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PAC weighs in on threat to emergency services, ESN transition now expected to conclude in September 2020

PAC weighs in on threat to emergency services, ESN transition now expected to conclude in September 2020

The Public Accounts Committee has published a report warning that Vodafone’s plan to retire the Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) service that the Airwave TETRA network requires to function in March 2020, “"strikes a major, potentiall…

Sam Fenwick, 21st April 2017
Sepura supplies TETRA system to second RHS site

Sepura supplies TETRA system to second RHS site

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has chosen Sepura for a second time to supply a complete digital communications solution for one of its key visitor sites. Supplied in conjunction with sales partner Chatterbox Ltd, the solution – comprising an…

Sam Fenwick, 20th April 2017
The final data frontier

The final data frontier

Low orbiting high-throughput satellites might help make connectivity available to everyone, but do they also pose a threat to MNOs’ dominance? James Hayes studies the heavens Before the end of this decade newly-launched fleets of ‘routers i…

Admin, 24th March 2017
ESN device tender dates announced

ESN device tender dates announced

The Home Office has announced that the invitation to tender (ITT) for ESN-enabled hand-held ruggedised devices is expected to go out at the end of this week. This will be followed – according to ESMCP's Steve Whatson ­– by vehicle devices, which w…

Philip Mason, 23rd March 2017
Less than one in five MPs believe UK’s mobile comms regime “works well for customers”

Less than one in five MPs believe UK’s mobile comms regime “works well for customers”

Only 18 per cent of the UK’s MPs believe that the country’s current mobile communications system work well for customers, according to an online survey commissioned by the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) and conducted by Dods Re…

Sam Fenwick, 16th March 2017
Ericsson, BT and King’s College London to partner on 5G development

Ericsson, BT and King’s College London to partner on 5G development

Together with university research partner King's College London, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and BT have signed a multi-year collaboration agreement on 5G testing and development. The college will contribute with low-latency use cases and specialized knowle…

Sam Fenwick, 24th February 2017
EE unveils rapid response vehicles for ESN coverage

EE unveils rapid response vehicles for ESN coverage

Today (21 February) at the Kia Oval stadium EE displayed one of a fleet of 32 4x4 rapid response vehicles (RRVs) that will be used to provide temporary coverage for the Emergency Services Network in the event of flooding, power outages and other incid…

Sam Fenwick, 21st February 2017
Blue Danube Systems completes FDD LTE Massive MIMO commercial trials with Shentel and AT&T

Blue Danube Systems completes FDD LTE Massive MIMO commercial trials with Shentel and AT&T

Blue Danube Systems, a provider of mobile wireless access solutions, has announced that it has completed first commercial trials of its Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system in licensed FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) LTE spectrum. …

Sam Fenwick, 16th February 2017
Does Vodafone have ESN over a barrel?

Does Vodafone have ESN over a barrel?

The Home Office's plan to replace the Airwave TETRA network with the LTE-based Emergency Services Network could be faced with more turmoil, following the news that Motorola Solutions subcontractor Vodafone has announced its intention to switch off i…

Sam Fenwick, 1st February 2017
DNA boosts Finnish broadband coverage

DNA boosts Finnish broadband coverage

Finnish telecommunications group DNA has made spectrum in the 700 MHz band available to boost mobile broadband coverage, particularly in sparsely populated areas of the country. The move was accomplished in collaboration with Ericsson Radio System. E…

Philip Mason, 1st February 2017
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