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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.

Former Vodafone CTO to chair BAI

Communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications (BAI) has announced the appointment of former Vodafone chief technology officer Steve Pusey as chair of the board.

Pusey brings more than three decades of experience in telecommunications to the role including nine years as CTO at ...

Freshwave lands first Scottish leisure park private network

Network service provider Freshwave has announced the successful launch of the first 4G private mobile network at a pair of leisure parks in Scotland.

The Verdant Leisure-owned Erigmore and Thurston Manor Leisure Parks will offer what Freshwave claimed will be “improved wireless ...

Ofcom launches consultation to boost mobile signals

Communications regulator Ofcom has announced the launch of a consultation on new regulations that it claims will support improved mobile reception in homes across the UK.

The proposed regulations will support the creation of a wider range of indoor mobile repeaters, which can be used in ...

Huawei unveils full-stack data centre

International communications giant Huawei has announced a range of new solutions for data centre and intelligent campus scenarios.

According to Huawei, the full-stack data centre solution has been designed to “help enterprises embrace modern data centres” by leveraging the power of ...

AML becomes mandatory in Europe

ETSI has announced that, as of March 17, all smartphones sold in Europe are required to comply with Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for emergency communications.

AML enables the handset to automatically send user location information when contacting the emergency services. It was ...

Bernabéu to host largest Wi-Fi 6 stadium network in Europe

Europe’s most successful football team, Real Madrid, has agreed a deal with Cisco which it claims will make the club’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium one of the most technologically-advanced sporting venues in the world.

The agreement will see the San Jose-based technology conglomerate ...

Partnership aims to create ‘internet of critical comms’

Cobham SATCOM has announced a strategic partnership with Hypha by Wireless Innovation.

According to Cobham, the move is intended to “facilitate more resilient communication capabilities worldwide for first responders, utilities workers and oil & gas crews.” This will in part be achieved ...

Fyma fits AI across London’s Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London has partnered with artificial intelligence (AI) computer vision company Fyma to transform CCTV cameras across the 560 acre park into smart devices.

Following the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, the park has been converted into a business, ...

Comms giant develops ‘green’ 5G solution

Huawei has launched what it calls the world's first ‘Giga Green’ 5G base station site, designed for “optimal energy efficiency and performance.”

According to a statement released by the company, the initiative leverages its ultra-wideband RRU and BladeAAU Pro solutions, in order to cut ...

WWL Hospitals implements new telephony comms

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has announced an expansion of its partnership with unified communications specialist Cinos to replace its telephony system with an IP (internet protocol) solution.

The hospitals group in the North West of England ...

Qualcomm unveils world first Wi-Fi 7 chip

US telecoms giant Qualcomm has unveiled what it claims is the “world’s first” Wi-Fi 7 compatible product, the FastConnect 7800 connectivity chip.

Qualcomm is expected to release the FastConnect 7800 in the second half of 2022, paving the way for it to be included in compatible devices ...

BT unveils new 5G XR sports offerings

Telecoms giant BT has unveiled the first prototypes from its 5G Edge-XR project which it claims will “re-imagine how we watch and perform sports through virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and extended mixed reality (XR) applications”.

The project, which combines the brand’s EE 5G network and ...

Dominican Republic completes TETRA network

The Dominican Ministry of the Interior has announced it has achieved nationwide radio coverage for its Public Safety TETRA network.

The completed TETRA network comprises more than 200 base stations and is used by all police and rescue forces in the country as well as all the 911 ...

Australian company deploys space-age comms

D2N has provided radio communications to Southern Launch, a ‘rocket launch service’ company based in Australia.

According to a statement, the rollout included a two-way radio network provided by Hytera, alongside Kiloview IP video encoders. Key requirements for the overall system ...

Amdocs expands digital services platform

Israeli-American communications giant Amdocs has announced the expansion of its digital services capabilities at Mobile World Congress 2022.

In a move the St Louis-based company claimed would "accelerate the industry’s journey to the cloud, improve business operations, and drive ...

Nokia deploys world first 5G Edge Slicing solution at MWC

Nokia has unveiled plans to complete the world’s first deployment of 5G Edge Slicing alongside mobile operators Cellcom and Telia on a live commercial network at Mobile World Congress 2022.

According to Nokia, the Edge Slicing solution will allow operators to offer enterprise customers ...

Cisco teams with Rakuten to accelerate O-RAN cloud

Global technology giant Cisco has announced a new strategic partnership with Rakuten Mobile to create cloud-native 5G mobile networks based on Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) technology.

The companies announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at Mobile World Congress 2022 ...

HTC ‘Reigns’ with new 5G solution

HTC VIVE has announced the launch of a new portable private 5G solution, the Reign Core, at Mobile World Congress 2022.

Designed in collaboration with recently acquired HTC subsidiary, G Reign, and Californian server specialist Supermicro, the Reign Core is complaint with 3GPP and Open ...

Huawei updates broadband network offering

Huawei has launched several new 5G infrastructure solutions at Mobile World Congress 2022, taking place this week in Barcelona.

Products included third generation TDD M-MIMO, as well as FDD ultra-wideband multi-antenna solutions. The company also introduced new IntelligentRAN ...

Singtel creates 5G+Edge combined platform

Singaporean telecoms conglomerate Singtel has launched what it describes as an “all-in-one platform” that uses its 5G network to combine with Edge Computing functionality as part of Mobile World Congress 2022.

The platform called Paragon can be used for on-demand 5G network slicing, ...

Leading UK MNOs credit calls to Ukraine & waive roaming charges

Major British telecoms companies have united to make it free for their networks' users to call Ukraine and cover the roaming charges of any customers in the country.

Vodafone UK was the first major mobile network operator (MNO) to announce the move as chief executive Ahmed Essam Shelbaya ...

MK Dons make 5G broadcast history

Government-backed consortium 5G VISTA has announced the successful trial of what it claims is the first-ever 5G broadcast of at a live sporting event in the UK.

Fans at Stadium MK for the EFL League One match between MK Dons and Ipswich Town earlier this month were able to try out a ...

South Pacific gets Smart Islands upgrade

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider ICTnexus has announced plans to deploy a LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) on the Cook Islands as part of its ‘Smart Islands’ project.

The network on the islands, which sit some 2,000 miles north of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean, ...

Nokia makes 450connect to enhance German critical infrastructure network

Telecoms giant Nokia has teamed up with German energy and water supply joint venture 450connect to build an LTE450 radio network for the country’s critical infrastructure.

The deal will reportedly cover the supply of radio system technology for the 450 MHz network, including the central ...

Sutton secures open access 5G deals

Network service providers Freshwave and Ontix have both announced open access mobile infrastructure agreements with Sutton Council.

Businesses in the South London Borough of Sutton are expected to see an improvement in the area’s 4G and 5G mobile coverage as a result of the two ...
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