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JVC Kenwood to invest in Tait Communications

Company to also launch a broadband solutions business as a top priority and will leverage Tait’s expertise as part of this initiative; Tait expands its UK operations with two new hires

JVC Kenwoood has entered into an agreement for a share acquisition and a capital ...


Ericsson to increase US investment ahead of 5G

Ericsson has stated that it is upping its investment in the United States digital communications market to support the “accelerated build out of 5G” in the country.

According to a statement, the investment will take the form of an increase in research and development ...


Home Office’s major police tech investment

The UK government has announced the latest round of Police Transformation Fund awards, pledging to hand out around £100 million to help forces improve their use of digital technology.

According to a statement from the Home Office, up to £70 million of the money will ...

London: Boris Bike approach to phone charging launched

London-based company, ChargedUp has taken the bike sharing model and applied it to mobile phone charging. It has developed a network of vending stations where, for a small fee, users can borrow portable battery banks, use them for as long as they need and then return them to a ...

Ericsson and LG's patent alliance

Ericsson and LG Electronics have renewed their global patent license agreement.

The deal consists of a cross-license agreement, relating to both companies’ 2G, 3G, and 4G standard-essential patents. A spokesperson for Ericsson said: “Ericsson and LG Electronics are ...

Industry giants sign massive 5G deal

Nokia has signed a $3.5 billion, multi-year agreement to kit-out T-Mobile’s 5G network in the US.

The deal involves the deployment of the company’s “complete end-to-end technology, software and services portfolio" to aid T-Mobile “in the critical first years of the 5G ...

First commercial 5G NR mmWave antenna modules

Qualcomm Technologies has launched what it claims is the world’s first fully-integrated 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz RF modules for mobile devices.

Millimeter wave signals have the capacity to open up more spectrum, but have so far not been used for ...

iMend.com: mobile phones for business use soon need repairs

According to iMend.com, a UK mobile phone repair company, the average business owned device only lasts 3-6 months, before needing a new screen or rear housing and after 12-18 months requires a new battery and/or a replacement charging port.

It adds that some ...

Ericsson lets go of field services subsidiary

Ericsson has announced that it is divesting its Local Services subsidiary, which provides field service operations and maintenance of fixed and mobile networks in Sweden.

Transtema Group will acquire all of the Local Services assets, continuing the operation with its ...

Northern European eSMS service deployed

Frequentis has helped to roll-out a pilot Emergency SMS service in Norway for members of the public who are deaf, hard of hearing or impacted by speech disorders, wanting to contact the emergency services.

The service is supported by the company’s integrated ...

LGA calls for a bigger role in tackling the rural connectivity gap

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for more post-Brexit powers to deal with a number of issues faced by rural England including patchy mobile and broadband connectivity that cuts off businesses’ access to new markets.

The LGA has set up a Post-Brexit ...

European cellular V2X testbed’s first

Europe’s first live demonstration of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) interoperability between a motorcycle, vehicles and roadside infrastructure, based on 3GPP Release 14, has taken place in Ingolstadt, Germany.

The trial was performed by the Connected Vehicle ...

Rutnam: ESN still the right strategic direction

The fifth Public Accounts Committee hearing on ESN saw witnesses from the Home Office discuss the project's reduction in headcount and the upcoming strategic review of the project which is still scheduled for completion in July.

Sir Philip Rutnam, the Home Office's ...

Acquisition of Finnish infrastructure giant completed

Global investment company Digital Colony has completed the acquisition of Finnish network operator Digita Oy from its current owner First State Investments.

Based in Helsinki, Digita is one of the largest independent owner of telecom towers in the country. It is also, ...

Vodafone to trial 5G in seven UK cities

Vodafone has announced that it will test 5G at specific sites in seven UK cities: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester, with roll-outs starting between October and December this year.

Vodafone’s engineers are currently laying the ...

Cumbria Constabulary opts for Axon’s evidence submission tool

Axon and its UK subsidiary Axon Public Safety UK, have announced that Cumbria Constabulary is the first police force in the UK to roll out the company’s public evidence submission tool, Axon Citizen for Officers.

Cumbria Constabulary also ordered 610 Axon Body 2 and ...

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 ...
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