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Constructing connectivity

Providing full connectivity to large construction sites has always been a challenge, but now companies want to access broadband data and deploy IoT applications to locate workers and equipment and for health and security monitoring, as Simon Creasey reports

Few ...

Mobile working apps: an end to paper-based processes?

Mobile working apps, or platforms that enable them, can help field workers by improving accuracy and speeding up processes – but which one is right for you? Vaughan O’Grady examines some of the procurement issues you should consider

If you have yet to consider ...

Ericsson ready to embrace the 5G era and beyond

Ericsson is helping mobile operators begin the transition to 5G, but it is also working closely with industry to provide private LTE networks. Land Mobile caught up with Javier Garcia Gomez, Ericsson’s chief technology officer for Europe and Latin America, to find out more.

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 ...

In the market for… 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 the latest 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, ...

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 ...

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.

One of the most impressive things about ...

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

Richard Luke, chief operating officer (COO), at the Joint Radio Company (JRC), says its priority, and that of ...

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

Jacques Bonifay wears a lot of hats – while he is the CEO of Transatel ...

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

It is time for the hyperbole surrounding augmented reality (AR) and virtual ...

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

The use of data systems in operations is rising fast. It will therefore not surprise anyone ...

Channel Live 2019: wireless tech in focus

Sam Fenwick reports from Channel Live, where wireless technologies such as IoT and 5G were hot topics among ICT vendors and their channel partners

Before we begin in earnest, let’s quickly set the scene. Channel Live is an annual event for the information and ...

Two-way radio: a tool in the fight against business crime

Two-way radio schemes and their PTT over Cellular equivalents continue to play a vital role in underpinning the security and appeal of most town centres. Sam Fenwick takes a look

While the fierce competition between towns and villages and the keen civic pride that ...

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

Traditionally, ‘black box’ telematics were deployed to tell fleet managers where their ...

Restaurants and gyms: the case for connectivity

Paul Carter, CEO and founder of Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), speaks to Sam Fenwick about consumers’ need for connectivity and its implications for venue owners

Paul Carter founded GWS back in 1996 and, four years later, it began nationwide mobile network benchmark ...

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

As recently as three years ago it would be unusual for an office occupier to want to speak to ...

Mobile working for councils: pity the potholes

In Dorset, mobile working technology is making it easier for councils to keep their roads in good condition. Land Mobile has the details

Potholes seem to be never far from the news these days – and it’s not surprising, given their number. According to Confused.com, in ...

PTT over Cellular: We have lift-off!

Push-to-talk over Cellular (PoC) has arguably come into its own, thanks in part to the maturity of 4G networks and increasing support from the big PMR players. Sam Fenwick reports

It has been impossible to ignore PoC’s rise, due partly to the industry’s marketing ...

Hospitality connectivity in focus

The hospitality industry is ramping up its investment in robust connectivity to give customers the service they expect. But in-building coverage can still pose a challenge. By Kate O’Flaherty

The hospitality industry is under increasing pressure. Hotels are at the ...

How to buy two-way radio accessories

The two-way radio community is well supported by a huge range of accessories that help adapt radios for the exact environment in which they will be used, but what do you need to know when procuring them? Simon Creasey investigates

Users of two-way radios face a ...

Using dynamic spectrum to close the digital divide

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance president Martha Suárez provides an update on the different approaches and projects around the world, highlighting the problems that remain to be solved

The demand for abundant and ultra-fast connectivity is greater than ever before. To ...
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