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.

Norwich crime fighting receives boost from city-wide radio link

A major initiative to fight crime and anti-social behaviour in Norwich city centre has been re-launched thanks to a helping hand from Brentwood Communications. The ALERT business crime reduction scheme aims to help business owners reduce theft and disorder by sharing information via a city-wide ...

Next generation of AirCheck handheld wireless tester hits the market

NetScout has launched the next generation of the AirCheck handheld wireless tester, the Aircheck G2. This tool includes important new enhancements, such as troubleshooting and diagnosing Wi-Fi networks built using the increasingly adopted 802.11ac standard, access point backhaul testing, and free ...

Hytera launches the PD98X DMR handheld radio

Hytera has launched its latest DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) handheld radio, the PD98X. It has been designed to offer a “an exceptional audio experience through noise cancellation technology” and includes new features such as full duplex calls, recording capability via Micro SD, Bluetooth 4.0 for ...

Riedel uses Hytera radios to support Rio 2016 Olympics

Riedel Communications is supplying two-way radio communications services, using radio equipment from Hytera, to one of the Rio 2016 Olympics' major suppliers. The scale of the operation huge, with more than 10,000 athletes from 205 different countries competing in 42 different sports and roughly ...

Machina Research: open systems best for smart city development

Machina Research has released a white paper, The Smart City is Open, which has outlined the role of open systems as a key enabler in smart cities.

The paper advocates an open systems approach to the development of smart cities to ensure the maximum degree of interoperability between ...

Vertex Standard prepares for portfolio expansion with new appointments

Vertex Standard, the two-way radio company owned by Motorola Solutions, has made three new UK appointments and is seeking to make another three in preparation for an expansion in its digital and analogue portfolio.

The company recently revealed that it has hired Bill Drummond (pictured ...

Huawei and Vodafone UK trial 4.5G technology

Vodafone UK and Huawei are conducting technical trials of a new mobile technology – 4.5G time-division duplex (TDD+) with LTE TDD – to significantly increase the capacity and efficiency of Vodafone's 4G network in urban areas and progress towards the introduction of 5G by 2020.

New 4*4 ...

Keysight Technologies joins Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance

Keysight Technologies has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance, which has a focus on 5G and aims to accelerate the development of LTE-Advanced.

As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of global mobile network operators, ...

Hans Vestberg steps down as Ericsson's CEO

Ericsson's board of directors today announced (25 July) that Hans Vestberg is stepping down with immediate effect as president, CEO and member of the board of directors after seven years as its CEO.

"I have had 28 fantastic years at Ericsson, the last seven as CEO," said Vestberg on his ...

RiskBand personal safety device to use u-blox's SARA-U201 cellular module

A wearable, live-monitored personal safety device called RiskBand will be launched by Whereable Technologies during the fall of this year. The bracelet-like device will be one of the first devices to incorporate u-blox’s new cellular module to allow wearers to alert for help and stream audio and ...

Ofcom chairman Dame Patricia Hodgson's term extended to 2018

The Government has today (18 July) extended Ofcom chairman Dame Patricia Hodgson’s term for a further year to 2018.

Hodgson was appointed Chairman of Ofcom for three years from April 2014, but the one-year extension will ensure that she remains as chairman to oversee the conclusions of ...

Icom provides VHF radio handhelds for RTYC Ramsgate regatta event

Icom UK will provide radio communications to the Royal Temple Yacht Club (RTYC) in Ramsgate for its annual regatta, from 24-29 July.

The company will supply the event’s organisers with six IC-M73 marine handheld VHF radios to help with the communications between land and water. The race ...

CLX completes £89 million acquisition of Mblox

CLX Communications AB has completed its acquisition of Mblox Incorporated, a cloud-based mobile messaging provider, gaining access to 100 per cent of Mblox shares and paying $117 million (£89 million) in cash.

The acquisition strengthens CLX’s position for providing cloud-based ...

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