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Nokia launches ASTaR cybersecurity lab

Nokia has announced the opening of its Advanced Security Testing and Research (ASTaR) lab in Dallas, Texas, which it claims is the first end-to-end 5G testing lab in the US focused solely on cybersecurity.

Solely dedicated to security forensics and research, the ...

BT and Toshiba to trial EY’s ‘quantum secure’ network

BT has announced an expansion of its partnership with Toshiba to launch the first commercial trial of a quantum-secured network to connect two sites in London.

The test of quantum key distribution (QKD) will be run by professional services group EY over BT's ...

Bharti Airtel aims for 5G-connected ambulances

Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel has announced it has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals and Cisco to demonstrate the potential of 5G-connected ambulances to support patient care during transit to medical facilities.

The trio’s ‘5G Connected Ambulance’ ...

Motorola makes Calipsa cloud capture

Global technology giant Motorola Solutions has agreed a deal to acquire London-based cloud-native advanced video analytics platform Calipsa.

As part of the deal, Calipsa will continue to operate as a separate company within the Motorola Solutions group to continue to ...

BWV to cover all England’s strategic roads

National Highways has announced plans to equip traffic officers across 4,300 miles of roads with VB400 body-worn video cameras (BWV) from Motorola Solutions.

Officers will wear the body-worn cameras while conducting patrols across England’s strategic road network ...

WWL Hospitals implements new telephony comms

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has announced an expansion of its partnership with unified communications specialist Cinos to replace its telephony system with an IP (internet protocol) solution.

The hospitals group in the ...

Ericsson adds HERE mapping tech to Industry 4.0 Ecosystem

Global technology giant Ericsson has teamed up with location data specialists HERE Technologies to develop customisable digital maps of mining projects.

The collaboration, which will see HERE become part of Ericsson’s Industry 4.0 Partner Ecosystem, will see the two ...

CCW 2022 call for content

TCCA has issued the call for content for the upcoming Critical Communications World 2022, taking place at Messe Wien Congress Centre in Austria, from June 21-23.

his year’s event will have the theme ‘Evolving the Ecosystem’, and in a statement the organisers said “the ...

MK Dons kick off UK's largest driverless car trial

The UK’s largest trial of driverless cars on public roads has begun in Milton Keynes with a pilot period supported by football club MK Dons.

Remote driving car app developer Imperium Drive has teamed up with the football club and Milton Keynes Council to allow people ...

Government delivers £36m O-RAN funding

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the 14 projects which will receive funding from the Future RAN Competition (FRANC).

The funding forms part of the government’s 5G Diversification Strategy which aims to “reduce over-reliance on a small ...

Co-Op trials body-worn cameras in Scottish stores

The Scottish Midland Co-operative Society (Scotmid Co-Op) has begun trialling the use of body-worn video cameras (BWV) across what it described as three “high risk stores” in Scotland.

The co-operative, which has more than 185 Scotmid supermarkets and Lakes & Dales ...

Viasat acquires $7.3bn Inmarsat to create space-based broadband giant

US telecoms giant Viasat has announced the acquisition of the UK’s Inmarsat for $7.3 billion in a move it claims will “massively boost” its global broadband and narrowband networks in terms of number of satellites and available spectrum.

The cash and equity deal will ...

Ericsson eyes low latency VR

Ericsson has launched a range of new telecoms software which it claims will “guarantee consistent low latency” across virtual reality (VR) and remote control settings.

The ‘Time-Critical Communication Software Toolbox’ has been designed to secure data delivery within ...

TfL & BAI forge £1bn international communications partnership

International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has announced the formation of a new £1bn communications infrastructure partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and BAI Communications.

The partnership claims it will “transform London into a smart city and ...

New digital radios rolled out on Blackpool transport

TES Communication Solutions has announced it is supplying Blackpool's buses and trams with a digital radio upgrade which it claims will give drivers and controllers faster communications.

Blackpool Transport Services said the upgrade from analogue radios to a digital ...

Nokia launches 5G routing silicon

Nokia has announced the launch of its fifth generation IP routing silicon which it claims will set new benchmarks for IP network security and energy efficiency.

The Finnish telecoms giant’s new FP5 will enable service providers to “efficiently scale network capacity ...


Ericsson & Qualcomm complete first-ever CBRS OTA 5G call

Ericsson has teamed up with US giant Qualcomm Technologies to complete what the duo claim is the first over-the-air (OTA) 5G New Radio (NR) call on the CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service) spectrum.

CBRS covers the shared spectrum from 3.55 MHz to 3.7 MHz in the ...

Dispatch software launch marks APD rebrand to NEC

NEC Software Solutions – formally APD Communications - has developed a new computer aided dispatch product, called Dispatch.

Discussing the solution, a spokesperson for the company said: “The cloud-based software has been developed with input from control room ...

5G innovation hub for Dundee

The Scotland 5G Centre has announced Dundee as the location for its latest 5G innovation hub forming part of a £4m national network.

The Dundee hub will have a specialist focus on combating cyber crime as well as “supporting innovation and growth in the games, ...

Industry honours control room heroes

?APD has held the 2021 iteration of its annual Control Room Awards online, with the ceremony taking place in the middle of May.

The annual awards are described by APD as recognising “the selfless and unstinting efforts of control room individuals and teams who go ...

Transport Scotland rolls out WAVE PTX radios

Infrastructure support service Amey has deployed a combination of Motorola’s push-to-talk WAVE PTX radios and dispatch software, as part of a new long-term contract with Transport Scotland.

According to Amey, the contract is in relation to the “management, maintenance ...

Coronavirus: how can you keep devices clean?

Motorola Solutions has issued cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for its radios, body-worn cameras and accessories in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Many users will need to continue working throughout this crisis, especially those that fall into ...

Frequentis supports UK control room transition to ESN

Frequentis will work with the Home Office to ensure that Frequentis control room operators have access to a fully approved and easy to use interface into the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) for all their mission-critical communications.

Frequentis is one of four ...

Control Room Awards celebrate inspirational unsung heroes

The APD Control Room Awards 2020 have honoured the lifesaving, behind-the-scenes work of control room stars who go above and beyond in their roles every day.

The awards are the only accolades of their kind to recognise the unsung heroes of the control room community ...
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