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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.

Nokia rolls out extended ruggedized range

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia has announced the expansion of its industrial portfolio of ruggedized devices to incorporate a 5G standalone (SA) smartphone, field-routers and a 5G millimeter wave (mmW) hotspot device.

Nokia claims that the range will “allow more enterprises to connect ...

Notts County Council to create world’s first 5G forest

Nottinghamshire County Council has announced plans to invest in robot dogs, internet-controlled drones and a wireless upgrade at Sherwood Forest which it claims will make it the world's first 5G-connected forest.

The £10m trial, part-funded by the government's Rural Connected programme, ...

BroadWay project enters pilot phase

The final stage of the BroadWay project’s pre-commercial procurement (PCP) process is underway.

According to the project, this follows the awarding of two contracts to the “first ranked consortia of the phase 3 call-off competition,” following their successful completion of the previous ...

Broadband Forum pledges to merge 5G and fixed broadband

Major telecoms companies including BT, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Verizon have pledged their support to develop a new ‘Open Broadband’ standard which will see the convergence of 5G and fixed broadband.

According to the group, the goal of the new Broadband Forum project ‘Open ...

TfL & BAI forge £1bn international communications partnership

International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has announced the formation of a new £1bn communications infrastructure partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and BAI Communications.

The partnership claims it will “transform London into a smart city and boost connectivity ...

T-Mobile rolls out 3D-printed autonomous shuttles in smart city testbed

The U.S. city of Atlanta has become home to a new fleet of 5G-powered and 3D-printed autonomous shuttles launched as part of T-Mobile’s ongoing work in the smart city testbed.

The Peachtree Corners suburb of Atlanta is home to the Curiosity Lab smart city project, funded by the city and ...

Orange & Nokia enhance “circularity” to combat climate change

Global telecoms giants Orange and Nokia have agreed a dual commitment to reduce carbon emissions by making greater use of refurbished equipment in their network infrastructure.

As part of what the duo describe as a “groundbreaking agreement”, refurbished network equipment will be offered ...

Scottish National Park installs IoT monitoring

Internet of Things (IoT) services provider North has announced plans to install a range of gateways and sensor devices to “enhance the visitor experience” at the UK’s largest National Park situated in the the Scottish highlands.

The use of IoT sensors at Cairngorms National Park will ...

BAPCO appoints new chief operating officer

BAPCO has named Duncan Swan as the association’s new chief operating officer. The announcement was made by BAPCO president John Anthony at the opening of this week’s annual conference and exhibition, taking place in Coventry.

Swan will take up the part-time role at the beginning of March ...

Nokia launches first off-the-shelf Industrial Edge

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia has unveiled what it claims is the first-ever off-the-shelf, cloud native industrial edge to meet the mission-critical needs of asset-intensive industrial environments.

According to Nokia, the MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) will address “a new category of Industry ...

MANY makes North Yorkshire testing ground for OEMs

The Mobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY) project has announced it has created a testing ground which it is opening up to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to carry out in field-testing using a 5G Stand Alone network.

Working alongside Quickline Communications, MANY is testing the ...

New digital radios rolled out on Blackpool transport

TES Communication Solutions has announced it is supplying Blackpool's buses and trams with a digital radio upgrade which it claims will give drivers and controllers faster communications.

Blackpool Transport Services said the upgrade from analogue radios to a digital radio system will ...

Ericsson unveils 'new vision'

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has launched what it calls a "new brand vision" which focuses on tackling climate change and digital inclusion during an "era of hyper connectivity".

According to a statement by the company, its new vision has been launched to highlight "the positive ...

Mayor makes new guidelines for London’s use of smart city tech

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has published a new Emerging Technology Charter outlining guidelines for the trialling and deployment of new data-enabled smart city technology including face biometrics.

The mayor said he hoped the new charter would encourage local authorities, public services ...

West Midlands trials bowel cancer detection tool

West Midlands 5G has announced the launch of a collaborative trial which will see patients use a 5G-connected device at home to detect if they could have bowel cancer.

The device, developed alongside NHS Arden, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire University and CorporateHealth ...

Google drives ahead with Honda collaboration

All new Honda car models will feature in-built Google in-vehicle services as part of an enhanced collaboration between the duo focused on 5G voice assistance and navigation.

The Japanese car manufacturer said it is planning to begin featuring enhanced in-built Google services within all ...

Nokia launches 5G routing silicon

Nokia has announced the launch of its fifth generation IP routing silicon which it claims will set new benchmarks for IP network security and energy efficiency.

The Finnish telecoms giant’s new FP5 will enable service providers to “efficiently scale network capacity and enable new ...

Ericsson ‘revolutionises’ 5G Massive MIMO sector

Ericsson has announced the launch of an “ultra-light” 12 kg radio to its ‘Massive MIMO’ portfolio which it claims will “revolutionise” the sector offering easier 5G mid-band deployment.

The AIR3268 antenna-integrated radio has been designed for easier mid-band rollout in partnership ...

Liverpool 5G Create installs AI-assisted tech for preventing falls

Liverpool 5G Create has installed the first artificial intelligence-led (AI) technology to reduce falls among residents in two of the region’s care homes.

The health, social care and education project, which runs until March 2022, has begun two care home use cases for the Vitalerter ...

UK 5G download speeds accelerate in Q2

A new report has highlighted a “noticeable” increase in median download speeds and access to 5G networks across the UK following two years of “stagnant speeds”.

Ookla’s Q2 2021 Speedtest Intelligence report revealed that across the four leading mobile networks - EE, 02, Three and ...

TES Communications takes on Total UK Bitumen’s ‘chemical challenge’

Chemicals manufacturing specialist Total UK Bitumin has deployed a new two-way radio package from TES Communications featuring atmosphere explosive (ATEX) radio solutions.

TES designed a two-way call box which could allow for loading and unloading instructions to take place at a fixed ...

Virgin Media 02 takes flight with 5G rescue drones

Swiss drone company Fotokite has announced a new partnership with Virgin Media O2 to test 5G-enabled, tethered drones for use with emergency services.

The simulated rescue trials, which VMO2 claimed are the first ever in the UK, saw the tethered Fotokite Sigma system successfully tested ...

EE begins 5G deployment on 700MHz band

BT-owned mobile operator EE has announced it will begin rolling out 5G mobile broadband coverage across the newly released 700MHz band.

From October, EE users in Redditch, Morecambe and Cramlington will be able to access ultrafast 5G-based broadband on the spectrum released as part of ...

UScellular selects Nokia to roll-out 5G SA core network

Telecoms giant Nokia has announced that UScellular will deploy its hardware, software and services to enable the launch of a new 5G standalone (SA) core network.

The American mobile operator will deploy the 5G SA network across its five million customer network to deliver high speeds ...

Vodafone & Ericsson trial energy-efficient 5G radio

Ericsson and Vodafone have completed the first deployment of a new energy-efficient 5G radio in London as part of a collaboration to halve network energy performance.

The controlled deployment of Ericsson’s antenna-integrated radio solution, the AIR 3227, at Vodafone’s Speechmark ...
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