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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.

APD wins ESN integration contract

The Home Office has contracted APD Communications to develop critical software to integrate blue light organisations and other public services with the forthcoming Emergency Services Network (ESN).

ESN is intended to replace the UK’s existing TETRA-based Airwave network and the Home ...

New 3D mapping solution to aid 5G network planning

HERE Technologies has unveiled HERE Geodata Models – a highly precise and scalable 3D digital representation of the physical environment surrounding 5G antennas – to help telecommunications companies accelerate the planning and deployment of their 5G wireless networks.

The 3D mapping ...

Nokia launches end-to-end 4G and 5G New Radio slicing

Nokia has announced the launch of new end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio (NR). It says it is the first vendor to offer this capability.

The slicing capability can be deployed via a software upgrade into existing LTE and 5G non-standalone (NSA) networks and ...

Anritsu and Samsung complete 5G NR standalone mode tests

Anritsu and Samsung have carried out key scenarios on 5G New Radio (NR) standalone (SA) mode and those tests have been approved by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB).

The companies said these tests are defined by 3GPP TS38.521, TS38.523, ...

Ericsson unveils new 5G products and solutions

Ericsson introduced a number of new products and solutions to enhance its 5G platform at its Pre-MWC Media and Analyst briefing in London on 13 February.

The new additions were largely on the operations and business support services side and are designed to enhance the user experience, ...

Semtech launches LoRa Edge

Semtech has announced LoRa Edge, a new low-power software-defined platform that is designed to enable numerous applications for indoor and outdoor asset management.

The first LoRa Edge product is a geolocation solution that could be used for asset management applications, featuring low ...

New Cradlepoint 5G wireless edge solutions

Cradlepoint has announced a new portfolio of “5G for Business” solutions designed to help customers deploy fast and reliable wireless business internet and wide-area networks (WANs).

The solutions will be powered by the company’s NetCloud Service and are built to meet business ...

Small Cell Forum unveils roadmap for automation of 5G small cell networks

Small Cell Forum (SCF) has published a new white paper which sets out the roadmap for the commercialisation of end-to-end small cell automation for the 5G-Era.

The white paper captures 10 years’ experience of commercialising SON (self-organising networks) in over 18 million small cell ...



Highways England upgrades its critical communications with Sepura

Highways England has invested in Sepura’s SC20 TETRA radios for its front-line traffic officers. In total, it has purchased over 700 SC20 radios to support operations.

Highways England is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and ...

Ofcom launches electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions consultation

To ensure electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions are kept below the guidelines set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), Ofcom has launched a new consultation on licence conditions for spectrum licensees. This covers equipment used to transmit mobile signals ...

Huawei showcases new 5G products

With MWC 2020 cancelled, Huawei instead launched its new 5G products and solutions at an event in London yesterday.

The company said it is “committed to developing the best end-to-end 5G solutions”, which include 5G base stations that support all scenarios and its Blade AAU (active ...

UK government sets aside £65m for 5G trials

The UK government has shared details on new funding that aims to foster 5G development in rural and industrial settings.

The £65 million package is made up of £30 million for the Rural Connected Communities (RCC) competition, more than £5 million of funding for two industrial projects ...

Record downlink speed achieved for 5G mmWave

Ericsson has said its engineers have achieved the fastest 5G speed to date at its research lab in Kista, Stockholm.

Ericsson Radio System Street Macro 6701 delivered data with downlink speeds of 4.3Gbps over-the-air using a 5G smartphone form factor test device powered by Qualcomm ...


Motorola awarded $764.6m in court ruling against Hytera

Motorola Solutions was awarded $764.6 million in damages by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on 14 February 2020 after it found in favour of the US company in its trade secret theft and copyright infringement case against China’s Hytera Communications.

Digitised public highway coming to Sheffield

Sheffield City Council will have a digitised public highway network in place by spring, with thousands of individual sensors communicating wirelessly across the city.

Lead contractor Amey will use Connexin’s CityOS platform to integrate, view, manage and respond to information to improve ...

5G to support more than 10% of global mobile connections by 2023

66 per cent of the global population will have internet access by 2023, with 5G supporting more than 10 per cent of mobile connections, according to Cisco’s new Annual Internet Report.

The company also forecasts that the average 5G speed will be 575 megabits per second and will deliver ...

Ofcom signals commitment to emerging tech

Ofcom has announced that Professor Simon Saunders will join the regulator next month as director of emerging technology.

The creation of this new role comes at an interesting time for the regulator. It appointed Dame Melanie Dawes yesterday and announced its board is looking to have a ...

MWC 2020 cancelled

GSMA has announced that this year’s MWC will not be held, due to fears around coronavirus.

The announcement follows a number of companies withdrawing from the event over the past week. In a statement to Bloomberg News GSMA’s CEO, John Hoffman, said, “The global concern regarding the ...

Industry sources say MWC is on the brink of being cancelled

Orange has joined a growing list of high-profile technology companies withdrawing from MWC in Barcelona amid concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19.

Over the course of the past week, companies including Nokia, Facebook, Intel, Sony, Amazon, LG, AT&T, Cisco, Amdocs and ...

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 ...
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