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O2's 5G service goes live

?O2 has launched its 5G network in the UK, with a range of new tariffs including an unlimited data plan. The 5G network is live in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds, improving capacity and reliability in key places.

The company will deploy 5G first ...

Impact of 2G switch-off highlighted in UK SPF report

Despite the mobile’s industry’s current focus on 5G, the need for 2G services is likely to continue into the 2030s, given the extent to which they are relied upon by the elderly, rural users and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, according to a report by Real Wireless; which ...



Small Cell Forum appoints new chair

?The Small Cell Forum (SCF) has appointed Dr. Prabhakar Chitrapu as its new chair, replacing AT&T’s David Orloff. Chitrapu leads AT&T’s Converged Access & Device Technology organisation and brings high-level technical and strategic leadership experience to the role.


Freeway's ‘Fleet in Your Pocket’ app wins innovation challenge

?Freeway Fleet Systems has won an Innovation Challenge at the UK’s annual bus and coach event, Coach & Bus UK, for its commercial vehicle fleet management smartphone app.

The company’s fleet-in-your-pocket app was shortlisted after a public vote by visitors to the ...


Eurostar Global becomes official UK distributor for Bullitt Group

Eurostar Global Electronics has become the official UK distributor for Bullitt Group, the producer of CAT and Land Rover rugged mobile phones.

Peter Carnall, Eurostar Global’s managing director said: “2019 continues to be another record year for Eurostar. Investment ...

Vodafone becomes the first UK MNO to share 4G spectrum for rural use

Vodafone is sharing some of its 4G spectrum with StrattoOpencell (part of the Digital Colony UK Infrastructure Platform – soon to be The Freshwave Group) to offer high-speed mobile broadband in remote areas without fibre connectivity, as part of a three-year agreement between ...

Frequentis and Dimetor team up on BVLOS drone flights

Frequentis has partnered with Dimetor, a mobile network connectivity start-up, to enable beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations.

Dimetor is providing high quality 3G/LTE coverage information which is visualised and used within Frequentis’s flight ...


Tiago Rodrigues becomes WBA CEO

Tiago Rodrigues has today (26 September) become CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) replacing CEO Shrikant Shenwai, one of the WBA’s founders and who will continue to work closely with WBA and the wireless industry.?

Rodrigues joined the WBA back in November ...

CCTV Monitoring opts for mobile working tech from BigChange

CCTV Monitoring, a construction site CCTV installation and monitoring company, has rolled out a mobile working system from BigChange.

The company’s engineers have been equipped with rugged tablets running BigChange’s JobWatch app, which enables them to be tracked and ...


Ranplan appoints new CSO and commercial operations director

Ranplan Group AB has appointed Jon Ullmark, a specialist in the field of IoT and automation, as its chief strategy officer (a new position), effective from 1 September. Earlier this week, Ranplan also announced that it has recruited Anthony Sutton to the newly created role of ...


6G targets summarised in white paper

The 6G Flagship research programme at the University of Oulu, Finland, has published what it claims to be the world’s the first 6G White Paper – “Key Drivers and Research Challenges for 6G Ubiquitous Wireless Intelligence”, which is based on the output from a workshop at the ...

Everbridge and RiskBand partner up on worker safety wearables

Everbridge, a critical event management and enterprise safety software applications company, has formed a partnership with RiskBand, a provider of wearable, live-monitored professional safety devices, as part of Everbridge’s strategy to cater to the safety needs of employees who ...


Antenova celebrates its 20th year

Antenova, a UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) is celebrating 20 years since it was founded on 3 September 1999.

The company was formed to commercialise the multi-band dielectric resonator antennas ...


5G, drones and machine learning aid research in the Baltic Sea

The combination of drone gathered video footage, computer vision and 5G connections has been used in a trial by researchers from the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) to monitor real-time environmental conditions in the Baltic Sea.

The system was developed by ...

AGS Pest Control deploys BigChange’s mobile working system

AGS, provider of facilities management services to Transport for London (TfL), has finished implementing a mobile working system from BigChange.

The solution has been rolled out across the company’s pest control division, as an initial deployment, and consists of ...

UK Home Office awards ESN air-to-ground contract to Cobham

Cobham has been selected by the Home Office to provide the Emergency Services Network (ESN) with air-to-ground (A2G) communication capabilities.

The Aircraft Communications System (ACS) contract, valued at £64 million, covers both the equipment and services required ...

Three launches 5G fixed wireless access service in London

Three has launched a 5G fixed wireless access service in London – allowing its customers to order a 5G ‘plug and play’ hub, which will provide them with fibre-like internet speeds, without the need for a fixed line connection.

The company is offering the service via ...
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