place on a debt-free basis with Motorola Solutions making ...

Nquiringminds launches TDX data platform and a secure IoT device hub

Nquiringminds (NQminds), a UK-based IoT developer, is launching two products at Mobile World Congress: NQUIRE TDX – Trusted Data Exchange, a data platform designed for integrating, analysing and securely sharing complex data sets; and INTERLINQ – a secure IoT Hub hardware device (shown right).

IoT survey: UK businesses expect to reap rewards in 2016

A research report from Webroot, a cyber security specialist, and IO, a data centre organisation has shed light onto the extent to which UK businesses are looking to the Internet of Things (IoT) as a way of improving their competitiveness.

According to the survey, 44 per cent of ...

ip.access partners with CCS for LTE small cell development

ip.access, a small cell product and solution provider, has announced it will develop a ew outdoor LTE small cell with integrated wireless backhaul with CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems) and unveil it at Mobile World Congress.

p.access and CCS have developed an integrated outdoor unit ...

Network optimisation: a case of quality assurance

With much of the demand for fast, reliable and high bandwidth wireless connectivity coming from homes and businesses, testing is crucial to optimising wireless networks in buildings, explains Jordan Schilbach.

The use of mobile broadband data services has increased rapidly with the ...

Cost of a typical data breach estimated at £1.2 million

A new Risk:Value report from NTT Com Security has revealed that most business decision makers in the UK anticipate that to recover from a data breach would cost upwards of £1.2 million on average for their organisation.

The global information security and risk management company found ...

ip.access launches Viper small cell platform

ip.access, an independent small cell product and solution provider, has launched Viper – a small cell technology platform targeted at enterprise users.

Viper allows in-building cellular infrastructure to be deployed “as easily as Wi-Fi,” states the company. It is a virtualised, ...
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