In-Depth

Land Mobile's in-depth features focus on the use of wireless communications within vertical markets (often in the form of on-site case studies), interviews with senior industry figures, insight pieces looking at topical issues and articles with tips on procuring wireless devices and services.

Constructing connectivity

Providing full connectivity to large construction sites has always been a challenge, but now companies want to access broadband data and deploy IoT applications to locate workers and equipment and for health and security monitoring, as Simon Creasey reports

Few industry sectors encounter ...

Mobile working apps: an end to paper-based processes?

Mobile working apps, or platforms that enable them, can help field workers by improving accuracy and speeding up processes – but which one is right for you? Vaughan O’Grady examines some of the procurement issues you should consider

If you have yet to consider procuring mobile working ...

60 seconds with Josh Nichols

Josh is a strategic account manager at Brentwood Communications. He joined the company after successfully completing a three-year graduate scheme with a FTSE All Share company. He is a versatile team player who is well matched to the fast-paced environment offered in the communications sector.

Every solution starts with a problem, and every problem creates a need

Developing user-centric, configurable and cost-effective solutions stems from solving real customer problems. GlobalView Systems discusses its approach.

The problem – typically, this originates either from frustration over operational inefficiencies, or worse, an ‘incident’. Both ...

Lasting foundations

As we step into a new decade, smart city projects must shift from pilot to full-scale deployment.

The concept of a smart city promises to simplify and enhance many aspects of life in an urban environment. Yet this is no longer a new idea. Smart city projects have been under way for a ...

Ericsson ready to embrace the 5G era and beyond

Ericsson is helping mobile operators begin the transition to 5G, but it is also working closely with industry to provide private LTE networks. Land Mobile caught up with Javier Garcia Gomez, Ericsson’s chief technology officer for Europe and Latin America, to find out more.

The first ...

NRC – A winning formula

NRC’s DigiX range offers two-way radio resellers a potent new tool in the battle to preserve margins and win new business.

The life of a two-way radio reseller isn’t easy. All too often it’s possible to find yourself fighting with your peers for the same business with the same products. ...

The future of the channel

This year’s FCS Business Radio ’19 presided over a great deal of interesting content and comment, with plenty on PoC and the industry’s current challenges and opportunities

The event kicked off with a keynote from Joshua Nichols, strategic accounts manager at Brentwood Communications, ...

Reading the runes

The wireless industry has plenty of exciting predictions for 2020 – as Sam Fenwick discovers.

If there is one thing that has fascinated us as a species, it is the future course of events. While we have grown in sophistication since the days when generals would consult the omens on the ...

In the market for… rugged smartphones

The cost of cracked screens and the inability to replace batteries are driving demand for rugged smartphones, but selecting the right device isn’t a simple task, as Charlotte Hathway reports.

Earlier this year, Bryan Bassett, senior research analyst at IDC, predicted that by 2023, three ...

For the record

Motorola Solutions recently hosted an event on how emergency services are harnessing technology for public safety. Sam Fenwick reports on the main talking points.

Paul Steinberg, SVP – technology at Motorola Solutions (shown far left), began by looking at the issues around digital ...

Overcoming the latest cyber threats

How can organisations protect themselves against cyber attack when the threat is changing all the time as new technologies are adopted and exploited? Kate O’Flaherty reports

Data breaches are continuing to hit businesses of all sizes. In the first quarter of 2019, financial giant Capital ...

60 seconds with Land Mobile's Charlotte Hathway

Charlotte Hathway, Land Mobile's deputy editor, discusses what it's like covering the wireless comms industry

What excites you most about wireless comms?I’m still ?guring out what’s signi? cant and what’s interesting, but it seems that I’ve arrived at an interesting time, given the ...

(Wide area) radio, someone still loves you

Land Mobile recently visited Push-To-Talk Systems to hear about how it went about rolling out a digital public access mobile radio (PAMR) network – Push-To-Talk Max – across London, the Home Counties, Hampshire and Dorset, and upgrading to Capacity Max.

“[We started] probably about six ...

Making money

The 2019 Global Mobile Broadband Forum hosted by Huawei in Zurich, Switzerland provided a lot of insight into the current state of 5G roll-out around the world while also showing how individual MNOs are deploying it and the benefits they have seen from doing so. Sam Fenwick has the details.

5G and the security challenge

There are seemingly few limits to 5G’s possibilities, but Alex Farrant, senior researcher at Context Information Security, warns that these, along with the changing cyber security landscape, will pose many questions for service providers, new networks and their users.

The past few years ...

Small cells at scale

Dr. Prabhakar Chitrapu, the new chair of the Small Cell Forum (SCF), speaks to Sam Fenwick about his priorities for the organisation and its work to address many of the challenges associated with large-scale small cell rollouts.

One of the most impressive things about the telecoms ...

60 seconds with Paul Simpson

Paul is installations manager at DCRS. He was trained in marine radio at college and then worked for the Met Police for a few years. After qualifying he worked for another radio company for 10-12 years. Paul then joined DCRS and has been there for 16 years.

How do you spend most of your ...

The power must flow

Wireless comms play a huge and increasing role in the neverending battle to keep the lights on, as Sam Fenwick discovers in this piece on the utility industry

Richard Luke, chief operating officer (COO), at the Joint Radio Company (JRC), says its priority, and that of some of the other ...

To boldly go

Selling abroad, if done right, can allow two-way radio companies to significantly grow and diversify. However, it requires a great deal of thought, as Sam Fenwick discovers

The urge to seek new opportunities in foreign lands has shaped the sweep of history, and while the modern world is ...

In the market for… lone-worker protection

Companies are under increasing pressure to guarantee the safety of their employees, but if lone-worker solutions are to make a difference, they need to be tailored to workers’ specific requirements, as Simon Creasey discovers

The lone-worker protection market is going from strength to ...

Two-way radio/alarm integration: cutting though the chaos

Sam Fenwick delves into the business of integrating two-way radio systems with alarms and alerting systems, with plenty of tips for resellers and end-users

One of the most popular and effective ways to add value to a two-way radio system is to integrate it with the end-user’s alarm ...

The flexible approach

Transatel’s Jacques Bonifay talks to Sam Fenwick about connected cars, IoT, MVNOs, eSIMs, France’s approach to 5G and the benefits of making it easier for customers to switch network providers

Jacques Bonifay wears a lot of hats – while he is the CEO of Transatel (which describes itself ...

Radio hire for events

Two-way radio hire is the grease that lubricates the gears of the UK’s thriving events sector. Sam Fenwick looks at what’s involved from the perspective of both organisers and their suppliers

There is no doubt that the events industry – especially in an age in which music-streaming ...

Augmented reality gets to work

As the promises made about AR and VR look increasingly close to coming good, Simon Creasey addresses the possible use-cases, the challenges that remain and why 5G will be a game-changer

It is time for the hyperbole surrounding augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to end. The ...
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