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South East police forces deploy evidence automation system

A consortium of four UK police forces are rolling-out NICE’s Investigate digital evidence management solution.

Operating under the acronym SERIP (the South East Regional Integrated Policing Programme), the forces involved are Hampshire, Thames Valley, Surrey and Sussex. According to ...

MNO extends help to UK small businesses

Vodafone UK has announced what it’s calling a “broadband rescue package” for five million UK small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement, the offer will involve making the company's Unlimited Business Broadband and Microsoft 365 Business Standard free for six ...

Major UK airport rolls-out drone threat management system

Bristol Airport is installing Clearsky, an anti-drone solution manufactured by telent, in collaboration with Digital Global Systems (DGS).

According to a statement, the technology will enable local security forces to “accurately detect, identify, and monitor” drone activity taking place ...

Broadband provider offers free 5G for US emergency services

T-Mobile has offered “free service and 5G access” for ten years to all US first responder agencies as part of its Connecting Heroes initiative.

The move - which according to the company will cost around $7 billion – will provide unlimited smartphone data, text and voice “with the highest ...

Sizeable increase in global small cell deployment predicted

Privately rolled-out enterprise networks will drive the small cell market to 26 million units by 2026, according to a report published this week by Rethink Technology Research.

The cells, according to the organisation’s RAN Research service, will be “increasingly diverse in form, ranging ...

'Critical Updates' webinar series announced

?TCCA is hosting a number of ‘Critical Update’ webinars for members of the critical communications community, taking place in May, June and July of this year.

The first of these - Mission Critical Services (MCX) ETSI Plugtests: Results and Future Plans - is scheduled for this Thursday, ...

UK government launches COVID-19 social care app

A new digital solution has been developed to provide UK adult social care workers with a “single digital hub” for updated Coronavirus information, guidance on infection control, as well as wellbeing support.

According to a statement, the Care Workforce app - which was developed by NHSX ...


Coronavirus contact tracing solution launched

Everbridge has developed a product aimed at helping businesses get back to business as usual, by speeding up contact tracing.

According to the company, the solution provides an “automated approach” to tracking exposure to the virus in the workplace. It does this by leveraging “225 ...

COVID 19 apps added to Pronto

?Motorola Solutions has developed two new features for its Pronto mobile working solution, in order to help UK police users maintain social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

These consist of a ‘ticket’ app, which removes the need for officers to issue members of the public ...


Drones to deliver NHS supplies to Isle of Wight

The government has announced a plan to start the regular drone delivery of medical supplies to the Isle of Wight.

In March, the government announced its partnership with Solent Transport and its plan to fund over £28 million into developing new flight technologies. Grant Schnapps, ...



Facebook and Samsung donate thousands of devices to the NHS

Facebook and Samsung have donated smartphones and Portal-video calling screens to enhance the communications of those on the frontline of COVID-19.

Mobile giant Samsung is donating 2,000 smartphones to the NHS, for staff to use in Nightingale hospitals.It will provide Galaxy XCover 4s ...

UK confirms plans for coronavirus tracking app

The government is working with Google and Apple to release an NHS app that alerts users when they have come into close contact with any virus carriers.

Health secretary Matt Hancock announced at the government's daily press briefing on Sunday that the NHS is "working closely with the ...




Hytera ensures hospitals communicate safely during COVID-19 outbreak

Hytera has donated more than 2,200 DMR radios to ensure effective communication throughout China's fight against coronavirus.

As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread, donations and support from all walks of life are being delivered to Hubei province. Hytera, market-leader in ...

Coronavirus: how are mobile networks helping?

Mobile network operators are playing a vital role in managing the coronavirus crisis, including updating citizens and enabling employees to work remotely.

With the sudden growth in home working, mobile networks have had to adjust to different usage patterns. Scott Petty, Vodafone UK’s ...

Coronavirus: how can you keep devices clean?

Motorola Solutions has issued cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for its radios, body-worn cameras and accessories in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Many users will need to continue working throughout this crisis, especially those that fall into key worker categories ...

Ofcom outlines how it will measure Shared Rural Network compliance

Ofcom has published details of how it will assess whether mobile network operators are complying with the coverage commitments set out in the Shared Rural Network agreement.

Under the terms of the deal, EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest in a network of new and existing phone masts, ...

Critical Communications World 2020 rescheduled to November

Critical Communications World 2020 will now be held between 3rd and 5th November, due to the current circumstances around coronavirus.

The event was previously planned to be held in June, and will remain at the IFEMA in Madrid, Spain. Tony Gray, chief executive of TCCA, said, “It is ...

EE switches on 4G on the London Underground

EE is now offering 4G mobile coverage in tube stations and tunnels on the eastern half of the Jubilee Line as part of a Transport for London (TfL) pilot.

The service went live yesterday and, as previously announced, the pilot covers the platforms and tunnels between Westminster and ...
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