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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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UK to allow Huawei a limited role in 5G networks

The British government gave a strong hint today (23 January 2020) that it will allow Huawei a limited role in the roll-out of future UK 5G mobile networks, a Reuters report said. Huawei will be banned from supplying core network equipment, but it may be allowed to contribute to ...

O2 looks to expand coverage with O-RAN project

O2 has announced a new Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) project.

The company is working with partners including Mavenir, DenseAir and WaveMobile to introduce O-RAN solutions, a type of network technology that is open and software-defined. This will open up O2’s Radio ...

Home Office seeks direct mode solution for ESN devices

The Home Office has signalled its intention to “enter into a market engagement exercise” for a direct mode, device-to-device (D2D) solution for devices using the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The solution will take the form of a TETRA-based remote speaker ...

Network sharing takes a step forward

Vodafone has said it is the first mobile network operator (MNO) to deploy a 5G multi-operator radio access network in the United Kingdom.

This follows the Shared Rural Network (SRN) proposal – set out by the government, Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three back in October – ...

Nokia reaches 63 commercial 5G contracts

Nokia has today announced that it has reached 63 commercial 5G contracts worldwide, with customers including AT&T, KDDI, Korea Telecom, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, O2, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Sprint, STC, T-Mobile US, Verizon, Vodafone Italy and Zain Saudi.

Tommi Uitto, ...

In-Depth

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

The event kicked off with a keynote from Joshua Nichols, strategic accounts manager at ...

Reading the runes

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

If there is one thing that has fascinated us as a species, it is the future course of events. While we have grown in sophistication since the days when generals would consult ...

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.

Earlier this year, Bryan Bassett, senior research analyst at IDC, predicted ...

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.

Paul Steinberg, SVP – technology at Motorola Solutions (shown far left), began by looking at the issues ...

Overcoming 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

Data breaches are continuing to hit businesses of all sizes. In the first quarter of 2019, ...

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