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Finalists revealed for ageing innovations awards

The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) and Just Group have announced the shortlisted entrants of the Innovating for Ageing initiative, several of which include wireless communications solutions.

There were initially 77 entrants to the competition, which aims ...

Industry giant’s new flagship phone

Huawei has launched its new headline smartphone series, the Mate 20.

The device is built on the Kirin 980, which, according to the company, is its “densest and highest performing” system-on-chip so far. The operating system is the EMUI-based Android Pie. Features ...

Home Office: final ESN product to be available in Autumn 2020

A letter from Sir Philip Rutnam, permanent secretary at the Home Office, together with oral testimony during a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on 10 October has provided some additional details on the status of the project to roll out the Emergency Services Network ...

EE’s first live 5G trial kicks off in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf and EE, part of the BT Group, announced on 5 October that EE has switched on its first live 5G trial site in the busy business district’s Montgomery Square.

Around 150,000 people come to the Canary Wharf estate every day, making it ideal for high capacity ...


Mayor: London to become “global test-bed”

Eight London-based tech firms have received financial backing from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in relation to their work around social and environmental issues

The money - £15,000 to each company – was awarded as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. It will ...

Luxury driving performance monitored

Transport company Flightlink Chauffeurs has deployed Kinesis telematics, in order to keep tabs on the performance of its fleet of luxury vehicles.

Speaking of the move, Flightlink MD Cecilia van Zyl said: “Unlike most operators in our sector we fully own our fleet and ...

ESN breaks ground on first extended area service site

Construction has begun on the first new mobile mast for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)’s Extended Area Service (EAS), at Boreland, near Lockerbie, Scotland.

In addition to providing mobile broadband services to the country’s emergency services, the mast will ...


Landscaping firm uses mobile app to boost efficiency

Grace Landscapes, a national commercial landscaping company, has boosted its efficiency and reduced its paper waste through adopting the WorkMobile mobile data capture app.

Previously, its field workers relied on paper-based forms and handheld cameras to capture ...

ESN's 'new strategic direction'

The UK Home Office has announced what it describes as “a new strategic direction” for the Emergency Services Network, following its review of the programme.

The Home Office says that this decision has secured the future of ESN and that the programme will result in ...

Holo there! – Vodafone performs 5G holographic call

?Vodafone has today (20 September) conducted what it claims is the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G.

The technology was used to allow England and Manchester City women’s football captain, Steph Houghton MBE to appear as a live 3D hologram on stage at Vodafone ...

iPTT recruits Keith Liddell and moves premises

iPTT, a UK-based PTT over Cellular (PoC) device and service provider, has recruited Keith Liddell as a communications consultant to support the UK and Ireland’s two-way radio and professional communications dealer and reseller network. The company has also recently moved its ...

ESMCP publishes PIN for air to ground communications

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has published a prior information notice (PIN) to inform the future procurement of its Air to Ground (A2G), Aircraft Communications System (ACS) Project.

The notice states that “Previous market engagement ...

EE refarming 3G spectrum for 4G

In the next six months, BT Group-owned EE will switch more than 500 mobile towers’ use of its 2,100MHz spectrum from 3G to 4G, in the process enabling LTE users to benefit from five-carrier aggregation.

These sites are situated where there is the greatest demand for ...

Andromeda provides PoC communications to Pedal for Scotland event

Pedal for Scotland, the country’s largest cycling event relied on Andromeda’s AD100-GPS radios for the third year running. The radios operate over the public 3G mobile data networks to provide full coverage of all 145 miles of the course and 16 simultaneous group channels.

Cambium Networks expands hospitality wireless connectivity team

Cambium Networks has appointed Jean-François Fontaine-Boullé as its new director of hospitality sales – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

He has joined Cambium Networks from global technology company Exceptional Innovation, where he was responsible for frame ...


Comms innovation power list published

Industry organisation the GSMA has published a list of the “world’s most promising growth-stage companies,” to identify the next generation of connectivity and digital services. It is called the ‘GSMA 100.’

According to the organisation, those on the list were chosen ...

Ericsson takes-over CENX

Ericsson is set to acquire CENX, a US-based service technology company specialising in cloud-native service assurance and automation. The industry giant believes that the move will strengthen its position as a leader in the operations support system (OSS) and managed services ...

Beta testers wanted for hybrid PoC/DMR handset

The Toughphone Ltd is seeking beta testers with experience of two-way radio and PTT over Cellular (PoC) communications to get hands-on with its new hybrid device, the Defender PTT Crossover, which supports PoC, DMR, dPMR, and analogue.

The handset is intended to allow ...

Sainsbury’s experiments with till-free shopping

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling wireless scanning technology in an effort to allow customers to “grab their groceries and skip the checkout completely.”

The trial, which according to the company, is the first of its kind in the UK, is taking place at its ...

Company reaps benefits of going paperless

Duologi, a company specialising in consumer finance has cut its costs and increased the efficiency of its operations, after accepting a challenge to go paperless for the month of July.

The Paperless Challenge is part of a campaign launched by mobile data capture ...

Industry giant launches MNO-agnostic PTT over cellular

Motorola Solutions has announced the launch of its WAVE two-way radio TLK 100 push to talk-over-cellular system in the United States.

According to the company, the solution – which consists of the device itself, an embedded 4G SIM and software, alongside a ...

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