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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

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EE’s 5G launch transforms UK from “laggard to leader”

EE has announced the launch of what it’s calling the UK’s first 5G services for businesses. The portfolio of products includes a network - which is anticipated to go live at the end of this month - alongside six new 5G smartphones and devices.

The network will see an ...

National Audit Office: ESN forecast to cost £3.1bn more than planned

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a new report on the work to deliver the Emergency Services Network (ESN), in which it notes that “implementing ESN is now expected to cost £3.1 billion more than forecast in 2015, and the revised forecast costs are highly uncertain”. ...

Huawei launches "AI-native" database solution

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has launched its AI-native database GaussDB, alongside distributed storage solution FusionStorage 8.0. The aim of the launch, according to the company, is to "redefine data infrastructure through a data and intelligence" strategy.

According ...

Vodafone UK’s commercial 5G service to go live in July

Vodafone UK has announced that its commercial 5G network will go live for both consumers and business customers in seven cities in the UK on 3 July. The company will also offer 5G roaming in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain over the summer.

The seven cities are: ...

Innserve opts for Panasonic TOUGHBOOK tablets

Innserve, a company specialising in the supply, installation and maintenance of beer and soft drinks dispense systems is rolling out Panasonic TOUGHBOOK L1 Android tablets to its 400 technicians across the UK.

The company chose the devices due to their rugged and ...

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Distributors in focus

Simon Creasey hears from two-way radio distributors regarding their current priorities and concerns, such as unified communications, e-commerce, Brexit and PoC

Times are tough for the nation’s two-way radio distributors. The market has never been more competitive ...

Machine learning in telecoms

Machine learning has a lot to offer telecoms networks, but what are the implications and areas that operators and vendors will need to address if it is to realise its potential? By Sam Fenwick

There are a huge number of possible use-cases for machine learning and AI ...

Bad news for online stalkers

Philip Mason tells the story of a recently developed app enabling victims of ‘virtual’ harassment to upload evidence straight to the police

As anyone who has kept an eye on the news in the past few years will know, there has been a massive recent increase in cases of ...

Private networks vs slicing

Private mobile broadband networks that leverage shared and licence-exempt spectrum have big appeal for firms that handle sensitive data, but where will the spectrum come from, and could the fledgling industry be crushed once 5G network slicing comes into its own? Sam Fenwick ...

On the cusp

Philip Mason and Sam Fenwick cover the key talking points from the BAPCO/Critical Communications Europe event, which addressed a range of topics around public safety and the migration to broadband

As might be expected, much of the emphasis in the BAPCO part of the ...

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