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PMRExpo – news from the exhibition floor

Now that PMRExpo has closed its doors for another year, let’s take a quick look at the major announcements and new product launches.

Over on the Hytera stand, we got to see its next generation (new software, hardware & platform/circuit board) HP785 DMR IP68-rated ...

Ontix goes live with fixed wireless access gigabit service in Soho

Ontix Limited, a wireless infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider has switched on a fixed wireless access (FWA) service (capable of up to 1Gbps speeds) in the market section of Berwick Street in London’s Soho.

According to Ontix, the area has previously been ...

Controllis launches 'carbon neutral' power solution

Controllis has developed a site power system that it says is carbon neutral and will help support a net zero emissions economy.

The new system, called Controllis Zero, is based on the company’s Modular48 DC power system. That system reduces carbon emissions using ...

HERE joins the 5GAA

HERE Technologies, which specialises in mapping and location platform services, has joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). The latter comprises automotive, technology and telecommunications companies that are working together to develop end-to-end solutions for future ...



Police Scotland widens rollout of digital policing application

Police Scotland has expanded its rollout of Pronto, Motorola Solutions’ digital policing application suite, to include officers in Glasgow.

Police officers will be able to use Pronto to directly fill in reports on their mobile devices for incidents such as crimes, ...

Ofcom announces new rules for mobile phone repeaters

Ofcom has made changes to the technical requirements for using mobile phone repeaters in vehicles.

Mobile repeaters help improve reception, and the new technical specifications allow for increases to the maximum system gain allowed and the use of a wider range of ...

Zebra snaps up AI vision firm

Zebra Technologies Corporation has acquired Cortexica Vision Systems Ltd, which specialises in business-to-business (B2B) computer vision-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and is headquartered in London.

The capabilities encompassed by Cortexica’s computer ...


Ofcom proposes regulation changes to support spectrum sharing

Ofcom has shared details on its proposed changes to the spectrum trading and register regulations.

This follows an earlier announcement of two new types of spectrum licences – the Local Access Licence and the Shared Access Licence – as part of its new spectrum sharing ...

Delivery Hero to use SOTI for remote device management

Delivery Hero, a global online food delivery company, has selected SOTI to power its business-critical mobile deployment.

The Berlin-based platform operates online ordering services that allow customers to deliver food directly from its 310,000 partner restaurants. ...


£1bn Shared Rural Network plan to get 4G to 95% of UK by 2025

The government and the UK's mobile network operators – including EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – have set out a plan to achieve 95 per cent geographic 4G coverage in the UK by 2025.

Under this Shared Rural Network (SRN) proposal, the four operators will invest £530 ...

Vodafone to pilot 4G on the London Underground

Vodafone has announced a new partnership with Transport for London (TfL) to pilot wireless connectivity in tunnels and at station platforms on the eastern end of the Jubilee line.

From spring 2020, customers will be able to connect their devices to Vodafone’s 4G ...

Cradlepoint in-vehicle LTE router solution wins ESN accreditation

Cradlepoint has announced that it is certified and fully authorised to deploy its NetCloud Service with the COR IBR1700-1200M mobile router across the forthcoming Emergency Services Network (ESN). The ESN, which will deliver a mission-critical mobile broadband service over EE’s ...

NGMN seeks to bridge mobile network ‘air gap’ with new white paper

The NGMN Alliance has published a white paper that address one of the barriers to the rapid deployment of new software updates on a mobile network – the ‘air gap’.

Today’s mobile networks are becoming more software-centric and cloud-based, with greater use of network ...

O2's 5G service goes live

O2 has launched its 5G network in the UK, with a range of new tariffs including an unlimited data plan. The 5G network is live in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds, improving capacity and reliability in key places.

The company will deploy 5G first ...

Impact of 2G switch-off highlighted in UK SPF report

Despite the mobile’s industry’s current focus on 5G, the need for 2G services is likely to continue into the 2030s, given the extent to which they are relied upon by the elderly, rural users and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, according to a report by Real Wireless; which ...



Small Cell Forum appoints new chair

The Small Cell Forum (SCF) has appointed Dr. Prabhakar Chitrapu as its new chair, replacing AT&T’s David Orloff. Chitrapu leads AT&T’s Converged Access & Device Technology organisation and brings high-level technical and strategic leadership experience to the role.


Freeway's ‘Fleet in Your Pocket’ app wins innovation challenge

Freeway Fleet Systems has won an Innovation Challenge at the UK’s annual bus and coach event, Coach & Bus UK, for its commercial vehicle fleet management smartphone app.

The company’s fleet-in-your-pocket app was shortlisted after a public vote by visitors to the show ...

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