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Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news, as well as developments within radio technology and wireless communications. Our news section covers policy and regulation, product developments, contract awards, project deployments, research, appointments and more. It is catered towards those with an interest in the use of wireless communications in a mission/business critical environment.

Overton to lead BT’s focus on 5G and IoT

Telecoms giant BT has appointed Marc Overton to head up its newly created ‘Division X’, which will focus on developing 5G private network, Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge computing solutions for businesses.

Overton will join the business on 14 February and said Division X will support ...

Nokia deploys Europe’s first AI railway safety solution

Nokia has teamed up with Schweizer Electronics to deploy what the duo claim is the first artificial intelligence (AI) railroad crossing safety solution in Europe.

The AI-based Nokia Scene Analytics solution being deployed by Swiss public transport operator Baselland Transport (BLT) in ...

Axione to begin £300m FTTP rollout in Fife

Newly launched fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) wholesaler Axione UK has applied for planning permission to begin its £300m full-fibre rollout in Scotland.

The UK subsidiary of French firm Axione Fibre has made an application to Fife Council for permission to install four new street ...

IoMT to expand to 7m devices by 2026

Smart hospitals are projected to deploy 7.4m devices connected to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices over the next four years according to a new study by Juniper Research.

The concept of the IoMT involves healthcare providers using edge computing and connected devices such as ...

All systems go for BAPCO 2022

Registration has opened for the 2022 BAPCO Conference & Exhibition, taking place in March of this year.

Discussing the event in a statement, organisers said: “BAPCO 2022 will follow on from the success of last year’s show, which took place in October. As ever, it will include a variety ...

LA Live receives multi-carrier 5G connectivity

BAI-owned Mobilitie has partnered with AEG to host a 5G multi-carrier wireless network spanning the entire 5m sq ft LA LIVE sports and entertainment district.

The California complex which includes the home of the LA Lakers, LA Clippers, LA Kings and the Grammy Awards, the Crypto.com ...

Nokia expands 5G presence in Baltics

Finnish communications giant Nokia has announced a pair of deals to expand its 5G partnerships with Elisa Estonia and Tele2 across Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Elisa Estonia has agreed a nationwide 5G RAN deployment with Nokia, who will replace the country’s existing 4G ...

Ericsson adds HERE mapping tech to Industry 4.0 Ecosystem

Global technology giant Ericsson has teamed up with location data specialists HERE Technologies to develop customisable digital maps of mining projects.

The collaboration, which will see HERE become part of Ericsson’s Industry 4.0 Partner Ecosystem, will see the two companies focus on ...

CCW 2022 call for content

TCCA has issued the call for content for the upcoming Critical Communications World 2022, taking place at Messe Wien Congress Centre in Austria, from June 21-23.

his year’s event will have the theme ‘Evolving the Ecosystem’, and in a statement the organisers said “the programme theme for ...

MK Dons kick off UK's largest driverless car trial

The UK’s largest trial of driverless cars on public roads has begun in Milton Keynes with a pilot period supported by football club MK Dons.

Remote driving car app developer Imperium Drive has teamed up with the football club and Milton Keynes Council to allow people to order a ...

WWF takes flight with first-ever drone monitoring trial

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has announced positive results from what it claims are the first-ever drone monitoring tests on frozen islands in the Siberian seas.

For the trial, WWF provided the Wrangel Island Nature Reserve with four quadcopters, including two with thermal ...

Half of UK has outdoor 5G coverage

More than half of the properties in the UK are located in an area with outdoor 5G coverage from at least one network operator according to the latest statistics from communications regulator Ofcom.

The first ever 5G coverage data compiled for Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations Report also ...

Uplink speed record set by Ericsson

Ericsson has teamed up with Telstra and Qualcomm to achieve the highest uplink peak rate ever recorded using 5G dual connectivity and carrier aggregation.

Using Ericsson’s New Radio-Dual Connectivity (NR-DC) software, a smartphone test device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 5G ...

Merry Christmas for Vodafone text message auction

Vodafone has raised close to £100,000 for charity by auctioning a non-fungible token (NFT) of the world’s first ever SMS text message, which simply reads ‘Merry Christmas’.

Having secured a winning bid of £90,800 in Ether cryptocurrency at an auction in Paris for the NFT - a unique ...

Chewton Glen Hotel gains two-way radio solution

Premier Communications Electronics (PCE) has completed a successful trial roll-out of Motorola’s digital two-radio solutions at the 18th century Chewton Glen estate in Hampshire.

Chewton Glen, an estate which contains a luxury hotel within a country house building, treehouse apartments, ...

Three and EE deliver connectivity across entire London Underground

Leading mobile network operators Three UK and EE have agreed a deal with BAI Communications and Transport for London (TfL) to provide high-speed mobile connectivity across the whole London Underground network for the first time.

All ticket halls, platforms and tunnels across the current ...

Hyperoptic hires new MD

Hyperfast full-fibre broadband provider Hyperoptic has announced the appointment of a new managing director for its infrastructure team.

Former Openreach fibre build director Lisa Neale will be responsible for delivering the company’s network rollout ambitions. Neale will report ...

Qualcomm digitally reimagines Parisian masterpiece

US telecoms giant Qualcomm has unveiled a digital reimagining of Eugène Delacroix’s 1830 French masterpiece ‘Liberty Leading the People’ at the Louvre gallery in Paris, France.

According to Qualcomm, the artwork was created by Élina Kechicheva to remind viewers of the role that ...

EE sets new 4G target for Shared Rural Network

BT-owned EE has announced plans to upgrade more than 2,000 mobile sites to 4G by June 2024 as part of the operator's commitment to the Shared Rural Network (SRN).

The government and four of the UK's leading mobile network operators - EE, O2 (now Virgin Media 02), Three UK and Vodafone – ...

Government delivers £36m O-RAN funding

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the 14 projects which will receive funding from the Future RAN Competition (FRANC).

The funding forms part of the government’s 5G Diversification Strategy which aims to “reduce over-reliance on a small number of telecoms ...

Council selects Cellnex for 5G private network

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has awarded Cellnex UK its first council contract to design and build a 5G private network.

The 10-year contract will see the neutral host giant build a dedicated mobile network, comprising a 5G core and radio access network, in Basingstoke’s ...

Ofcom sets 3G spectrum prices & aims to unlock Terahertz spectrum

UK communications regulator Ofcom has announced its new annual licence fees for the paired 2100 MHz spectrum band which covers 3G services.

This spectrum was originally auctioned in 2000 for a fixed licence term of 20 years, to deliver 3G services, and is currently held by the four ...

5G revenues projected to break $600bn by 2026

5G networks will account for more than three quarters of global mobile operator (GMOs) revenues by 2026, according to a new report by Juniper Research.

Market research specialist firm Juniper estimated 5G revenues will exceed $600bn within five years to provide 77% of GMO revenue. It ...

Nokia demos first UK 25G PON for 5G backhaul

Nokia has teamed up with full-fibre network operator CityFibre and the Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) to carry out what the duo claim is the UK’s first successful trial of a 25G passive optical network (PON) to fuel backhaul capacity for a 5G network.

The successful test, which was conducted ...

VMO2 completes UK-wide gigabit upgrade

Virgin Media O2 has announced the completion of its nationwide gigabit upgrade to achieve 1130Mbps download and 52Mbps upload speeds across 15.5 million properties in the UK.

The “milestone” move, which VMO2 chief executive Lutz Schuler claimed was achieved “four years ahead of ...
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