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Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news, as well as developments within radio technology and wireless communications. Our news section covers policy and regulation, product developments, contract awards, project deployments, research, appointments and more. It is catered towards those with an interest in the use of wireless communications in a mission/business critical environment.

CCW 2022 organisers predict high visitor numbers

The organisers of Critical Communications World 2022 are anticipating a 60 per cent increase in visitor numbers compared to last year’s show. The figures are derived from pre-registration activity on the event website.

According to organiser Mark Allen Exhibitions, CCW 2022 – which ...

Ofcom to open mmWave spectrum

Regulator Ofcom has announced plans to open the millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum to mobile technology and 5G services across the 26 GHz and 40 GHz spectrum bands.

According to Ofcom, the use of mmWave spectrum could deliver “significant benefits by enabling large wireless data capacity ...

635 new 5G cities created

The annual State of 5G report has reported that 5G cities have come online at a rate of nearly two per day globally over the past year, with the addition of 635 new 5G cities in the past 12 months.

The latest data from Viavi Solutions revealed that the number of cities with 5G networks ...

Advertorial: CCW 2022 speaker interview – Paul Bremner

The Omdia principal analyst talks about the need for control rooms to evolve.

What will you be speaking about at CCW 2022? Why is that an important topic?I will be chairing the discussion on the future of control rooms. This is a particularly important topic right now, as control rooms ...

Advertorial: CCW 2022 speaker interview - Keith Ammons

The PowerTrunk vice president of market development discusses his upcoming presentation at Critical Communications World in Vienna.

What will you be speaking about at CCW 2022? Why is that an important topic?I’ll be giving a North America TETRA update. Even though it is the single ...

Nokia launches ASTaR cybersecurity lab

Nokia has announced the opening of its Advanced Security Testing and Research (ASTaR) lab in Dallas, Texas, which it claims is the first end-to-end 5G testing lab in the US focused solely on cybersecurity.

Solely dedicated to security forensics and research, the ASTaR lab will use and ...

Government announces new ‘Open RAN principles’

The UK government has announced a new set of Open RAN (radio access network) guidelines which it claims will attract new telecoms suppliers to the 5G supply chain and ensure access to Open RAN across the UK.

The guidelines have been created to support the development of new Open RAN ...

BT and Toshiba to trial EY’s ‘quantum secure’ network

BT has announced an expansion of its partnership with Toshiba to launch the first commercial trial of a quantum-secured network to connect two sites in London.

The test of quantum key distribution (QKD) will be run by professional services group EY over BT's Openreach fibre network with ...

NTT begins global 5G IoT deployment

NTT-owned cellular connectivity service provider Transatel has launched a new global 5G Internet of Things (IoT) solution for the industrial, IT and automotive sectors.

France has been announced as the first step in Transatel's new 5G IoT global deployment strategy available on its ...

Bharti Airtel aims for 5G-connected ambulances

Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel has announced it has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals and Cisco to demonstrate the potential of 5G-connected ambulances to support patient care during transit to medical facilities.

The trio’s ‘5G Connected Ambulance’ demonstration took place in the ...

UK’s first full-size driverless buses hit roads

Operator Stagecoach has announced it will commence road testing of the first full-sized driverless buses to run in the UK in Scotland this week.

The two-week trial using buses designed by Fusion Processing, manufacturer Alexander Dennis and Transport Scotland along a 14-mile route ...

Motorola makes Calipsa cloud capture

Global technology giant Motorola Solutions has agreed a deal to acquire London-based cloud-native advanced video analytics platform Calipsa.

As part of the deal, Calipsa will continue to operate as a separate company within the Motorola Solutions group to continue to develop its ...

EE teams with Qualcomm to set seven carrier record

BT-owned EE has teamed with Qualcomm Technologies to become the first European network to successfully aggregate a 5G signal using seven different spectrum carriers.

According to BT, the innovation means “a major boost in 5G network capacity” using a total of 170 MHz of bandwidth ...

UK ambulance control room pilot complete

Isle of Wight Ambulance Service in the UK has deployed Frequentis’ LifeX control room platform.

Frequentis describes LifeX as: “A state-of-the-art control room solution used by ambulance dispatchers to communicate with ambulance crews. The system enables the dispatch team to contact ...

PCTEL partners with Stargent IoT

Industrial wireless technology solution specialist PCTEL has agreed a new strategic alliance with Stargent IoT to develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to support smart manufacturing, process automation and asset tracking.

The new partnership will see the two companies create ...

S5GC launches 5G healthcare challenge

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has announced it will provide access to a private 5G test bed for three startup companies as part of a new initiative it claims will use “advanced connectivity to transform and improve healthcare delivery”.

The ‘Shaping Digital Health & Social Care ...

Advertorial: CCW 2022 celebrates the critical communications sector

Registration has opened for Critical Communications World 2022, taking place in June in Vienna.

The event will feature three days of in-depth conference and Focus Forum sessions, delivered by critical communications thought leaders from across the globe. The theme this year is ‘Evolving ...

Nokia announces Russia exit

Nokia is halting its activities in the Russian market following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Speaking of the decision, a spokesperson for the company said: “It has been clear for Nokia since the early days of the invasion of Ukraine that continuing our presence in Russia would not ...

BWV to cover all England’s strategic roads

National Highways has announced plans to equip traffic officers across 4,300 miles of roads with VB400 body-worn video cameras (BWV) from Motorola Solutions.

Officers will wear the body-worn cameras while conducting patrols across England’s strategic road network (SRN) which comprises ...

Ofcom appoints new spectrum lead

Communications regulator Ofcom has hired former TPG Telecom group executive Dan Lloyd to manage what it described as “the lifeblood of the UK’s wireless industry”.

Lloyd will bring more than two decades experience from across 10 countries when he takes up his new role as director of ...

TalkTalk takes on high bandwidth network

Toscafund Asset Management-owned telecoms group TalkTalk has agreed a deal to acquire London-based provider of high-bandwidth network services Virtual1.

According to the company, the acquisition will see an expansion of the TalkTalk Business offering including the addition of high ...

Lebara makes a splash with British Swimming partnership

British Swimming has announced the expansion of its partnership with its first-ever telecommunications partner Lebara.

Lebara, which specialises in pay-as-you-go and contract-based mobile SIM cards, will support the national governing body of swimming, water polo and synchronised ...

T-Mobile hits US roads with BMW in first 5G-connected car

German automobile manufacturer BMW has teamed up with T-Mobile to launch the first 5G-connected cars available in the United States.

As part of the collaboration, all future BMW iX and i4 models will feature unlimited voice calling and unlimited 5G data on T-Mobile’s network, in a move ...

Ruggedised device specialist becomes car industry collaborator

Getac has announced that it has become an official partner of European automotive association, CECRA.

According to a statement, the company will provide guidance to CECRA members around adoption of technology, including AI. It will also aim to help identify early adopters from within the ...

Nokia mines wireless network for Antofagasta Minerals in Chile

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia has deployed an industrial-grade private wireless network across the Minera Centinela copper mine for Chilean mining group Antofagasta Minerals.

Antofagasta’s Centinela open pit mine is located north of Santiago at an important mining zone containing sulphur ...
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