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Police Scotland’s £21m mobile phone rollout begins

Police Scotland has begun the process of issuing approximately 10,000 of its uniformed officers with mobile devices. Officers in Dundee, Perth, Kinross and Angus will be among the first to start using them.

Officers will be able to use the devices to access a range of ...

Battery capacity breakthrough announced

Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted at Trinity College Dublin claim that their new battery composition delivers two and a half times the energy storage density of any battery currently on the ...

Zeetta Networks wins £10k prize at ENGIE’s Big Pitch

Zeetta Networks (a company focusing on network slicing) won the top prize of £10,00 and the opportunity to develop a proof of concept with ENGIE’s (an energy and services company) UK business at the latter’s Big Pitch competition, on 19 June.

Zeetta Networks’ pitch ...

ICCAs 2019: The winners

The winners of the 2019 International Critical Communications Awards were unveiled during an award ceremony which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia alongside Critical Communications World.

The awards were fiercely contested, with there being two categories in ...


KT wins big at the 2019 5G World Awards

KT, the South Korean operator scooped four categories at the 2019 5G World Awards, winning Best Network Automation Technology, Best 5G Commercial Launch, Most Innovative 5G Trial, and Telecom Service Innovation.

Huawei won both the Best 5G Core Network Technology and ...

iPTT's new PoC hand portable

iPTT has announced its its new PoC hand portable, the iPTT P500, following detailed discussions with its resellers and end users of its PTT over Cellular (PoC) solution to identify features and benefits that match the needs of its customer base.

The device has been ...

Dover-based sea-going organisations opt for PoC

Three organisations on Kent’s East Coast are sharing an Icom PTT over Cellular (PoC) LTE system and IP501H handheld radios to enhance their communications.

James Salmon, managing director, Dover Marine Services and Dover Sea Safari, and director of the Wet Wheels ...

Stormzy helps launch EE's 5G network

EE has marked the launch of its UK 5G network with a ‘5G’ powered gig from pop star Stormzy, delivered against the backdrop of Tower Bridge in London. The performance was illuminated by over 200 LEDs linked to the network, from which beams of light were projected 1,000 feet into ...

Irish university’s 5G first

Maynooth University in the Republic of Ireland has opened the country’s National 5G test centre.

The €1.5 million facility – which has been named ‘RadioSpace’ - is the country’s first large-scale site specifically intended for the research and testing of technologies ...

Opensignal: UK in 25th place for 4G availability

The UK is in 26th place in the world for download speed experience and in 25th place for 4G availability according to Opensignal’s State of the Mobile Experience report (May).

The UK scored 21.7 Mbps for download speed experience, 7.4 Mbps for upload speed experience, ...

Bittium launches new secure smartphone

Earlier this week, Bittium launched its Bittium ToughMobile 2, which it describes as being “ultra secure”, due to a multi-layered security structure, based on hardened Android™ 9 Pie operating system, hardware solutions, and information security features and software integrated ...

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 ...


GSMA weighs in on 5G spectrum auction design

The GSMA, which represents the worldwide interests of mobile network operators (MNOs), has published a paper that sets out best practice for spectrum auctions due to concerns that the design of some 5G auctions is leading to artificial price inflation or inefficient allocation ...

UAV specialist’s 5G achievement

Drone operator Percepto has flown an autonomous UAV using Korean MNO SK Telecom’s 5G trial network.

According to a spokesperson, the series of trials were staged in order to check “multiple aspects” of autonomous drone operations. They were “very successful, allowing ...

ChannelPorts opts for Icom’s PoC system

ChannelPorts, a private customs clearance company that processes more than 3,000 vehicles and consignments a month, is using an Icom LTE/PTT over Cellular (PoC) system supplied by Chatterbox Ltd to coordinate parking and customs clearance.

ChannelPorts based in ...

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance appoints its new president

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has appointed Dr Martha Suárez as its new president. In her previous role, Suárez was the general director of The National Spectrum Agency (ANE) in Colombia.

After receiving a degree as Electronics Engineer from the Universidad ...

Ambulance service rolls out new volunteer alert system

North West Ambulance Service has chosen Thorcom Systems to equip 270 community first responders with the company's Mobilize CFR alerting solution.

As described by the company, "Mobilize allows ambulance trusts to leverage the low cost and wide availability of modern ...


New executive appointment at Colt

Colt Technology Services has appointed Melanie Halsey as its new executive vice president – human resources. Halsey previously worked as head of HR at Eight Roads, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited.

Speaking of the appointment, Colt CEO ...
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