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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.

New Motorola outdoor camera uses AI to detect unusual events

Motorola Solutions has strengthened its video security portfolio with the launch of a new outdoor camera that uses AI-powered unusual motion detection (UMD) technology.

The Avigilon H5M camera can handle tough environmental conditions, is compact in size and seamlessly integrates with ...

Ofcom appoints Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive

The Ofcom Board has announced the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive. It has also said Lord Burns, its chairman, will step down by the end of the year.

Dawes was rumoured to have been selected by Ofcom back in November, but her appointment could not be confirmed until ...

EXFO launches intelligent network automation platform

EXFO has launched an intelligent automation platform designed to enable mobile network operators to deliver ultra-reliable, high-quality 5G service.

The Nova Adaptive Service Assurance (Nova A|SA) platform automatically provides the right data at the right time to make sense of network ...

Nokia & SoftBank complete ‘world-first’ 5G connected car test

?Nokia and SoftBank have completed tests demonstrating that non-standalone 5G technology can be used to operate connected cars.

Non-standalone 5G uses existing LTE radio and packet core infrastructure as a basis, with 5G-NR radio layers on top. This allows for connectivity between LTE ...

Control room heroes shortlisted

The finalists have been announced for the APD Control Room Awards. Now in its third year, the awards shine a light on individuals and teams who go above and beyond.

A total of almost 400 nominations were received from 80 organisations for the 2020 awards, with each nominee receiving a ...

Sepura shortlisted for Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards

Sepura has been shortlisted for “Large Business of the Year” at the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards 2020.

This follows the company achieving record revenues around the world in 2019, including in the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Canada and Oman.Other highlights of 2019 include: ...

Rail connectivity progress stalls

The National Infrastructure Commission has warned that progress on mobile connectivity on rail has stalled since the government accepted the findings of its 2016 Connected Future report.

In its new report on the progress of its recommendations – Connected Future: Getting back on track – ...

Economic viability of UK 5G networks questioned

Stephen Lerner, general counsel & regulatory affairs director at Three, has outlined the “various forces are limiting the economic viability of 5G at an industry level”.

In a LinkedIn blog post, Lerner explained that adequately addressing four areas – concerning spectrum, site upgrades, ...

Good news for Wi-Fi as regulators free up more spectrum

Ofcom is the latest national communications regulator to propose opening up more spectrum for Wi-Fi – a move that will be welcomed by the industry.

The Wi-Fi industry has been lobbying national regulators for years to provide more spectrum as the two main existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi ...

MIT researchers pioneer new method for improving wireless signals

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have revealed a prototype designed to deliver more efficient wireless signals.

Efforts to deliver faster internet speeds has previously focused on adding antennas to either the transmitter or the ...

Network operator AI spend to reach $15bn by 2024

Total operator spend on AI solutions will exceed $15 billion by 2024, according to a new study from Juniper Research. This is up from from $3 billion in 2020.

Network optimisation and fraud mitigation solutions were identified as the most highly sought-after AI-based services over the ...

Research reveals mobile network performance ‘sweet spot’

Global Wireless Solutions has completed a nationwide assessment to understand the UK customer experience of mobile network performance.

GWS combined controlled scientific network testing with a deep analysis of consumer behaviour and expectations of performance. Its engineers collected ...

Nokia launches cloud-native network operations software

Nokia has launched new network management software for communication service providers (CSPs) building 5G networks.

The Nokia Network Operations Master will be part of the company’s network management portfolio, which delivers tools for troubleshooting, administration, software ...


Ericsson and Capgemini join forces on private 4G and 5G networks

Ericsson and Capgemini have announced they are teaming up to deliver end-to-end, turnkey and industry-specific private 4G and 5G networks.

Ericsson will supply private network products and services, whereas Capgemini will provide digitalisation and system integration capabilities. The ...

BT explains new charges stem from recycling efforts

BT has said new post-contract customer charges are part of the company’s plans to reduce its environmental impact.

Customers will be charged between £43 and £50 if they fail to return their Wi-Fi router at the end of their contract, whereas those who keep TV set-top boxes could be ...

Huawei given UK 5G go-ahead

The UK government has announced the conclusion of its Telecoms Supply Chain Review, with Huawei given the go-ahead to build “non-sensitive” parts of the UK’s 5G networks.

This follows a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), chaired by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where it was ...

UK sensor network reaches 90% coverage

WND UK has said it has achieved 90% population coverage for its public IoT network.

The network uses Sigfox’s low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technology, which operates in the ultra-narrow band and requires a low amount of power so devices can run for years on a single battery. ...

Openreach to expand its network to 227 market towns & rural areas

Openreach has outlined plans to bring its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to 227 market towns and villages across the UK. New locations will include Aberdare in South Wales and Saxmundham in Suffolk.

The plans follow village trials launched at the end of last year where engineers ...

Anritsu introduces 43.5 GHz 1-port VNA

Anritsu Corporation has introduced what it says is the industry’s first modular 1-port vector network analyser (VNA) that supports measurement frequencies up to 43.5 GHz.

The ShockLine MS46131A USB VNA can be used to measure antennas and other 1-port 5G devices at sub-6 GHz, as well as ...


UK to allow Huawei a limited role in 5G networks

The British government gave a strong hint today (23 January 2020) that it will allow Huawei a limited role in the roll-out of future UK 5G mobile networks, a Reuters report said. Huawei will be banned from supplying core network equipment, but it may be allowed to contribute to other non-core parts ...

Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi launches in Trafalgar Square

Ontix and Global Reach Technology have unveiled a new public Wi-Fi service in London’s Trafalgar Square.

The outdoor service runs alongside Ontix's existing small cell wireless network and will initially comprise 17 Ruckus Wi-Fi access points on lampposts to deliver high-speed backhaul. ...

Cambridge Pixel launches ASD-View

Cambridge Pixel has added ASD-View to its air surveillance product portfolio.

The company develops radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems. It says this addition is designed to meet the growing demand for the visualisation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) ...

Ofcom to open up 500MHz of 6Ghz spectrum for Wi-Fi

Ofcom is proposing to make 500 MHz of 6 GHz spectrum available for Wi-Fi, along with 18.2 GHz of Extremely High Frequency (EHF) spectrum in the 100-200 GHz band. Ofcom announced it is consulting on the proposals today (17 January 2020).

Ofcom noted that demand for data is growing, with ...
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