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Sierra Wireless develops LPWA solutions

Sierra Wireless has announced a range of low power wide-area solutions, developed to expand the company’s cellular footprint in the global IoT market.

The AirPrime HL and WP Series cellular modules, which are designed for Cat-M1 Cat-NB1 LTE networks, enable greater ...

Ericsson announces new president and CEO

Ericsson has announced the appointment of Börje Ekholm as its new President and CEO.

Ekholm joins the company following recent work as CEO of Patricia Industries. He is also a current member of Ericsson’s Board of Directors. Chairman of the Ericsson board, Leif ...

Order of the golden drone

Drones Direct has launched a £20,000 made-to-order gold-plated drone, for those wanting to add ‘extra bling factor’ to their airborne observation activities.

The DJI Phantom 4, which is bedecked with 24-carat gold-plating, offers a range of features, including a ...

GPS innovator wins Cambridge Wireless award

Focal Point Positioning was one of three developers of ‘disruptive’ wireless products to be named winners at Cambridge Wireless’ 7th Discovering Start-ups event taking place in the City of London yesterday.

The company won following a pitch to event judges outlining ...

ESN transition delayed

The transition of the emergency services from the Airwave TETRA network to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) has been delayed. The first of the user organisations (the North West region) to transition was due to start in September 2017. However, according to a document seen ...

ESN update: core specifications now with device vendors

Jeremy Kemp, technical lead – related projects at the Home Office, said that last week the suite of core specifications from EE and Motorola Solutions were made available for the first time, “which will allow device vendors to start looking very seriously at their development ...

National Audit Office: ESN roll-out “remains inherently high risk”

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released a report “Upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network”, which assesses the risks associated with the delivery of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) by the Emergency Services Mobile Communications ...

Nokia and Ericsson push 5G ahead of standards agreement

?Ericsson and Nokia are forging ahead with 5G and 5G ready products despite 3GPP Release-15, which will include the first set of 5G specifications, being scheduled to be frozen in September 2018. However, a 3GPP spokesperson told Land Mobile that it is not unusual for the ...

MIT system aims to solve network congestion

A MegaMIMO system developed by the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT could speed data transfer by coordinating multiple routers at the same time. With phone usage growing faster than wireless spectrum, the fight is on for use of smaller and smaller ...

Home Office revisits purchase of ESN devices

Following market consultation, the Home Office has revisited its tender process for the supply of devices, accessories and services for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) worth up to £150m. ESN is being introduced to provide integrated critical voice and broadband data ...


Ports of Jersey’s new vessel traffic service (VTS) is in operation

After a rapid implementation programme Ports of Jersey’s modernised control centre system is up and running. Frequentis was selected to modernise the systems through a fully integrated solution and supported by a ten-year maintenance contract. After the factory acceptance test ...




Huawei and Vodafone UK trial 4.5G technology

Vodafone UK and Huawei are conducting technical trials of a new mobile technology – 4.5G time-division duplex (TDD+) with LTE TDD – to significantly increase the capacity and efficiency of Vodafone's 4G network in urban areas and progress towards the introduction of 5G by ...



Hans Vestberg steps down as Ericsson's CEO

Ericsson's board of directors today announced (25 July) that Hans Vestberg is stepping down with immediate effect as president, CEO and member of the board of directors after seven years as its CEO.

"I have had 28 fantastic years at Ericsson, the last seven as CEO," ...



Ofcom chairman Dame Patricia Hodgson's term extended to 2018

The Government has today (18 July) extended Ofcom chairman Dame Patricia Hodgson’s term for a further year to 2018.

Hodgson was appointed Chairman of Ofcom for three years from April 2014, but the one-year extension will ensure that she remains as chairman to oversee ...

CLX completes £89 million acquisition of Mblox

CLX Communications AB has completed its acquisition of Mblox Incorporated, a cloud-based mobile messaging provider, gaining access to 100 per cent of Mblox shares and paying $117 million (£89 million) in cash.

The acquisition strengthens CLX’s position for providing ...


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