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UK security giant rolls out tracking tech

Security company Securitas - which employs 11,000 drivers - is fitting its vehicles with tracking technology to provide real-time information regarding behaviour and safety on the road. The technology will be provided by GreenRoad.

According to the company, the aim is to reduce risks ...


Rootmetrics: Glasgow jumps to pole position on mobile connectivity

Research performed by Rootmetrics has found that Glasgow jumped by 11 places over the last six months to claim the title of best overall UK city for mobile connectivity, while also finishing top for call performance.

oventry ranks as the most reliable city in the country, while Edinburgh ...

Arqiva partners with Kingston-Upon-Thames

Arqiva has gained exclusive use of lampposts in the Royal Borough Kingston-Upon-Thames for the future deployment of telecoms infrastructure, including small cells and WiFi access points.

The ten-year contract will give the company access to 15,000 pieces of street furniture. The deal ...

Gatwick staff app takes flight

The Gatwick Airport ‘community app’ has been shortlisted in several categories of the Lloyds Bank National Business and Digital Impact awards

The app, which was launched in 2016, gives staff access to real-time information about what Gatwick refers to as airport issues. This includes ...

Wiko sued by Ericsson for patent infringement

Ericsson is suing smartphone manufacturer Wiko, alleging infringement in relation to "patents essential" to 2G, 3G and 4G technology. Proceedings were initiated in the regional courts of Düsseldorf and Mannheim in Germany

Ericsson has claimed in a statement that Wiko “has been infringing ...

Syndico receives people management recognition

Syndico Distribution has been awarded ‘Investors in People’ accreditation, recognising its “commitment to high performance through good management."

Investors in People is the international standard for people management. It is underpinned, according to Syndico, by a framework, ...

Public cloud the safer option, claims report

On-premises applications are 50 per cent more likely to suffer a cyber security incident than those running on public cloud platforms, according to a report published this week by Alert Logic

The company, which itself specialises in providing security solutions for the cloud, released ...

UK cybersecurity recruitment set to rocket

IT recruitment will increase by 28 per cent by the end of the year, according to figures released by HR specialist Robert Walters

Demand is being driven in particular by fintech and cyber security firms, with the overwhelming majority of hiring managers – 94 per cent – looking to fill ...

HomeGrid Forum leadership shake-up

The HomeGrid Forum has appointed Dr Leonard Dauphinee as its president, replacing Donna Yasay

Dauphinee has worked in both hardware and software development, possessing what the organisation calls a strong background in systems engineering. He is currently vice president and chief ...

Mayor of London announces plans to boost digital connectivity

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a package of measures to boost digital connectivity across London and tackle its areas of poor connectivity – ‘not-spots’ – including the appointment of a troubleshooting ‘Not Spot Team’.

Khan also announced a City Hall summit to bring ...

ESN programme hit by further delays

Two sources with knowledge of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) and its work to roll-out the Emergency Services Network (ESN) – which is intended to replace the Airwave TETRA network, have told Land Mobile that the programme is experiencing further delays






Hytera launches ATEX DMR radios for Zone 0 use

Hytera has expanded its range of DMR two-way radios for use in potentially explosive work environments with the PD7IS series

In a first for the DMR radio market, both models in the series, the PD715IS and the PD795IS are authorised for use in areas with the highest level of protection, ...

Simoco Wireless Solutions and RACOM partner up on SCADA and telemetry

Simoco Wireless Solutions has announced a partnership with communications equipment manufacturer RACOM as it expands its range of SCADA and telemetry products.

The partnership will see Simoco Wireless Solutions develop new data communications technologies. These will help companies which ...

DCRS provides wide area two site Mototrbo system to RG Abrey Farms

RG Abrey Farms, an East Anglian fresh produce company, that grows more than 100,000 tonnes of root vegetables a year, has opted for a Mototrbo system from DCRS to provide wide area coverage and connect its two sites, Wretham and Euston Estates, which are 14 kilometres apart.

The ...



Rootmetrics: EE retains UK-wide title, Three takes Scotland and Wales

RootMetrics’ (an IHS Markit company) 1H 2017 Mobile Network Performance in the UK has found that EE has retained its title as the top performing mobile network operator (MNO) for the UK as a whole

However, Three has reclaimed its status as the most reliable network and for best network ...

Primary school to use Mototrbo radios for safeguarding

Kingsley Community School, a primary school in Liverpool, has purchased 36 DP1400 Mototrbo two-way radios from SFL Mobile Radio to put its new safeguarding and emergency plans into place

The radios will be used across the school to co-ordinate staff and pupils during its emergency fire ...


Arqiva and Samsung start 5G fixed wireless access trial in London

Arqiva and Samsung Electronics have today (25 July) brought what they claim is the first live trial of 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) technology in the UK and Europe online in central London.

The two companies' trial uses Samsung’s 5G network solution and customer premises equipment ...
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