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EE to trial 5G at Glastonbury Festival

EE, Glastonbury Festival’s technology partner for the sixth year, will trial 5G at the event, installing five temporary masts across the Worthy Farm site and these will broadcast 2G, 3G, 4G, along with 5G for the first time.

While 5G-capable devices will be able to connect to EE’s ...

City of Harrisburg and Telensa trial smart city technologies

Telensa, a supplier of smart street lighting and smart city data applications, is working with the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, to trial smart city technologies featuring smart sensors for traffic, air quality and waste monitoring.

The city deployed a Telensa smart street ...

Report: Huawei uncertainty will delay global 5G roll-out

A new report has suggested that global adoption of 5G, once the technology is available, will likely happen up to a year faster than the recent roll-out of 4G, anticipating more than a billion connections by 2022. At the same time, the forecast - published this week by technology firm CCS Insight - ...

WBA and Mettis Aerospace to trial Wi-Fi 6 for industrial use

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Mettis Aerospace have announced that they will perform what they describe as the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise and IoT trial. It is the first of a series of trials that will take place around the world.

Mettis is a designer and ...

Commercial 5G goes live in Switzerland

Ericsson and Swisscom claim to have switched on the first large-scale commercial 5G network in Europe that supports commercially available smartphones.

The network went live on 17 April, after Swisscom’s secured a commercial 5G licence. As all the component parts were already in place, ...

O2 to offer NHS voice and data deal

Mobile network operator O2 has launched its ‘health tariff,’ which it describes as a “unique connectivity package” exclusively for health organisations.

According to the company, the offer is aimed at helping NHS stakeholders meet the organisation’s goal of being paper free by 2020. The ...

Smart city organisation records landmark year

The Wi-SUN Alliance has announced that it has achieved a number of “major milestones” over the course of the past year, including the launch of its field area networks (FAN) certification programme.

According to a statement, global membership - which includes service providers, vendors, ...

Justice Committee calls for BWV cameras to be made mandatory for bailiffs

The House of Commons Justice Committee has recommended in a report that body-worn cameras become mandatory for all bailiffs visiting homes and businesses.

“Technology has moved on since the National Standards [on enforcement] were produced in 2014, the report stated, “We were struck by ...

Airbus kits out major motorsport event with TETRA

Airbus provided secure communications for this year's Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, which took place at the end of March. The technology was rolled out using the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended TETRA network infrastructure.

Airbus supplied several different TETRA radios to the organisers, ...

TÜV SÜD launches UK-based NB-IoT testing service

TÜV SÜD has launched a Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) test and certification service, which is based in a laboratory in the UK.

The new service performs regulatory testing against international and country-specific mandatory requirements. TÜV SÜD can also advise if a device chipset or network ...

Major Midlands train station’s 5G first

Birmingham New Street has become the first train station in the UK to test 5G, with technology provided by Vodafone as part of a city-wide trial.

According to the company, the roll-out took place on the New Street concourse. Users have included members of the public, as well as the ...

CommScope completes its acquisition of Arris

CommScope has completed its acquisition of Arris International plc, the owner of Ruckus Networks. The deal was announced on 8 November and was valued at around $7.4 billion.

On the wireless side, the synergy between the two companies arises from the trend towards network convergence ...

Ingenso launches the Opus Partner Network

Ingenso Limited, the creator of the Opus brand of two-way radios, has announced that it is building a limited network of resellers and is therefore seeking to hear from dealers who are interested in providing their clients with cost-effective solutions.

The Opus range currently comprises ...

Panorama Antennas donates £10,000 to two emergency services charities

Panorama Antennas donated a total of £10,000 in 2018 to two charities to support the emergency services: the Blue Lamp Foundation and London's Air Ambulance Charity.

The Blue Lamp Foundation was founded by the late PC David Rathband who was shot and blinded while on duty with Northumbria ...

UK government rewards innovative health tech firms

?The UK government’s ‘digital health technology catalyst’ (DHTC) has awarded £9 million to a range of projects aimed at addressing key challenges in the field.

Projects which have received funding include eObs, which allows clinicians to observe patients digitally through handheld ...

RadioTrade appoints two new directors

RadioTrade has appointed two new directors, Peter Bearryman and Diane Keevil, to enhance the support it provides to its partners and continue to drive growth in the channel.

RadioTrade states that it saw significant growth in 2018 and generated £18 million in turnover from its ...

Small businesses hit hardest over cybercrime in 2018

?Small businesses in the UK bore the brunt of £17 billion worth of cyber attacks in 2018, according to new research from Beaming, the business internet service provider. Almost two thirds of UK companies employing between 10 and 49 people – the equivalent of 130,000 businesses nationwide – fell ...
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