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WBA and Mettis Aerospace to trial Wi-Fi 6 for industrial use

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Mettis Aerospace have announced that they will perform what they describe as the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise and IoT trial. It is the first of a series of trials that will take place around the world.

Mettis is ...

Smart city organisation records landmark year

The Wi-SUN Alliance has announced that it has achieved a number of “major milestones” over the course of the past year, including the launch of its field area networks (FAN) certification programme.

According to a statement, global membership - which includes service ...

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 ...

Ruckus collaborates with student connectivity specialist

Ruckus Networks has announced a strategic partnership with Glide, a company which it describes as a “leading provider of managed internet services for students.”

According to the company, the partnership will help connect students across the UK via “tailor made ...

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 ...


Major industry body publishes new Wi-Fi guidelines

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has published a new white paper, identifying the gaps in current in-home Wi-Fi standards, and highlighting the need – according to the organisation – for “intelligent network optimisation.” The document is called the In-Home Wi-Fi Industry ...

New executive vice president on board at BigChange

Leeds-based mobile workforce technology company BigChange has appointed French transportation and technology industry figure Frederic Dupeyron to spearhead the company’s expansion in mainland Europe.

Dupeyron – who has served as a non-executive director at BigChange ...

LANCOM Systems appoints new vice president of Wi-Fi and switches

LANCOM Systems, a Germany-based network infrastructure supplier, has appointed Michael Müller as vice president, Wi-Fi and switches.

He is responsible for the product lines in the area of wireless and wired networks: Wi-Fi access points, WLAN controllers, hotspot ...


Wi-Fi 6/802.11ax certification programme to start in 3Q19

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that its certification programme for Wi-Fi 6 (its term for devices that are based on 802.11ax technology – Wi-Fi Certified 6 – will kick off in the third quarter of 2019.

The Alliance states that Wi-Fi 6’s key benefits include higher ...

Survey: connected devices becoming ubiquitous

The research and consulting arm of mobile operator association the GSMA has revealed that 90 per cent of people in developed countries now own a smartphone, with the average household also operating six ‘connected’ devices.

The information is found in two new reports ...

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 ...

Delivery partners chosen for major UK police IT project

Deloitte and BT have been confirmed as suppliers for the UK police national enabling programmes (NEP), as well as the burgeoning police national management centre (NMC).

Deloitte has been selected as the ‘client delivery partner,’ providing a range of services to ...

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, ...


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 ...

WBA award winners announced

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has revealed the winners of its seventh annual Industry Awards. The announcement was made at Wireless Global Congress, which took place this week in London.

Speaking of the awards, a spokesperson for the organisation said: "They honour ...


Dublin to receive bandwidth boost

Colt Technology Services is expanding its Colt IQ Network in Dublin.

The project will see an additional 150 kilometers of fibre laid across the city, with the intention of providing increased bandwidth optimised to 100 Gbps. Speaking of the rationale behind the move, ...

Wi-Fi generations get a simpler naming scheme

The Wi-Fi Alliance has made it easier for people to quickly understand where each generation of Wi-Fi sits in relation to each other, through adopting a numerical and sequential naming scheme.

The sequence includes: Wi-Fi 6 to identify devices that support 802.11ax ...

Mayor: London to become “global test-bed”

Eight London-based tech firms have received financial backing from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in relation to their work around social and environmental issues

The money - £15,000 to each company – was awarded as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. It will ...

Luxury driving performance monitored

Transport company Flightlink Chauffeurs has deployed Kinesis telematics, in order to keep tabs on the performance of its fleet of luxury vehicles.

Speaking of the move, Flightlink MD Cecilia van Zyl said: “Unlike most operators in our sector we fully own our fleet and ...

pureLiFi and Astronics collaborate on LiFi for aviation

pureLiFi and Astronics Corporation are collaborating to explore the deployment of LiFi for aircraft applications.

Astronics is a provider of technologies for the global aerospace, defence and semiconductor industries and PDT, one of its subsidiaries, will demonstrate ...
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