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Commercial 5G goes live in Switzerland

Ericsson and Swisscom claim to have switched on the first large-scale commercial 5G network in Europe that supports commercially available smartphones.

The network went live on 17 April, after Swisscom’s secured a commercial 5G licence. As all the component parts were ...

O2 to offer NHS voice and data deal

Mobile network operator O2 has launched its ‘health tariff,’ which it describes as a “unique connectivity package” exclusively for health organisations.

According to the company, the offer is aimed at helping NHS stakeholders meet the organisation’s goal of being ...

Major Midlands train station’s 5G first

Birmingham New Street has become the first train station in the UK to test 5G, with technology provided by Vodafone as part of a city-wide trial.

According to the company, the roll-out took place on the New Street concourse. Users have included members of the public, ...

CommScope completes its acquisition of Arris

CommScope has completed its acquisition of Arris International plc, the owner of Ruckus Networks. The deal was announced on 8 November and was valued at around $7.4 billion.

On the wireless side, the synergy between the two companies arises from the trend towards ...



Small businesses hit hardest over cybercrime in 2018

?Small businesses in the UK bore the brunt of £17 billion worth of cyber attacks in 2018, according to new research from Beaming, the business internet service provider. Almost two thirds of UK companies employing between 10 and 49 people – the equivalent of 130,000 businesses ...


ESN certifies Sierra Wireless’s in-vehicle router

Sierra Wireless’s Airlink MG90 multi-network vehicle router has been certified and approved for use on the UK’s Emergency Services Network (ESN).

ESN will eventually replace the Airwave TETRA network, which is currently being used by the country’s emergency services ...

Ericsson: changes at the top

Ericsson has announced that current senior vice president and head of market area Middle East & Africa, Rafiah Ibrahim, is becoming advisor to company CEO Börje Ekholm. Ibrahim – who has been in her current position since 2017 – will assume her new role at the end of August.


GeoSpock and Smart Cambridge form commercial smart city partnership

GeoSpock, an extreme-scale spatial big data company has formed an commercial alliance with the Greater Cambridge Partnership, which is the first public sector organisation to sign up to its G-Cloud initiative,

The Smart Cambridge team will use GeoSpock’s spatial big ...

GasTech boosts productivity with cloud-based mobile working

GasTech, a nationwide supplier of heating and cooling systems and services has deployed mobile working and tracking technology from BigChange as part of its new cloud-based management system.

The company’s engineers have been issued with rugged tablets that allow them ...


Vodafone’s 5G airport first

Vodafone has announced that it has switched on 5G at Manchester Airport, with other locations apparently set to follow in the coming weeks. According to the company, those using the network have been able to download content “up to four times quicker than over 4G”, having ...

Mobile World Congress 2019 in review, days one and two

5G again dominated the headlines at MWC Barcelona for good reason, given that this is the year that the rollouts start in earnest.

While this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona is not yet over (at the time of writing), it’s worth taking a moment to consider the ...

Report: current UK spectrum model won’t do for 5G

A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to spectrum will not suffice during the roll-out of 5G, according to a paper published this week by the University of Surrey. The report was authored in collaboration with the university’s partners from the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, ...


Huawei flexes its R&D muscles at pre-MWC briefing

Huawei’s pre-Mobile World Congress briefing saw the unveiling of several new products and an emphasis on the company’s lead on R&D spending and the work it is doing to reduce mobile carriers’ operating costs.

Ryan Ding, Huawei’s carrier business group president, said ...

Ericsson expands its 5G Platform, demos AI-driven network management

?Ericsson has expanded its 5G Platform with additions across core, radio access, transport and service orchestration areas to help mobile network operators (MNOs) evolve their networks and deploy 5G at scale. The company also demonstrated the use of machine learning driven ...



AttoCore’s EPC used in Chalke Valley’s local 4G network

AttoCore, a developer of “ultra-mobile” core network software is participating in the expansion of mobile and fixed broadband services in Chalke Valley, which is located in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the southern border of Wiltshire.

Arena Flowers turns to Comms365 for wireless broadband

Arena Flowers, an online florist and gift retailer, selected Comms365 to provide it with a reliable and fast wireless internet connection to its temporary warehouse, during its peak season in 2018.

Based in Milton Keynes, Arena Flowers has been providing floral ...

Huawei pledges to address national security concerns

Huawei Technologies has informed the House of Commons that it will invest $2 billion over the next five years to improve its software engineering capabilities to address issues highlighted in an oversight report and that it could take "at least three to five years to see ...
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