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Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news on developments within radio technology and wireless communications. Updated daily, our news section covers policy and regulation, product developments, contract awards, project deployments, research, and appointments for those with an interest in the provision of wireless communications in a mission-critical or business-critical environment.


Ofcom chairman Dame Patricia Hodgson's term extended to 2018

The Government has today (18 July) extended Ofcom chairman Dame Patricia Hodgson’s term for a further year to 2018.

Hodgson was appointed Chairman of Ofcom for three years from April 2014, but the one-year extension will ensure that she remains as chairman to oversee the conclusions of ...


Icom provides VHF radio handhelds for RTYC Ramsgate regatta event

Icom UK will provide radio communications to the Royal Temple Yacht Club (RTYC) in Ramsgate for its annual regatta, from 24-29 July.

The company will supply the event’s organisers with six IC-M73 marine handheld VHF radios to help with the communications between land and water. The race ...

CLX completes £89 million acquisition of Mblox

CLX Communications AB has completed its acquisition of Mblox Incorporated, a cloud-based mobile messaging provider, gaining access to 100 per cent of Mblox shares and paying $117 million (£89 million) in cash.

The acquisition strengthens CLX’s position for providing cloud-based ...



Luminet and CCS to roll-out small cell network across London

Luminet and CCS have today (4 July) announced that they have partnered and have planned the roll out of a small backhaul and enterprise network across London, which will enable enterprises to receive up to 1Gbps internet access and provide mobile operators with readily-available wireless backhaul ...

CMA unconditionally clears Motorola Solutions' Airwave acquisition

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today (1 July) unconditionally cleared Motorola Solutions’ acquisition of Airwave. The announcement by the CMA concludes its investigation.

Motorola Solutions completed its acquisition of Airwave, the operator of the TETRA network used by ...

North Wales Police opt for Frequentis' 3020 LifeX integration platform

?Frequentis will supply its web-browser based 3020 LifeX integration platform for Public Safety control room ICT solutions to North Wales Police, according to John Gurney, Frequentis UK’s managing director, who told journalists the news at a company press conference yesterday (23 June) at the ...

Cambium Networks launches Massive MU-MiMo wireless access point

Cambium Networks, a global wireless broadband solutions provider, has debuted the PMP 450m, the first product to include the company’s cnMedusa™ technology, which it claims allows MNOs to offer “5G like speeds surpassing DSL and cable while offering throughput comparable to fibre".


Brexit: majority of technology professionals for remain

Juniper Research has revealed that 65 per cent of the UK technology professionals it surveyed believe Brexit “would have a negative impact on the tech industry”.

The research paper, Brexit – the Tech Industry Take (published on 20 June), surveyed 109 UK technology professionals to ...

ANT Telecom supplies lone worker system to Paralloy

ANT Telecom has provided Paralloy, a manufacturer of specialist cast tubes and fittings for use in high temperature and corrosive environments, with a lone worker solution to enhance the safety of its ‘at risk’ employees. This category includes those working at height and with hazardous materials, ...

Ubuntu App Store announced for LimeSDR developed applications

Lime Micro, a creator of field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has announced that Ubuntu – an open source software platform – is developing an App Store for LimeSDR that can be accessed once its crowd funding campaign successfully reaches its $500,000 (£342,000) ...

WBA study: London is the world's 'most connected major global city'

An independent research study commissioned by the Wireless Broadband Alliance has revealed that London is the most connected major global city with eight per cent of the population unconnected, while 57 per cent of the global urban population remains unconnected.

The study found that ...

Double telecommunication satellite launch breaks payload world record

The Ariane 5 launcher, specialised in sending heavy payloads into the Earth's orbit, has broken its own record by launching two telecommunication satellites, together weighing almost 11 tonnes, out of the Earth’s gravitational field.

The Echostar 18 and BRISAT satellite launch, which ...

Simoco releases DMR products Pulse Air Pro and Pulse Elite

Simoco has expanded its DMR telemetry portfolio by launching two new devices, the Pulse AIR Pro advanced data modem and the Pulse ELITE integrated remote telemetry unit (RTU).

Building on the initial Simoco Pulse AIR data modem, which is specifically designed for customers who have ...

Arqiva selected by Panasonic for inflight Wi-Fi

Arqiva, a communications infrastructure and media services company, has been selected by Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide its hosting, connectivity and teleport uplink services through Telesat’s new high throughput satellite (HTS) Telstar 12 VANTAGE.

The multi-year contract will ...


ETSI publishes Harmonised Standards for new EU Radio Equipment Directive

The new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) came into force in Europe on 13 June, having been published in May 2014. ETSI is developing and publishing Harmonised European Standards to support the directive and these are the preferred means for manufacturers to comply with the regulation. Equipment that ...

Full speed ahead for West Scotland ferry operator’s Wi-Fi network rollout

Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), a ferry operator serving Scotland’s western seaboard and the Hebrides, has announced that almost half of its 200-mile long network is now live with free public access Wi-Fi, with the remainder to be completed in early July. In total, 88 vessels and land-based ...

Vodafone and Ericsson bring briefcase sized base stations to London

Vodafone UK and Ericsson have introduced new mini base stations, which are housed in briefcase-sized radio to boost reception and help reduce road congestion. The small size of the radio units eliminates the need to deploy large cranes when installing mobile network cell sites, as engineers can ...

Vodafone wins contract to build EDF Energy's new communications network

Vodafone has announced a new ten year, multi-million pound contract with EDF Energy to update and transform the company’s communications and IT infrastructure for all its generation business facilities in the UK, including nine offices, three data centres and 11 power stations.

The new ...

Maxxwave launches AmbiIoT: a UK mission-critical IoT network

Maxxwave has announced that it has launched a UK mission critical IoT network: AmbiIoT. Powered by the Ambitalk radio network, it offers coverage of much of the UK, with a range of up to 40 miles available from each transmitter site. Maxxwave claims that Ambitalk is the UK's largest PAMR radio ...

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