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Co-op invests in tech to combat crime increase

UK retailer the Co-op is rolling out Motorola Solutions' body worn video cameras to mitigate incidents of violence and theft taking place in store.

The company will provide an initial 1,000 of its VT100 cameras to 250 outlets, thereby providing the ability to stream ...

Mesh networking solution leverages smart phones and IoT devices

Wyld Networks has launched a new mesh networking product, including features to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

According to the company, the Wyld Mesh solution operates by using nearby smartphones and IoT devices to form an impromptu ‘multihop’ network. Its ...

Hytera develops remote temperature detection tech

Hytera has developed a new temperature screening solution to help stop the spread of COVID-19, designed for deployment in ‘high traffic’ public areas.

According to the company, the technology provides instant non-contact, preliminary temperature screening alongside ...


MNO extends help to UK small businesses

Vodafone UK has announced what it’s calling a “broadband rescue package” for five million UK small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement, the offer will involve making the company's Unlimited Business Broadband and Microsoft 365 Business ...

Coronavirus contact tracing solution launched

Everbridge has developed a product aimed at helping businesses get back to business as usual, by speeding up contact tracing.

According to the company, the solution provides an “automated approach” to tracking exposure to the virus in the workplace. It does this by ...


Coronavirus: how are mobile networks helping?

Mobile network operators are playing a vital role in managing the coronavirus crisis, including updating citizens and enabling employees to work remotely.

With the sudden growth in home working, mobile networks have had to adjust to different usage patterns. Scott ...

Ofcom outlines how it will measure Shared Rural Network compliance

Ofcom has published details of how it will assess whether mobile network operators are complying with the coverage commitments set out in the Shared Rural Network agreement.

Under the terms of the deal, EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest in a network of new and ...

Nokia adds 5G services to its WING IoT platform

Nokia is enhancing its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service platform by adding 5G and edge capabilities.

Nokia said that operators can access the service with minimal capital expenditure as they do not have to invest in global infrastructure. This is ...

EE, O2, Three and Vodafone sign up to the Shared Rural Network

Oliver Dowden, the UK government’s digital secretary, has confirmed the Shared Rural Network proposal has now been signed by ministers and mobile network operators.

Under the terms of the deal, EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest in a network of new and existing ...

Rakuten and Vodafone invest in low earth orbit satellite network

Rakuten and Vodafone have become the lead investors in a venture to develop a mobile broadband network that will be broadcast from space.

AST & Science has said that its SpaceMobile network will be the first low earth orbit (LEO), low-latency satellite network in the ...

London’s Angel Court gets multi-operator 4G mobile coverage

The Angel Court development in London now has what is claimed to be UK’s first multi-operator digital DAS-based managed mobile 4G connectivity service, courtesy of developer Stanhope and network service provider the Freshwave Group.

The two companies have deployed a ...

O2 makes new environmental commitments

O2 has shared details on how it will remove carbon emissions, wherever possible, across its business by 2025. It says this will give customers “a mobile network where calls, texts and data are powered by cleaner, greener energy”.

The company says it already uses ...

Pekka Lundmark appointed CEO of Nokia

Nokia’s Board of Directors has welcomed Pekka Lundmark back to the company as its new president and chief executive officer. Rajeev Suri, the company’s current president and CEO, had previously indicated he was considering stepping down from his role provided a solid succession ...

Virgin Media ramps up gigabit broadband rollout in the West Midlands

More than a million homes across the West Midlands are set to benefit from gigabit home broadband. Virgin Media says this is the UK’s largest gigabit switch-on to date.

Virgin Media will switch on its next-generation Gig1 Fibre Broadband services in early March in ...

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.


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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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