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5G: Almost here

This year’s Mobile World Congress allowed the telecoms industry to display all the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes to get us to the point where 5G roll-out is just around the corner. Sam Fenwick reports

Last year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) focused on ...

All together now

Philip Mason takes a trip to Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to discover how its new, fully digital comms-enabled mobile command unit is helping to unify response to major incidents

UK emergency services are currently going through unprecedented levels of ...

In the market for... mobile data terminals

Mobile data terminals can greatly improve the efficiency of vehicle-based operations. But, asks Vaughan O’Grady, do you need high-performance software and hardware – or can a modest outlay serve your needs just as well?

Mobile data terminals (MDTs) – computerised ...

A digital approach for better 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 ...

The big interview: 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 ...

Big roles for small cells

Small cells have many applications, such as enabling 5G, powering DAS systems and providing location-based services, as Sam Fenwick reports

Small cells may be less familiar to the typical person on the street than their Wi-Fi access point counterparts, but vendors ...

Looking back at 2017: So long and thanks for all the tech

As another year draws to an end, Sam Fenwick hears from figures across the wireless comms industry about the trends they have seen in 2017 and their predictions for 2018

Trying to look back on a year can be difficult, as our industry is one of incremental changes and ...

A helping hand for retailers

While retailers have been preparing for the Christmas rush, several companies have been coming up with a number of ways to make their lives easier, as Sam Fenwick discovers

One of the most popular entry points for retailers as far as two-way radio is concerned is ...

In the market for... lone-worker devices

Lone-worker devices and systems can play a key role when it comes to keeping employees safe out of hours. But when it comes to their procurement, there is a great deal to consider, as Simon Creasey discovers

Few communication sectors have as little margin for error ...

Cyber security: The latest thinking

Ransomware, vulnerabilities targeting Wi-Fi and IoT botnets are putting firms at risk. But new tools and techniques are emerging to help companies fight back, as Kate O’Flaherty discovers

Nearly half of all UK companies suffered a breach over the past 12 months, ...

The direct approach

John Swarbrick, founder and CEO of Andromeda, a company focusing on LTE devices and PTT over Cellular (PoC), speaks to Sam Fenwick about the organisation’s development of a PoC device with direct mode

Five years ago, John Swarbrick had a potentially life or death ...

Wireless comms in the security sector: unlocking efficiency

Keeping people and premises safe is often a thankless task, with considerable pressure to keep costs as low as possible. Sam Fenwick looks at how wireless comms is helping security firms get the most from their staff and equipment

A company’s security function is much ...

Public safety alerting: a new era

Philip Mason explores the integral role played by the BAPCO accreditation scheme in the development of emergency services ‘alerting’ apps

Many UK emergency services are currently rolling out smart devices to the front line, something which has prompted much discussion ...

EMM vs MDM: Insights from a MobileIron deployment

Which is best – enterprise mobility management or mobile device management? For ICT supplier Bamboo, the answer is definitely the former, explains its managing director Lorrin White

Anyone who has worked in ICT for a while will know it is almost impossible to go a day ...

In the market for... PTT over Cellular

There is a lot of buzz at the moment about using Push-To-Talk over Cellular services in conjunction with smartphones, but if you are looking to invest in them, what do you need to consider? Simon Creasey investigates

Push-To-Talk over Cellular (PoC) applications have ...

SOTI Sync: The power of remote control

The annual SOTI Sync event was a great way to catch up with the latest thinking in terms of enterprise mobility management. Sam Fenwick has the details

SOTI’s annual event, which focuses on the company’s and its partners’ recent efforts in the world of enterprise ...

Mobility matters

Working on the move is increasingly business-critical, and enterprise mobility management solutions are often used to reduce the headaches associated with managing large fleets of devices. SOTI founder Carl Rodrigues speaks to Sam Fenwick about what his company is doing to make ...

The right tools for the job

Construction companies rely on both two-way radio and broadband connectivity to help safeguard their workers and ensure they are all following the same plan, as Sam Fenwick discovers

Construction is big business, accounting for roughly seven per cent of UK GDP, or ...

Ready for take-off

Philip Mason looks at how the use of digital communications technology is helping Gatwick Airport to streamline its processes

Of the many sectors that are dependent on the use of comms, aviation is one of the most mission-critical, involving as it does life-or-death ...

The power must flow

Philip Mason discusses the use of comms in the utilities sector with Adrian Grilli and Peter Couch of the Joint Radio Company

There are few more mission-critical activities than power generation. It plays an ever-more crucial role in our increasingly connected ...

PTT over Cellular: A brave new world

Push-to-talk over Cellular (PoC) solutions have been in the market for years but are starting to come into their own thanks to 4G networks and new hardware designed for PTT users, especially for those on the move. Sam Fenwick looks at the current state of play


5G and cybersecurity: New tech, new problems

Paul Bradley, Gemalto’s 5G strategy and partnerships director, discusses 5G’s security implications and the current cybersecurity landscape with Sam Fenwick

Paul Bradley has an incredibly wide-ranging role – he has to keep up to date with the latest thinking around ...
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