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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.

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 ...

Met Police upgrade command and control system

Hexagon and Frequentis will support Leidos in upgrading the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) command and control system.

Under the 10-year programme, Leidos – the project’s prime contractor – will implement HxGN OnCall, a comprehensive portfolio of advanced public safety solutions, and ...

O2 looks to expand coverage with O-RAN project

O2 has announced a new Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) project.

The company is working with partners including Mavenir, DenseAir and WaveMobile to introduce O-RAN solutions, a type of network technology that is open and software-defined. This will open up O2’s Radio Access Network ...

Home Office seeks direct mode solution for ESN devices

The Home Office has signalled its intention to “enter into a market engagement exercise” for a direct mode, device-to-device (D2D) solution for devices using the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The solution will take the form of a TETRA-based remote speaker microphone (RSM) coupled to ...

Network sharing takes a step forward

Vodafone has said it is the first mobile network operator (MNO) to deploy a 5G multi-operator radio access network in the United Kingdom.

This follows the Shared Rural Network (SRN) proposal – set out by the government, Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three back in October – where MNOs agreed to ...

New vehicle mounting solution for PTT Radio

Icom has introduced a mobile mount for its IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio.

The new solution includes a heavy-duty BC-247 cradle, an HM-222 fist mic and an AH-40 mag-mount antenna. Icom says the solution is ideal for IC-SAT100 users in public safety and humanitarian organisations. Central ...

what3words and Speechmatics launch Voice API

what3words and Speechmatics have launched a new end-to-end speech recognition and post-processing API for developing new location services.

The Voice API combines automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology with in-built post processing. Launched this week at CES, the API allows a user ...

Nokia reaches 63 commercial 5G contracts

Nokia has today announced that it has reached 63 commercial 5G contracts worldwide, with customers including AT&T, KDDI, Korea Telecom, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, O2, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Sprint, STC, T-Mobile US, Verizon, Vodafone Italy and Zain Saudi.

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile ...

Sepura staff raise over £4,000 for UK hospice charity

Sepura staff have raised over £4,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice, bringing the charity closer to its £100,000 target for its Hospice at Home service.

The company chose to support Arthur Rank for a six-month period in memory of David Armitstead, a colleague who died in the care of the ...

O2 and Ericsson partner with Northumbrian Water in 5G trials

O2, Ericsson and Northumbrian Water are conducting a series of initial 5G trials at the Washington Water Treatment Plant in Tyne and Wear.

The trials will use O2’s 5G network, with Ericsson providing the 5G infrastructure. This will include installing a Private Network, using the ...
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