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.

(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 ...

How to buy Wi-Fi

Delivering a successful Wi-Fi network means getting the basics right in terms of design, management and features and then enhancing performance through value-added applications, as James Atkinson reports

Wi-Fi seems to be almost everywhere these days and demand continues to increase, as ...

The need for mission-critical data

Tim Cull, head of business radio at the Federation of Communication Services, discusses the need for high-speed data services with the same resilience and availability as PMR

The use of data systems in operations is rising fast. It will therefore not surprise anyone that the demand is ...

Channel Live 2019: wireless tech in focus

Sam Fenwick reports from Channel Live, where wireless technologies such as IoT and 5G were hot topics among ICT vendors and their channel partners

Before we begin in earnest, let’s quickly set the scene. Channel Live is an annual event for the information and communications technology ...

60 seconds with Tait Communications EMEA's John Gardener

John Gardener, CTO at Tait Communications EMEA, discusses his career in the two-way radio industry

How do you spend your time at work?Generally it is split between researching different technologies or products, writing up documents such as proposals, specifications or designs and ...

Satellite connectivity for business use: voice, data, IoT

More operators, improved technology, lower costs and more flexible options are making satellite solutions a more appealing choice for businesses, reports James Atkinson

Satellites have been delivering services to enterprises for more than 50 years now, providing voice, GPS location, ...

Two-way radio: a tool in the fight against business crime

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 helps make such places ...

What's next for Bluetooth?

Chuck Sabin, senior director, market development at the Bluetooth SIG, discusses its priorities and what’s around the corner for the technology with Sam Fenwick

Chuck Sabin has spent a healthy chunk of his professional career working for the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), having ...

Smart cities, smart buildings

Councils and building managers both have a great deal to gain from embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), as Sam Fenwick finds out

We kick off with a look at one ICT company’s work to bring the benefits of IoT to councils. Wales-based Pinacl Solutions started its work in the IoT and ...

How to buy telematics

The dedicated device versus mobile app debate (one that will be familiar to those in the lone-worker sector) has spread to the world of telematics, as Simon Creasey discovers

Traditionally, ‘black box’ telematics were deployed to tell fleet managers where their vehicles were, whether or ...

In memory of Roger Belcher

?Roger Belcher, technical director at RTT Programmes, one of the most experienced RF design engineers in the radio industry died on 1 August. He had had cancer for some time.

Roger joined the Marconi Group in 1959 as a 16-year-old apprentice and went on to design and develop antennae and ...

The UK two-way industry: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

The two-way radio industry has survived and flourished, despite the rise of mobile networks and smartphones. But what are its current challenges and opportunities? Sam Fenwick investigates

The UK’s two-way radio industry is a well-established and vital part of its economy, underpinning ...

Restaurants and gyms: the case for connectivity

Paul Carter, CEO and founder of Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), speaks to Sam Fenwick about consumers’ need for connectivity and its implications for venue owners

Paul Carter founded GWS back in 1996 and, four years later, it began nationwide mobile network benchmark testing in the US. ...

Indoor connectivity: the fourth utility

In-building coverage is increasingly becoming essential to developers, property managers and occupants – but providing it is a complex business, as Simon Creasey discovers

As recently as three years ago it would be unusual for an office occupier to want to speak to the landlord about a ...
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