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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 ...

Ericsson predicts massive 5G use

Technology giant Ericsson has predicted that there will be one billion 5G subscriptions by the 2023, with the standard covering more than 20 per cent of the global population in that time

This prediction is among a number of statistics to be found in the November ...

Autumn Budget ups investment in R&D and 5G

The Autumn Budget includes £2.3 billion in additional investment in R&D in 2021-22 from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF)

In addition, the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, said: “A new tech business is founded in Britain every hour, and I want ...

SaaS provider evolves flagship product

Management software supplier SolarWinds has announced what it refers to as “a major evolution” in its software as a service portfolio.

New additions to the technology - known as SolarWinds Cloud - include AddOptics, which is a full-stack performance monitoring tool. ...

DSA makes Euro spectrum plea

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has called for legislators to safeguard what it calls “important provisions” on the sharing and management of spectrum within the draft European Electronic Communications Code (EECC).

In a paper addressed to the Council of Ministers ...

Report: LTE public safety investment skyrockets

A new report indicates that global annual investment in public safety LTE infrastructure will surpass $800 million by the end of this year.

The research, which was carried out by SNS, also suggests that over the next three years, the market is likely to increase by a ...

ESN: Challenges have led to anticipated delay

Representatives from the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) have delivered its latest ESN progress update to the UK parliamentary Public Accounts Committee.

Home Office permanent secretary Philip Rutnam (pictured), and Stephen Webb, senior ...


Arthur David gets customer service boost from route-planning solution

Arthur David, a fresh produce distributor, has improved its customer service through using Maxoptra route planning and scheduling software.

Since implementing the TomTom telematics integrated software, Arthur David has introduced a ‘one-call’ customer care policy. The ...

Major changes to Ericsson management

Ericsson has appointed Fredrik Jejdling as its executive vice president, replacing former EVPs Jan Frykhammar and Magnus Mandersson. Jejdling will also continue in his current role as head of business area networks.

According to the company, Frykhammar and Mandersson ...

T-Mobile Netherlands prepares for next gen LTE

T-Mobile has deployed Oscilloquartz’ OSA 5420 synchronisation technology as part of its rollout of TD-LTE services across the Netherlands. Oscilloquartz is owned by ADVA Optical Networking.

According to ADVA, the use of the grandmaster clocks will help its client ...


Core Network Dynamics joins the MulteFire Alliance

Mobile core network start-up Core Network Dynamics (CND) today (1 November) announced it has joined the MulteFire Alliance, which aims to broaden the LTE ecosystem by enabling complete mobile networks to be deployed in the unlicensed spectrum.

Mobile core network ...

City police roll out rugged tech

The City of London Police has deployed a number of ruggedised tablets as part of its ongoing mobile working project. The devices - which have gone to 318 uniformed officers - have been supplied by Panasonic.

According to the company, the Toughpad FZ-M1s were chosen ...

Abbey Logistics Group opts for Microlise’s telematics solution

Abbey Logistics Group, one of the UK’s largest bulk liquid and powder transport providers, is deploying a Microlise fleet management telematics solution to 350 tractors and 300 trailers in its fleet

Microlise Fleet Performance will provide Abbey Logistics with ...


Company outlines plans for ‘gigabit society’

Systems company ZTE has outlined its future European business strategy, including ideas on how to implement what it refers to as the ‘gigabit society’ through the deployment of fibre.

The strategy was relayed via the company’s senior vice president Xiao Ming, speaking ...

Nokia and Amazon Web Services team up on 5G and cloud

Nokia has today (19 October) announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Nokia and AWS will collaborate on 5G use cases for service providers and Nokia will support service providers in their migration to AWS with a complete suite of services.



DeVere group launches investment app

DeVere Group has launched an investment app to help broaden what it calls its “growing fintech proposition.”

The app – known as deVere Investment – allows clients to purchase a range of financial products including structured notes, ETFs and mutual funds. The ...

Wales: New government plan to improve mobile connectivity

The Welsh Government has set out a plan to improve mobile connectivity in Wales through working with the mobile phone industry and Ofcom.

While mobile connectivity is the responsibility of the UK Government, the Welsh Government is looking at the powers it has to ...

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