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Digitised public highway coming to Sheffield

Sheffield City Council will have a digitised public highway network in place by spring, with thousands of individual sensors communicating wirelessly across the city.

Lead contractor Amey will use Connexin’s CityOS platform to integrate, view, manage and respond to ...

5G to support more than 10% of global mobile connections by 2023

66 per cent of the global population will have internet access by 2023, with 5G supporting more than 10 per cent of mobile connections, according to Cisco’s new Annual Internet Report.

The company also forecasts that the average 5G speed will be 575 megabits per ...

Ofcom signals commitment to emerging tech

Ofcom has announced that Professor Simon Saunders will join the regulator next month as director of emerging technology.

The creation of this new role comes at an interesting time for the regulator. It appointed Dame Melanie Dawes yesterday and announced its board is ...

MWC 2020 cancelled

GSMA has announced that this year’s MWC will not be held, due to fears around coronavirus.

The announcement follows a number of companies withdrawing from the event over the past week. In a statement to Bloomberg News GSMA’s CEO, John Hoffman, said, “The global ...

Industry sources say MWC is on the brink of being cancelled

Orange has joined a growing list of high-profile technology companies withdrawing from MWC in Barcelona amid concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19.

Over the course of the past week, companies including Nokia, Facebook, Intel, Sony, Amazon, LG, AT&T, ...

New Motorola outdoor camera uses AI to detect unusual events

Motorola Solutions has strengthened its video security portfolio with the launch of a new outdoor camera that uses AI-powered unusual motion detection (UMD) technology.

The Avigilon H5M camera can handle tough environmental conditions, is compact in size and ...

Ofcom appoints Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive

The Ofcom Board has announced the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive. It has also said Lord Burns, its chairman, will step down by the end of the year.

Dawes was rumoured to have been selected by Ofcom back in November, but her appointment could not ...

MIT researchers pioneer new method for improving wireless signals

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have revealed a prototype designed to deliver more efficient wireless signals.

Efforts to deliver faster internet speeds has previously focused on adding antennas to either the ...

UK sensor network reaches 90% coverage

WND UK has said it has achieved 90% population coverage for its public IoT network.

The network uses Sigfox’s low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technology, which operates in the ultra-narrow band and requires a low amount of power so devices can run for years on a ...

Openreach to expand its network to 227 market towns & rural areas

Openreach has outlined plans to bring its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to 227 market towns and villages across the UK. New locations will include Aberdare in South Wales and Saxmundham in Suffolk.

The plans follow village trials launched at the end of last ...


Cambridge Pixel launches ASD-View

Cambridge Pixel has added ASD-View to its air surveillance product portfolio.

The company develops radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems. It says this addition is designed to meet the growing demand for the visualisation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance ...

what3words and Speechmatics launch Voice API

what3words and Speechmatics have launched a new end-to-end speech recognition and post-processing API for developing new location services.

The Voice API combines automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology with in-built post processing. Launched this week at CES, ...


Plastimo to use Sigfox and Eutelsat for life jacket tracking

Plastimo, a manufacturer of safety equipment for boating consumers and professionals, and Sigfox will together offer geolocation coverage across all the world’s oceans from 2020. This will be used to quickly and reliably locate seafarers that have gone overboard and are wearing ...

Mobile tech facilitating a massive reduction in carbon emissions

Mobile technology reduced greenhouse gas emissions by around 2,135 million tonnes CO2e in 2018 – approximately equivalent to Russia’s yearly CO2e emissions, according to a study performed by the Carbon Trust and commissioned by the GSMA. These savings were nearly ten times the ...

Semtech, Wilhelmsen and TTI team up on IoT for maritime use

Semtech, Wilhelmsen and The Things Industries (TTI) have formed a partnership to use Semtech’s LoRa devices to help deliver what they describe as cost-effective, robust and proven IoT solutions to the maritime shipping industry.

Wilhelmsen, a global maritime industry ...

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 ...



Vodafone Strikes Deal with Openreach

Vodafone has announced a deal with Openreach to expand its Gigafast Broadband full fibre services.

From spring 2020, Vodafone will start making Vodafone Gigafast Broadband available to customers in Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool on the Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ...


Mandatory drone registration deadline just 25 days away

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has reminded UK drone pilots that they have until the end of November to register their craft.

From 1st December, users must have two registrations in place before flying a drone or model aircraft that weighs 250g to 20kg. Anyone who ...

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 ...

Hull opts for a smart city 'operating system'

Hull City Council will use Connexin’s CityOS platform to integrate, view, manage and respond to information from a range of council services, sensors and systems, using a single intelligent dashboard.

The platform will allow a centralised approach to information ...
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