Technology

Wireless comms technology is constantly evolving – here at Land Mobile we cover everything from traditional analogue radio to 5G research and development


Constructing connectivity

Providing full connectivity to large construction sites has always been a challenge, but now companies want to access broadband data and deploy IoT applications to locate workers and equipment and for health and security monitoring, as Simon Creasey reports

Mobile working apps: an end to paper-based processes?

Mobile working apps, or platforms that enable them, can help field workers by improving accuracy and speeding up processes – but which one is right for you? Vaughan O’Grady examines some of the procurement issues you should consider

60 seconds with Josh Nichols

Josh is a strategic account manager at Brentwood Communications. He joined the company after successfully completing a three-year graduate scheme with a FTSE All Share company. He is a versatile team player who is well matched to the fast-paced environment offered in the communications sector.

Lasting foundations

As we step into a new decade, smart city projects must shift from pilot to full-scale deployment.

Ericsson ready to embrace the 5G era and beyond

Ericsson is helping mobile operators begin the transition to 5G, but it is also working closely with industry to provide private LTE networks. Land Mobile caught up with Javier Garcia Gomez, Ericsson’s chief technology officer for Europe and Latin America, to find out more.

NRC – A winning formula

NRC’s DigiX range offers two-way radio resellers a potent new tool in the battle to preserve margins and win new business.

The future of the channel

This year’s FCS Business Radio ’19 presided over a great deal of interesting content and comment, with plenty on PoC and the industry’s current challenges and opportunities

Reading the runes

The wireless industry has plenty of exciting predictions for 2020 – as Sam Fenwick discovers.

In the market for… rugged smartphones

The cost of cracked screens and the inability to replace batteries are driving demand for rugged smartphones, but selecting the right device isn’t a simple task, as Charlotte Hathway reports.

For the record

Motorola Solutions recently hosted an event on how emergency services are harnessing technology for public safety. Sam Fenwick reports on the main talking points.

Overcoming the latest cyber threats

How can organisations protect themselves against cyber attack when the threat is changing all the time as new technologies are adopted and exploited? Kate O’Flaherty reports


(Wide area) radio, someone still loves you

Land Mobile recently visited Push-To-Talk Systems to hear about how it went about rolling out a digital public access mobile radio (PAMR) network – Push-To-Talk Max – across London, the Home Counties, Hampshire and Dorset, and upgrading to Capacity Max.

Making money

The 2019 Global Mobile Broadband Forum hosted by Huawei in Zurich, Switzerland provided a lot of insight into the current state of 5G roll-out around the world while also showing how individual MNOs are deploying it and the benefits they have seen from doing so. Sam Fenwick has the details.

5G and the security challenge

There are seemingly few limits to 5G’s possibilities, but Alex Farrant, senior researcher at Context Information Security, warns that these, along with the changing cyber security landscape, will pose many questions for service providers, new networks and their users.

Small cells at scale

Dr. Prabhakar Chitrapu, the new chair of the Small Cell Forum (SCF), speaks to Sam Fenwick about his priorities for the organisation and its work to address many of the challenges associated with large-scale small cell rollouts.

60 seconds with Paul Simpson

Paul is installations manager at DCRS. He was trained in marine radio at college and then worked for the Met Police for a few years. After qualifying he worked for another radio company for 10-12 years. Paul then joined DCRS and has been there for 16 years.

The power must flow

Wireless comms play a huge and increasing role in the neverending battle to keep the lights on, as Sam Fenwick discovers in this piece on the utility industry

In the market for… lone-worker protection

Companies are under increasing pressure to guarantee the safety of their employees, but if lone-worker solutions are to make a difference, they need to be tailored to workers’ specific requirements, as Simon Creasey discovers


The flexible approach

Transatel’s Jacques Bonifay talks to Sam Fenwick about connected cars, IoT, MVNOs, eSIMs, France’s approach to 5G and the benefits of making it easier for customers to switch network providers

Radio hire for events

Two-way radio hire is the grease that lubricates the gears of the UK’s thriving events sector. Sam Fenwick looks at what’s involved from the perspective of both organisers and their suppliers

Augmented reality gets to work

As the promises made about AR and VR look increasingly close to coming good, Simon Creasey addresses the possible use-cases, the challenges that remain and why 5G will be a game-changer

How to buy Wi-Fi

Delivering a successful Wi-Fi network means getting the basics right in terms of design, management and features and then enhancing performance through value-added applications, as James Atkinson reports
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