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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 ...

RootMetrics: EE and Vodafone pull further ahead of the pack

Rootmetric by IHS Markit has in its Review of the Mobile Landscape 1H 2019 reported that EE has the UK’s best performing mobile network, with Vodafone in second place, Three in third place and O2 bringing up the rear.

This pattern held true across UK-wide RootScores ...

OneWeb brings its Ku- and Ka-band spectrum into use

OneWeb, a company building a global satellite-based communications network to deliver low latency and high-speed services, has brought its spectrum rights in the Ku- and Ka-bands into use.

To achieve this, the company’s satellites have been transmitting at the ...

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note10 series

Samsung has unveiled the new flagship Galaxy Note10 range at its Unpacked 2019 event.

The line of premium smartphones come in three forms, a 6.3 inch Note10, a 6.8 inch Note10+ and a 5G version of the Note10+. The Note 10 includes a 6.3 inch FHD+ dynamic AMOLED ...

Ofcom releases spectrum to support local innovation

Ofcom announced on 25 July that it will open up spectrum for local use by organisations such as small businesses or start-ups and enabled people to apply to use spectrum that is held by mobile operators but isn’t being used.

The regulator claims that this new approach ...


Fibre project to underpin Three's 5G network in the West End

Three UK and SSE Enterprise Telecoms have announced they will run a fibre test bed in London’s West End.

The project, which is an ongoing collaboration between the two companies, will boost the capacity of Three’s 4G and 5G networks (the latter will go live in the ...

Government signals confidence on rural coverage plan

Speaking prior to his recent departure Jeremy Wright, the outgoing culture secretary, said that he was “very optimistic” that the government will be able to strike the deal proposed by the UK’s mobile operators back in May.

According to their proposals, this would ...

Vodafone and O2 finalise 5G network sharing agreement

Vodafone and O2 have agreed to share 5G active equipment on joint network sites across the UK.

This is expected to speed up their rollout of 5G services to their customer base, reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and lower rollout costs (compared ...

Cradlepoint and NetMotion team up on mobile working connectivity

Earlier this week, NetMotion and Cradlepoint announced that they have formed a technology alliance relationship to give customers in public safety, transportation, healthcare, utilities and other mobile workforce-oriented industries access to the companies’ complementary and ...

Half of Jubilee line to get 4G coverage in March

According to Transport for London (TfL), full mobile connectivity for the eastern half of the London Underground Jubilee line will be in place from March 2020.

The trial section will cover the platforms and tunnels between Westminster and Canning Town and will build ...

Public Accounts Committee raises more concerns over ESN

The work by the Home Office to deliver the Emergency Services Network (ESN) has come under fire from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in its latest report on the high profile and much-delayed project

Its latest report on ESN states that despite the reset of the ...

Livewire Digital's ESA project takes off

Livewire Digital has completed its 900,000 Euro ‘smart networking phase 3’ project for the European Space Agency (ESA).

It has also rolled out its RazorLink cross platform software. This is designed to provide “seamless communications across cellular, terrestrial and ...


Hytera’s VM780 combination bodycam/PoC radio is now available

Hytera’s latest body-worn video camera, the VM780, is now commercially available in the UK. It doubles as a PTT over Cellular (PoC) radio, while also possessing integrated remote speaker microphone functionality.

The VM780 features a 2.8” TFT-LCD colour touch screen, ...

Europump opts for mobile working tech from BigChange

Europump, a fuel pump maintenance service provider, has deployed cloud and mobile technology from BigChange as part of a real-time system for managing field engineering operations.

The system combines a 5 in 1 mobile app called JobWatch that connects with central ...


Vodafone launches UK 5G network

Vodafone UK has launched its 5G offering for consumer and business customers, at an event taking place in the heart of the City of London.

Coverage across the network will be provided by Ericsson, leveraging solutions including its Baseband 6630 and Massive MIMO 6488 ...

Survey: majority of businesses not ready for 5G

A new study from network edge solutions company Cradlepoint has suggested that while businesses expect 5G to be a “major part of their technology roadmap,” the majority have “a long way to go” before they are actually ready to implement a solution.

The research, which ...


Police Scotland’s £21m mobile phone rollout begins

Police Scotland has begun the process of issuing approximately 10,000 of its uniformed officers with mobile devices. Officers in Dundee, Perth, Kinross and Angus will be among the first to start using them.

Officers will be able to use the devices to access a range of ...

Battery capacity breakthrough announced

Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted at Trinity College Dublin claim that their new battery composition delivers two and a half times the energy storage density of any battery currently on the ...

Zeetta Networks wins £10k prize at ENGIE’s Big Pitch

Zeetta Networks (a company focusing on network slicing) won the top prize of £10,00 and the opportunity to develop a proof of concept with ENGIE’s (an energy and services company) UK business at the latter’s Big Pitch competition, on 19 June.

Zeetta Networks’ pitch ...

ICCAs 2019: The winners

The winners of the 2019 International Critical Communications Awards were unveiled during an award ceremony which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia alongside Critical Communications World.

The awards were fiercely contested, with there being two categories in ...

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