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ESN looking to quickly switch to open standards

During an update on the Emergency Services Network (ESN) at the BAPCO Satellite Series event in Edinburgh, Richard Hewlett, head of technology and the head of live services, ESMCP (Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme), revealed that the programme is considering ...

Ericsson: 5G subscriptions to exceed a billion by 2023

The Ericsson Mobility Report has predicted that the number of 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband will exceed one billion by the end of 2023 (around 12 per cent of global subscriptions).

By that time, the report’s authors predict that close to 50 per cent ...

Khan sets out plan to make London the world’s smartest city

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today (11 June) published his vision to make London the world’s smartest city and launched a city-wide initiative to use the capital’s tech talent to tackle some of its challenges – including poor air quality, urban design and digital ...

EE to roll out London 5G trial

EE has announced the October switch-on of what it claims will be the UK’s first live 5G trial network, situated at London’s Tech City.

The initiative will take place across ten sites, made up of five small businesses and five homes. It will, in the words of the ...

New public safety comms standards body announced

A new organisation focusing on standards in broadband critical communications has been launched, in the form of the Public Safety Technology Alliance (PSTA).

According to a statement, the PSTA will focus on the development of open standards as well as facilitating ...

New broadband for Merseyside giants

Wireless Infrastructure Group has deployed a new 4G network at Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool Football Club. The stadium-wide solution was rolled out in collaboration with O2 and Vodafone, with plans to incorporate other service providers at a later date.


Kingsway Shopping Centre opts for PTT over Cellular

?Ninehundred Communications Group has installed its 900PTT (Push-to-Talk Over Cellular) system at Kingsway Shopping Centre, Newport, on behalf of its client Jones Lang LaSalle.

Kingsway has 10 SY580 PoC handheld terminals on site with a dispatcher software installed ...

Nokia's command and control innovation

Nokia has launched Advanced Command Centre, a control room solution designed to facilitate public safety organisations’ increasing use of broadband data.

According to the company, the product is designed to enable next generation 911/‘rich media’ call-taking from ...

Huawei Launches eLTE Multimedia Critical Communications System

(Advertorial) eLTE Enables Comprehensive Awareness, Multi-Service Collaboration and Dispatching Everywhere and Anywhere

[Berlin, Germany, May 16, 2018] Huawei launched its eLTE Multimedia Critical Communications System (eLTE MCCS) today at Critical Communications ...

Vehicle 'instant diagnostics' tool launched

Telematics supplier Kinesis has launched a vehicle safety check app providing electronic updates in real time to fleet management systems. The solution, which runs on both Apple and Android devices, is also designed to enable staff to record vehicle defects using their device's ...


Vodafone acquires Liberty Global

Vodafone has announced the acquisition of Liberty Global’s cable and broadband businesses in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. According to Vodafone, the deal is worth around 18.4 billion Euro.

Discussing the agreement as part of the company's ...

Banking sector voices data security concerns

Industry consultant Turner Little has reported that data security is currently the highest priority for the banking sector. Other key aims include to ‘implement a digital transformation plan,’ taking into account technology such as AI, augmented reality, biometrics and use of ...

Pervacio’s Midlands move

Mobile device specialist Pervacio has opened a new technology hub in Birmingham, having moved from Coventry.

The role of the new facility, according to Pervacio, will be to develop “existing partnerships and build new relationships.” The move was prompted by the ...

Siyata Mobile wins landmark customer

Siyata Mobile has received its first purchase order from the hospitality industry for its mobile PTT over cellular-enabled UR7 rugged ‘clamshell’ smartphone.

The product is Qualcomm-based with an IP67 rating and a dedicated PTT button. According to the company, ...

New millimeter wave lab opens in Ireland

Technology company Keysight is opening a new millimeter-wave research lab in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

According to the company, the lab is located at the university’s Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology, and has ...

States of Jersey deploys Pronto

States of Jersey Police has signed a three-year contract with Motorola Solutions in order to deploy the latter’s Pronto platform. The move is part of the force’s new mobile working initiative ‘SMARTpolice’.

It will be the first time the solution has been deployed ...

RadioTrade and GlobalView Systems team up

GlobalView Systems and RadioTrade Ltd have announced that RadioTrade is now a distributor for the R-LinX Simple Alarm Handler and new WiFi call buttons

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with RadioTrade, who bring a combination of technical expertise and ...

Next phase of Square Mile broadband deployment completed

Cambridge Communication Systems has announced the roll-out of what it refers to as “a next-generation” small cell network in London’s Square Mile. The system includes neutral host, self-organising, 5G microwave backhaul provided by CCS Metnet.

The announcement marks ...

Arqiva and O2 to deploy small cells in London Boroughs

Arqiva, a UK communications infrastructure company, and O2 have today (12 April) announced plans to deploy up to 300 small cells across London, one of the biggest outdoor small cell deployments by O2 in the UK to date.

The small cells, once installed, will provide ...

RadioTrade and Panorama Antennas team up

RadioTrade Ltd became an accredited distributor for Panorama Antennas' range of antennas and accessories on 3 April. The distributor will have the most popular items stocked and ready for next day delivery.

Richard Searle, RadioTrade's managing director said: “We are ...

Vodafone acquires 5G spectrum

Vodafone UK has acquired the largest amount of 3.4 GHz spectrum - 50 MHz - to be used for mobile data services, in Ofcom’s current auction. The total cost of the purchase is £378.2 million.

A spokesperson for the company said: “Vodafone UK will use the 3400 MHz ...

Fire safety specialist improves cyber security

Protec Fire Detection has attempted to improve its business continuity and communications strategy through the deployment of technology developed by Opengear.

According to the latter company, its products deliver “secure, resilient access and automation to critical IT ...

Live ESN demonstration at BAPCO 2018 is a hit with users

A live demonstration of the ESN service took place at BAPCO 2018, with calls being made over an ESN handset provided by Samsung, Motorola Solutions’ software and the ESN network run by EE.

The demonstration took place using a beta release of the BSR1 software drop, ...

Regulator kicks off spectrum auction

Ofcom has begun the process of auctioning spectrum, in order to prepare for future broadband services. The five companies approved to bid during the auction include Airspan Spectrum Holdings, EE, Hutchison 3G UK, Telefonica UK, and Vodafone.

The available spectrum is ...
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