While LTE still lacks many of the mission-critical features present in technologies like TETRA, many organisations increasingly rely on it. 5G is also on the horizon, and while it promises much some question what it will deliver


Regulator kicks off spectrum auction

Ofcom has begun the process of auctioning spectrum, in order to prepare for future broadband services. The five companies approved to bid during the auction include Airspan Spectrum Holdings, EE, Hutchison 3G UK, Telefonica UK, and Vodafone.

The available spectrum is ...

ESN: PAC “extremely concerned” by delays

Meg Hillier, chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), has written to Sir Philip Rutnam, the Home Office’s permanent secretary, following the recent PAC hearing on the progress of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) project on 21 February.

In the letter, dated 14 ...

02: 5G will mean massive savings

Mobile network operator O2 has warned that the UK will miss out on £6 billion of savings a year if cities don’t prepare for next generation broadband.

The claim comes in the organisation’s ‘The value of 5G for cities and communities’ report, which was launched today. ...

UK government announces 5G testbed winners

The British government has marked the first anniversary of its digital strategy by awarding £25 million to six projects around the country, in order to help pave the way for future 5G roll-out. Each testbed will receive between £2 million and £5 million from the fund.

ECC makes progress on 5G spectrum

The Electronics Communications Committee (ECC), which develops electronic communications policies at the European level, has said that it has "made much progress" on 5G spectrum during its 47th Plenary meeting.

The meeting took place in Lisbon from 27 February to 2 ...


A digital approach to coverage

Ingo Flomer, coverage product director at Cobham Wireless, discusses the benefits of using digital DAS to provide coverage in large venues and outdoor areas

Efficiently distributing network capacity resources to their customers is arguably the most important factor ...

Digital underground

Philip Mason digs into the communications technology currently being used by mining companies to maximise profits and keep their workers safe.

While perhaps not regarded as ‘mission critical’ in the same way as more public-facing sectors such as community safety or ...

Cutting out cable

Jaime Fink, CTO and co-founder of Mimosa Networks, speaks to Sam Fenwick about the growing fixed wireless access market and the pitfalls of trying to use complex user equipment to allow self-installation.

Last year saw fixed wireless access (FWA) move firmly into the ...

Spectrum: learning to share

Spectrum’s growing scarcity has led to increased interest in both database-managed services and the use of unlicensed spectrum. Sam Fenwick looks at the current state of play

Spectrum is like land in the world of real estate: everyone wants it, but nobody can make ...

Freedom from vendor lock-in

(Advertisement feature) Over the past five years, TASSTA and its partners have worked hard to allow users to expand their radio systems’ range of features and enable them to look beyond a single hardware vendor

If you’re constantly looking to get the most from an ...


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