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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.

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 ...

Remote NG eCall interoperability tests announced

ETSI is launching a virtual Next Generation eCall plugtests event, taking place in the Autumn.

According to the organisation, the event will focus specifically on interoperability, based on test descriptions defined in ETSI TS 103 683. It will be hosted remotely by interoperability test ...

Mesh networking solution leverages smart phones and IoT devices

Wyld Networks has launched a new mesh networking product, including features to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

According to the company, the Wyld Mesh solution operates by using nearby smartphones and IoT devices to form an impromptu ‘multihop’ network. Its attendant Wyld Fusion ...

Government removes Huawei from UK 5G

The UK government has made the decision to “completely remove” Huawei from 5G networks by the end of 2027.

According to a statement, the move comes in the light of “new advice” produced by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) “on the impact of US sanctions [issued in May] against ...

Hytera develops remote temperature detection tech

Hytera has developed a new temperature screening solution to help stop the spread of COVID-19, designed for deployment in ‘high traffic’ public areas.

According to the company, the technology provides instant non-contact, preliminary temperature screening alongside access control, using ...

UK comms supplier wins Motorola partner award

Radiocoms Systems has been awarded ‘top sales performer’ by Motorola Solutions.

According to a statement released by the company, this follows its record of “designing and deploying new and innovative communications solutions” incorporating Motorola two-way radio, infrastructure and ...

Hamburg future-proofs emergency services control room

Germany's second largest city is rolling out Frequentis’ 3020 LifeX control room software solution for its police and fire services.

According to the company, the technology will enable “uniform communication across telephone and digital radio” as well as preparing the services for “the ...

Hospitality ‘track and trace’ app developed in a day

Tech start-up Zing has developed a free app to help pubs and restaurants securely capture customer details during the sector’s current tentative re-opening.

According to the company, the ‘Safe 2 Serve’ app was created in a single day, using the Twilio platform. It is currently being used ...

Motorola updates retail radio range

Motorola Solutions is launching a new version of its CLP two-way radio in the form of the CLPe. The product is aimed in particular at the gradually reopening retail and hospitality sectors.

According to the company, the product is designed to be carried through extended shifts, and is ...

Hytera partner signs 5G health agreement

Thai operator TRUE has developed its partnership with Bangkok’s Siriraj hospital via a “5G network strategic cooperation” agreement.

According to a statement, Hytera has worked with TRUE to jointly develop an integrated PoC solution for the healthcare sector. Speaking of the technology, ...

Continental public safety broadband initiative moves to next phase

The BroadWay project has entered its second phase, with stakeholders now attempting to develop prototype technology over the course of the next ten months.

This follows a recent contract signing involving three competing consortia, alongside lead procurer Astrid SA. The consortia are led ...

UK FRS combines Motorola control room solutions

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is rolling-out several Motorola Solutions control room products as part of its digital transformation programme.

These include its CommandCentral CRS, CommandCentral Vault, as well as an integrated CAD solution from the company’s partner 3tc. ...

Nokia launches 5G network slicing product

Nokia has announced cloud-native Digital Operations Center software to help drive the monetisation of 5G.

According to Nokia, the purpose of the software is to give communication service providers “new revenue-enhancing opportunities with an automated platform that manages 5G slice-based ...

COVID-19 'track and trace' standards group sets timescale

The ETSI ‘Europe for Privacy-Preserving Pandemic Protection’ (E4P) industry specification group has held its first two meetings, and set out its work programme.

The group aims to contribute to the development of backwards-compatible/interoperable proximity tracing applications, currently ...

Vehicle charger provides video alerts to Californian first responders

Electric vehicle charging specialist Volta has launched a new service for displaying signage-based safety alerts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Volta Response System - which has already been deployed in Huntington Beach, California - is designed to be “easily activated at the request ...
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