Technology

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

(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

The need for mission-critical data

Tim Cull, head of business radio at the Federation of Communication Services, discusses the need for high-speed data services with the same resilience and availability as PMR





What's next for Bluetooth?

Chuck Sabin, senior director, market development at the Bluetooth SIG, discusses its priorities and what’s around the corner for the technology with Sam Fenwick

Smart cities, smart buildings

Councils and building managers both have a great deal to gain from embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), as Sam Fenwick finds out

How to buy telematics

The dedicated device versus mobile app debate (one that will be familiar to those in the lone-worker sector) has spread to the world of telematics, as Simon Creasey discovers

In memory of Roger Belcher

?Roger Belcher, technical director at RTT Programmes, one of the most experienced RF design engineers in the radio industry died on 1 August. He had had cancer for some time.



Indoor connectivity: the fourth utility

In-building coverage is increasingly becoming essential to developers, property managers and occupants – but providing it is a complex business, as Simon Creasey discovers

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