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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.

TCCA MCX control room collaboration

TCCA has collaborated with German critical communications organisation PMeV Netzwerk Sichere Kommunikation on guidelines to help control rooms connect to mission critical services in 4G/5G.

According to a statement, a number of international control centre operators are also ...


WBA survey: roaming a key strategy for businesses

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has stated that 79 per cent of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises have adopted its OpenRoaming standard as part of their business planning.

The claim was made following a cross-industry survey of the aforementioned ...

CCWeek content available on demand

The organisers of Critical Communications Week have announced that all presentations from the event are being made available from this week.

Speaking of the move, a spokesperson for Mark Allen Exhibitions said: “CCWeek was a landmark event, and we're excited to now be able to share every ...

Swisscom rolls-out remote coverage solution

Telecommunications provider Swisscom has announced its deployment of Nokia FastMile 5G receivers in rural areas of Switzerland.

According to the latter company, the roll-out is intended to help provide “ultra-fast” broadband to remote parts of the country. Nokia will be Swisscom’s ...

ESN A2G tests culminate in successful Kodiak demo

The final stage of the Emergency Services Network air to ground technical demonstrator programme (TDP) has been completed, including a successful in-flight demonstration of the Kodiak MCPTT app.

According to Cobham - which conducted the TDP in collaboration with QinetiQ - “encouraging ...

Online ICCAs showcase sector innovation

The winners have been announced of the 2020 International Critical Communications Awards, which this year took place online at the inaugural Critical Communications Week.

Presentations were delivered by finalists across the course of the event’s five days, with the judges having whittled ...

Ericsson completes Cradlepoint acquisition

Ericsson has completed its acquisition of Cradlepoint, which provides wireless WAN edge 4G/5G solutions for the enterprise market. According to Ericsson, the investment is key to its “ongoing strategy of capturing market share in the rapidly expanding 5G enterprise space.”

A spokesperson ...

Motorola Solutions announces new TETRA device

Motorola Solutions has launched the MXP600, a new TETRA radio designed to integrate with emergency services’ increasing use of 4G.

According to the company, functionality includes smartphone pairing via an embedded NFC chip alongside Bluetooth 5.0. Users will also have access to a ...

Avon FRS collaborates with comms giant

Avon Fire and Rescue Service and Airbus have developed new command software designed to be the “first step” in fully digitising the incident ground.

According to a statement, the solution collates operational information, mapping, GPS data, communications as well as real time tracking. ...

ETSI launches new radio interface for IoT

ETSI has launched a new set of DECT-2020 New Radio standards - the ETSI TS 103 636 series.

According to the organisation, the new standard “defines an advanced radio interface applying modern radio technologies. It is designed to provide a slim but powerful technology foundation for ...

Major MCPTT landmark reached

The first pre-verification of a Mission Critical Push-to-Talk conformance test case has been achieved.

According to a statement issued by TCCA, the aforementioned test case utilised a TTCN-3 tester from MCS-TaaSting, in conjunction with a mission critical services (MCX/MCS) client ...

Virtual ICCAs launch as part of Critical Communications Week

TCCA has launched this year’s International Critical Communications Awards (ICCAs), running alongside the online Critical Communications Week event in November.

The ICCAs are the most prestigious awards in the critical communications sector. As in previous years, they will celebrate ...

Motorola Solutions joins CCWeek as Brand Leader sponsor

Critical Communications Week has announced Motorola Solutions as one of its 'Brand Leader' sponsors at this year's virtual event.

According to a statement, Motorola Solutions will use CCWeek to unveil its "full eco-system of mission-critical communication solutions." This will include ...

Erillisverkot issues device request

The Virve 2.0 emergency services broadband project in Finland has published a request for information relating to end user devices.

According to a statement released by Virve operator the Erillisverkot Group, the request concerns “the types of devices that users want or expect to use, ...

UK police air service carries out UAV trials

The National Police Air Service has conducted an initial evaluation of drone technology in order to examine its potential value on the frontline.

The trial included a series of simulated ‘police aviation scenarios,’ currently fulfilled by the organisation’s existing national fleet of ...

TCCA announces online Coronavirus event

TCCA will be hosting a webinar looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the critical communications sector.

The event - which takes place this Wednesday September 16 - will see Omdia delivering highlights of its extensive research into the topic, as conducted over the last few months. ...

Critical Communications Week opens for registration

TCCA has launched registration for Critical Communications Week, the new free-to-attend event aimed at bringing the global sector together to network and share learning within the virtual space.

Taking place from 2-6 November this year, CCWeek will consist of a world-class conference ...

Nokia router gets FirstNet sign-off

Nokia’s 7705 SAR-Hmc wireless service aggregation router has been certified for use on FirstNet.

According to the company, the device is designed to extend service routing to “remote sites, hubs and network edges” while also supporting smart grid distribution automation. It integrates ...

Frequentis expands portfolio with new investment

Frequentis has acquired a 15 per cent shareholding in Spanish software specialist Nemergent Solutions.

The latter company – which has its headquarters in Bilbao – develops mission critical services, including MCPTT via LTE. According to Frequentis, Nemergent is currently involved in a ...

APD announces Emergency Services Network milestone

Control room specialist APD has issued a statement claiming to be the first UK supplier to complete ESN proof of concept feature testing from a UK-hosted reference environment.

According to the company, this covers secure sign-in/authentication, group calls, and emergency activation ...

Co-op invests in tech to combat crime increase

UK retailer the Co-op is rolling out Motorola Solutions' body worn video cameras to mitigate incidents of violence and theft taking place in store.

The company will provide an initial 1,000 of its VT100 cameras to 250 outlets, thereby providing the ability to stream video in real time to ...

‘Industry 4.0’ roll-out at world’s largest iron ore mine

Nokia is partnering with telecommunications company Vivo to provide private LTE at the Carajás iron ore mine in Brazil.

According to Nokia, the network will play an integral part in the planned deployment of autonomous drill platforms and trucks by mine operator Vale. The service will ...

ESN London transport roll-out gets a step closer

Capita has won the contract to design and deliver “key elements of network infrastructure” underpinning Emergency Services Network operation on the London Underground.

According to the company, the scope of the agreement includes the installation and testing of both the local area ...

Nokia announces 5G networking for industrial use cases

Nokia has launched new standalone private networking 5G solutions, designed to “provide a roadmap to fulfilling the needs of the most demanding industrial and manufacturing use cases.”

According to the company, development has coincided with in-situ trials taking place with customers and ...
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