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Study highlights costs of business-critical mobility failures

A study conducted by VDC Research on behalf of SOTI, an enterprise mobility management solution provider, has highlighted the increasingly business-critical nature of mobile devices and the applications they support.

It states that even one dropped connection or ...

UK testbeds and 5GIC publish 5G security report

A report that has been produced by three of the UK’s 5G Testbed and Trials programme’s six 5G testbeds and the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre has made a number of security recommendations that if acted upon could help protect the UK’s future vital infrastructure.

GSMA: unlocking spectrum will add huge benefits to global economy

A report published this week by mobile network trade body the GSMA suggests that $565 billion could be added to global GDP in the next 15 years, through the freeing of spectrum for the mobile industry to deliver “innovative 5G services.”

According to organisation, the ...

JVC Kenwood completes purchase of 40% stake in Tait Communications

The Tait Foundation announced the completion of the sale of a 40 per cent stake in Tait Communications to JVC Kenwood on 10 December.

The deal was initially announced back in August by JVC Kenwood and Garry Diack, Tait Communications’ chief executive had been ...

ESMCP invites tenders for £100m air-to-ground contract

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has published an invitation to tender (ITT) for the air-to-ground component of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) service.

The procurement seeks to establish a framework agreement valued at £100 million, ...

Vodafone launches self-optimising mobile plan for businesses

Vodafone has today (6 December) launched Business Optimiser, which it claims is the UK’s first self-optimising mobile payment plan and is available to organisations with more than 250 employees.

It has been developed because businesses’ requirements vary from month to ...

Huawei and Intel's 5G milestone

Intel and Huawei have announced the successful completion of 2.6GHz 5G NR interoperability and development testing (IoDT), based on the 3GPP Release 15 global standard (September version). According to a statement, this represents the world's first test of its kind and is a "key ...


Nokia: IoT botnet activity up 33% since 2016

According to Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report 2019, IoT (Internet of Things) botnet activity accounted for 78 per cent of malware detection events in communication service provider (CSP) networks in 2018. This is up from the 33 per cent seen in 2016, when IoT botnets were ...

Emergency Services Network testing gets under way

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has started testing Emergency Services Network coverage, using its recently-announced solution ESN Assure.

The first phase of testing is currently taking place across England and Wales, using an initial ...

O2 and Nokia trialling massive MIMO at Kings Cross and Marble Arch

O2 is working with Nokia on two massive MIMO trials in Kings Cross and Marble Arch, which are aimed at enhancing connectivity for O2 customers and paving the way for the future deployment of 5G across the capital.

O2 is working with Nokia on two massive MIMO trials ...


Airspan Networks acquires Mimosa Networks

Airspan Networks announced on 20 November that it has acquired Mimosa Networks, thereby obtaining the latter’s capabilities and innovations in wireless broadband point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks and expanding Airspan’s existing North American presence with an ...

Heathrow upgrades communications management

Heathrow has appointed airport technology specialist SITA to provide support to its communication network. This includes more than 12,000 telephones, 150,000 LAN connections, 1,900 radios and more than 3,500 WLAN access points across its campus.

According to Heathrow, ...


EE reveals its 5G launch plan for 2019

EE has announced that the launch of its 5G service in 2019 will start in six cities (London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester), and the operator will add another 10 over the course of the year (Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, ...


Semi-autonomous barges to cut traffic congestion in Dutch city

Dell EMC and Nokia have become lead technology partners in a public-private smart city initiative to help the Dutch City of Delft reduce truck congestion in its centre using semi-autonomous, hydrogen-powered barges in existing waterways for ‘last mile’ transportation.


KDR Powerlines starts using Kinesis Telematics

KDR Powerlines, contractors to the electricity industry, including network operator UK Power Networks, has implemented vehicle tracking from Kinesis, to boost the safety of field staff and the security of its assets.

KDR Powerlines provides a range of construction and ...

ESMCP: ESN review didn’t pull any punches

Becca Jones, Emergency Services Network customer engagement director at ESMCP, has given an update on the programme following its recent comprehensive review, indicating that potentially bringing the project to an end was indeed part of the discussion.

Speaking at ...

CommScope to buy Arris for $7.4bn

CommScope, a communications infrastructure company, has agreed to buy Arris International in an all-cash deal for around $7.4bn (31.75 per share), including debt repayment.

Arris is active in the customer premises equipment (CPE), network & cloud and enterprise ...

Eurofins to use tablets and BigChange system to cut paperwork

Eurofins, an international analytical testing company has started rolling out a mobile- and cloud technology based system, from BigChange, to provide operational control of its fleet of 50 vans that collect food and water samples from clients across the UK.

Called ...

Three UK to spend more than £2bn on preparing for 5G

Three UK has completed a number of steps in its network improvement programme, as part of a wider programme valued at more than £2 billion to prepare for 5G.

As part of this network upgrade programme, the company has: Bought the rights to 20MHz of 3.4GHz spectrum for ...

Telent wins ESN coverage testing contract

Telent has won a contract valued at £10.3m from the Home Office to provide a service that will test the coverage of the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The service covered by the contract requires telent to develop and provide a coverage testing app that will work ...

EE turns on nine 5G trial sites in East London

EE, part of BT Group, announced today (7 November) that it has gone live with nine 5G trial sites across East London.

The operator states that the trial has encompassed every element of building a 5G network including obtaining planning permission and access ...
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