Analogue radio

While it may lack some of the advanced features of digital radio or its spectral efficiency, analogue radios are still very much in use, due to part to economics, their longevity and their lack of "digital delay"

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Broadband Forum pledges to merge 5G and fixed broadband

Major telecoms companies including BT, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Verizon have pledged their support to develop a new ‘Open Broadband’ standard which will see the convergence of 5G and fixed broadband.

According to the group, the goal of the new Broadband Forum ...

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 ...

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 ...

Viavi teams with Picocom to validate O-RAN base stations

Viavi Solutions has teamed up with technology supplier Picocom to provide what it claims will be the sector’s first “complete test solutions to validate Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) base station components”.

The 5G TM500 network tester from Viavi will be combined ...

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Next Generation 999 evolution

As the ‘Next Generation 999’ concept is becoming increasingly important to the public safety call-handling conversation Philip Mason speaks to some of the major players facilitating the use of broadband data to contact the emergency services.

Public safety ...

Cold climate comms

Philip Mason talks to Intelsat about the challenges of providing communications to the McMurdo research station, located in one of the remotest and most inhospitable regions on Earth

Being a largely UK-focused title, Land Mobile generally concentrates on what might be ...

ESN: Lessons learned?

Philip Mason talks to the former head of PITO’s communications security team, Brian Murgatroyd, about the parallels between the roll-out of Airwave and ESN

I first developed an interest in public safety communications in late 2016, having found myself suddenly thrust ...

Radio maintenance contracts

What kind of maintenance contract a customer chooses will largely depend on in-house resources and how critical the radio system is to its business operations. Simon Creasey looks at some of the options on offer.

Historically, radio maintenance contracts were a bit of ...

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 ...

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