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ICCAs 2019: The winners

The winners of the 2019 International Critical Communications Awards were unveiled during an award ceremony which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia alongside Critical Communications World.

The awards were fiercely contested, with there being two categories in ...

TETRA security enhancements under way

ETSI has begun work on the next generation of TETRA security features? to ensure that the standard remains fully protected into the future against the rising levels of threats from cyber criminals. The enhancements will include additional encryption algorithms designed to ...

Tait completes TfL bus digital radio project

Tait Communications has completed its work to upgrade Transport for London's (TfL) surface fleet of 9,200 red buses (which run over more than 650 contracted bus routes) with high-reliability digital radio communications.

Tait was chosen in March 2018 by TfL to replace ...

ChannelPorts opts for Icom’s PoC system

ChannelPorts, a private customs clearance company that processes more than 3,000 vehicles and consignments a month, is using an Icom LTE/PTT over Cellular (PoC) system supplied by Chatterbox Ltd to coordinate parking and customs clearance.

ChannelPorts based in ...


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, ...


Vodafone’s 5G airport first

Vodafone has announced that it has switched on 5G at Manchester Airport, with other locations apparently set to follow in the coming weeks. According to the company, those using the network have been able to download content “up to four times quicker than over 4G”, having ...


Major autonomous vehicle project launched at Millbrook

The AutoAir consortium has launched its 5G test bed for connected autonomous vehicles, at an event taking place at Millbrook proving ground this week.

The event included demonstrations of a variety of functions, including the transmission of data at ‘5G-like speeds’ ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...


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.

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 ...

UK company wins major IoT award

Technology firm Connexin has won the IoT Breakthrough award for smart city deployment of the year, for its work with the Newcastle Smart Road pilot.

According to the company, this year’s awards attracted more than 3,500 nominations from across the globe covering a ...

Study highlights costs of business-critical mobility failures

A study conducted by VDC Research on behalf of SOTI, an enterprise mobility management solution provider, has highlighted the increasingly business-critical nature of mobile devices and the applications they support.

It states that even one dropped connection or ...

Heathrow upgrades communications management

Heathrow has appointed airport technology specialist SITA to provide support to its communication network. This includes more than 12,000 telephones, 150,000 LAN connections, 1,900 radios and more than 3,500 WLAN access points across its campus.

According to Heathrow, ...

Kenwood provides comms to massive new Turkish airport

On 29 October, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, opened a new $11.7 billion airport outside Istanbul, which will be supported by a Kenwood NEXEDGE second generation trunked radio system, designed and implemented by Avrasya Haberlesme Group, a Kenwood distributor in ...



pureLiFi and Astronics collaborate on LiFi for aviation

pureLiFi and Astronics Corporation are collaborating to explore the deployment of LiFi for aircraft applications.

Astronics is a provider of technologies for the global aerospace, defence and semiconductor industries and PDT, one of its subsidiaries, will demonstrate ...

Vintage Mini Cooper fleet equipped with vehicle trackers

Smallcarbigcity’s fleet of vintage Mini Coopers is now being tracked using Kinesis’s telematics system, which allows vehicles’ movements to be followed from any internet enabled device.

Kinesis is also providing additional intelligence including driver and vehicle ...

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