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.

Celtic FC now benefiting from Hytera XPT multisite system

Scottish Premier League Champions, Celtic FC, has installed the first Hytera XPT multisite solution (XPT standing for Extended Pseudo Trunk) – a scalable, single-site digital trunking system, which is being used across the business teams at both Celtic Park and the Lennoxtown Academy Training ...

Survey: 83% of passengers select airlines based on in-flight broadband

A survey conducted by market research company GfK on behalf of by Inmarsat has revealed that most passengers (83 per cent) will select an airline based on whether they can remain logged into social networks, video streaming sites, apps and emails throughout their journeys.

The main ...

Western Power Distribution begins Midlands roll-out of Simoco Pulse

?Western Power Distribution (WPD) is set to roll out Simoco Pulse, a DMR telemetry solution, across three sites in its Midlands region during June to manage assets at 100 locations.

The technology was developed following consultation with Surf Telecoms, a wholly owned subsidiary of WPD, ...

SFL rolls out digital Motorola radios in wind farm deployment

SFL Mobile Radio has designed and rolled out a two-way radio system for Statkraft’s Alltwalis Wind Farm, near the Brechfa Forest, South Wales.

The energy company has upgraded from a digital voice system using standard non-keypad Motorola DP4400s to Motorola DP4801s. The new system also ...

KCOM appoints director of product portfolio and technology innovation

?IT and communications services provider KCOM has announced the appointment of Tim Meredith as director of product portfolio and technology innovation.

Meredith will provide leadership for the new KCOM product portfolio following the recent consolidation of KCOM’s previous operating ...

EE backs Lime Micro SDR platform

Lime Micro, a UK open source technology innovator, has announced that mobile operator EE is backing its LimeSDR software initiative to bring its software defined radio (SDR) platform into full-scale production.

EE are signing up for a 100-unit bundle of LimeSDR kit, an ...

DAMM partners with Tait Communications on DMR radio terminal distribution

DAMM Cellular Systems is entering into an alliance with Tait Communications, in which Tait will supply DMR radio terminals, which can be deployed with DAMM’s systems.

DAMM’s partners are now able to purchase Tait DMR Tier 3 radios directly through DAMM together with the sale of DAMM's ...

TalkTalk opts for Skyguard for lone worker safety

TalkTalk, a telecommunications company, is using a system provided by lone worker protection provider Skyguard to protect field engineers while working alone and out of hours

TalkTalk selected 120 MySOS keyfob-sized personal safety devices, for use by its engineers to allow them to alert ...

NetScout releases next gen AirCheck wireless tester

NetScout Systems, a service assurance and cybersecurity solutions company, has launched its next generation of the AirCheck handheld wireless tester.

The NetScout AirCheck G2 wireless tester is designed to enable front-line IT to quickly and easily identify issues responsible for ...

World record kitesurfing attempt to be assisted by Icom UK

Andy Larder, one of the UK’s leading Pro Kitesurfers, is attempting to smash a world record by being the first person to kite surf from Lands End to John o' Groats – the length of Britain and a total distance of 1,190 miles – with the support of a number of companies from the marine industry ...

Icom UK to showcase IC-GM600 and IC-GM800 transceivers at Seawork

Icom UK has announced plans to showcase three new marine radios – the IC-GM600 and IC-GM800 transceivers and preview its IC-M93D, a floating handheld, at Seawork International.

The commercial marine and workboat event, taking place between 14 and 16 June at Mayflower Park in ...

Barrett Communications releases Barrett 4050 HF SDR

Barrett Communications has released the Barrett 4050 HF SDR (Software-Defined Radio), a new generation of HF transceiver combining Software-Defined Radio technology.

Its features include a touch screen interface and its aimed at a broad market including peacekeeping, commercial ...

Handheld Group releases new model of the Nautiz X1 compact handheld

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced the release of its first certified intrinsically safe model of the Nautiz X1 compact handheld.

The product is being brought to market through a collaboration between Handheld Group and MCS (Mining Consultancy ...

Ofcom sets out plans to speed up Wi-Fi using sub-band

Ofcom has today (13 May) set out plans to make Wi-Fi connections faster for millions of people across the UK by proposing to open up an additional "sub-band" within the 5 GHz frequency range.

These extra channels, which are already being used in the US, could be opened up in the next ...

Anritsu signs UK distribution agreement with Electro Rent UK

Anritsu Corporation, a provider of innovative test and measurement solutions for advanced and converged networks, has signed a distribution agreement with Electro Rent UK – a provider of new and used test equipment for rent, lease or purchase.

Under the terms of the new agreement, ...

CW launches Discovering Automotive Start-Ups Competition

Cambridge Wireless (CW) is launching a new Discovering Automotive Start-Ups Competition, in collaboration with Magna International Inc., one of the world’s largest global automotive suppliers. Ten innovative start-ups or research institutions will be selected from the entrants to present their ...

European Commission blocks proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison

The European Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of Telefonica Europe plc (O2 UK) by CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd's (CKHH) under the EU Merger Regulation.

Today's decision follows an in-depth investigation by the Commission of the deal, which would have combined the UK's second ...

Ip.access launches nanoVirt small cell gateway

Ip.access, an independent small cell product and solution provider, has launched its nanoVirt small cell gateway.

NanoVirt software integrates ip.access’ 2G, 3G and 4G small cell management and access control functions as virtualised components, running in a carrier-grade Virtual Machine ...

Sepura signs technical partnership to develop DMR in motorsport

Sepura has signed an exclusive technical partnership agreement with Erebus Motorsport, an Australian motor racing team, to develop the use of digital mobile radio (DMR) technology within the motorsport arena.

The collaboration will see Erebus use Sepura products throughout 2016, for both ...
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