Retail

Retail is becoming an increasingly challenging sector. The need to stay afloat in the age of Amazon and the move towards multi-channel sales, are just two reasons why retailers invest in wireless comms technologies

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Co-Op trials body-worn cameras in Scottish stores

The Scottish Midland Co-operative Society (Scotmid Co-Op) has begun trialling the use of body-worn video cameras (BWV) across what it described as three “high risk stores” in Scotland.

The co-operative, which has more than 185 Scotmid supermarkets and Lakes & Dales ...

EE begins 5G deployment on 700MHz band

BT-owned mobile operator EE has announced it will begin rolling out 5G mobile broadband coverage across the newly released 700MHz band.

From October, EE users in Redditch, Morecambe and Cramlington will be able to access ultrafast 5G-based broadband on the spectrum ...

Nokia launches blockchain-powered Data Marketplace

Nokia has launched a new platform to facilitate data monetisation for businesses with secure sharing of data and artificial intelligence (AI).

The Nokia Data Marketplace as-a-service will offer what the Swedish telecoms giant claims is a “blockchain-powered data ...

Europe’s first standalone commercial 5G network launched

OPPO has announced a collaboration with Vodafone, Qualcomm and Ericsson to launch Europe’s first standalone 5G network for consumers.

The network, which is being launched in Germany, will be accessible on the OPPO Find X3 Pro, which the company describes as its ...

Schüler to take Virgin Media into £31bn tie-up with O2

Virgin Media and 02 have announced Lutz Schüler as chief executive of a newly merged company anticipated to become the UK’s largest mobile network. 

The merger, which will create a £31bn mobile network and broadband joint venture, was agreed in principle last year by ...

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Cloud-based business tools

Simon Creasey investigates the ongoing evolution of cloud-based business tools as we head into a new era of remote working

One of the most oft-cited concepts during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the ‘acceleration of pre-existing trends’, particularly taking place in ...

For the greater good

Two-way radio schemes and their PTT over Cellular equivalents continue to play a vital role in underpinning the security and appeal of most town centres. Sam Fenwick takes a look

While the fierce competition between towns and villages and the keen civic pride that ...

EMM: trends and challenges

As the shift to mobile continues, managing devices – as well as their applications and the data that flows through them – is becoming increasingly important. Sam Fenwick looks at some of the issues around EMM and mobile security, and how to procure the right EMM solution

How to buy body-worn cameras

Body-worn cameras offer more functionality, durability and connectivity than ever. But these days it’s not just about the camera, or indeed the emergency services market, as Vaughan O’Grady discovers

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) have come a long way in a short time – from ...

Retail fights back with radio

The retail sector has seen multiple store closures this year, increasing the pressure to innovate through two-way radios, body-worn cameras, RFID and other wireless technologies. Kate O’Flaherty reports

Toys R Us, Maplin, Mothercare and House of Fraser were just a few ...

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