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West Yorkshire Police’s fingerprinting on the move

West Yorkshire Police is rolling out automated mobile biometrics technology to 250 of its officers following a recent trial.

The application - which is supplied by Motorola Solutions - runs alongside the company’s already widely-deployed mobile information solution ...


Airbus helps to secure major conference

Airbus has announced that it will be provide the 54th Munich Security Conference with mission-critical and "tap-proof" communications, when it takes place at the end of this week.

According to Airbus, organisers and security staff at the event will be using its ...

EE makes rural connectivity plans

EE has pledged to provide 'superfast' broadband to previously poorly connected - mainly rural - areas across the UK. The company has estimated that its service will ultimately reach in the region of 580,000 premises, with trials having already taken place in the Northern Fells ...

Ericsson announces 5G forwards compatibility

Ericsson has stated that products from its Radio System radio access network installed post-2015 will be able to run 5G NR (new radio). This functionality will be achieved through remote software installation.

According to the company, there are 150 different radio ...


Nokia announces 5G portfolio

Nokia has described the constituent parts of its new Future X architecture for 5G, while simultaneously launching its new ReefShark chipsets on the same day.

According to the company, the Future X portfolio comprises "an end-to-end network delivering up to three times ...

London Mayor’s digital comms plan

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has asked those living in the capital to share their ideas on the potential future use of digital communications technology and data.

The request follows on from last year’s announcement by Khan that he wants to transform London into ...

iOS 11.3 to add support for Advanced Mobile Location

Apple has announced that iOS 11.3 which will go live this spring, will include support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML), which automatically send a user's current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML is supported.

According to ...

Ordnance Survey to play core CAV role

Ordnance Survey has been appointed to consult on national infrastructure ahead of the anticipated development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV).

The E-CAVE project will focus on creating “effective connected environments”, using the organisation’s digital ...

Benchmarking collaboration announced

InfoVista and P3 have announced joint plans to provide global mobile network benchmarking.

The partnership involves InfoVista providing P3 with testing and benchmarking solutions, alongside its TEMS solution for use as the company's sole source of data collection. ...

New social care app saves time and paper

KareInn, a social care app, is allowing carers to digitally view a patient’s medical records in real time.

According to the company, records are provided by care homes themselves. The solution uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology with client data “securely ...

Report identifies rail passenger connectivity options

LS telcom UK has published a report exploring possibilities for improving digital connectivity for rail customers.

The research document - which was commissioned by the Rail Safety and Standards Board on behalf of the Future Communications and Positioning Systems ...

Government promises improved broadband connectivity on trains

The UK government has announced its intention to “dramatically improve” broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to mainline rail passengers by 2025.

Proposals laid out by the Department for Transport include the potential roll-out of masts, as well as fibre optic cables ...

3i Infrastructure's major WIG investment

3i Infrastructure plc has announced plans to increase its investment in the Wireless Infrastructure Group to the tune of £186 million. The transaction will see 3i become WIG’s sole institutional shareholder, having acquired the entire stake of current investor Barings.


Finnish authorities prepare for emergency services LTE

Finnish public safety communications prioritisation has been tested on a commercial 4G network in anticipation of the eventual incorporation of broadband technology into the country’s emergency services operations.

According to a statement released by Finnish ...

Airbus rolls-out LTE/TETRA app

Airbus has deployed smartphones equipped with its Tactilon Agnet app to organisers and staff at December’s Fortune Global Forum, which took place in Guangzhou, China.

According to the company, the roll-out was the first time that the solution - which allows LTE users ...

BAPCO event celebrates 25th year

Registration has opened for the annual BAPCO Conference and Exhibition 2018, which will take place on 20th and 21st March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The event - which organisers describe as the centrepiece of the UK public safety communications sector - is now in its 25th ...

RugGear creates new upper management position

Rugged mobile device manufacturer RugGear has recruited Oliver Schulte as its new CEO. According to the company, the creation of the new position marks its ambition to operate in the global market.

Schulte will lead expansion of the brand in “key regions,” as well as ...

British APCO supports control room awards

British APCO has registered its backing for APD’s Control Room Awards, which were launched earlier this year.

The awards are intended to recognise the work carried out by control room staff across the emergency services in their day-to-day duties. It is the first ...

Airbus praises app developers

Airbus has recognised what it calls “trailblazing” developers of public safety applications, designed for use with its LTE/TETRA hybrid handheld device, the Tactilon Dabat.

Developers singled out include German IT companies ESG, secunet and Stashcat, who received ...

Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 come into force on Boxing Day

The Radio Equipment Regulations 2017, which implements the EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED) into UK law, will go into effect on 26 December 2017, having been laid before Parliament on 5 December.

As a consequence, products that are compliant with the Radio Equipment ...

ETSI establishes Augmented Reality Framework group

Communications standards organisation ETSI has launched a new industry specification initiative focussing on augmented reality.

The group is intended to “synchronise efforts and identify key use cases and scenarios for developing an AR framework with relevant ...

Home Office awards ESN smartphone contract to Samsung Electronics

(Updated) The Home Office has awarded a contract for the supply of smartphones and related accessories for use on the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

The Home Office said that: “The contract is for three years with the option of a further extension by one year. The ...

Glasgow rolls-out UK's first outdoor digital DAS

Infrastructure company Arqiva has partnered with Dali Wireless to improve mobile coverage and capacity in Glasgow city centre

Dali has provided what it claims to be the first UK outdoor digital distributed antenna system (DAS) to the project. The roll-out also ...
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