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Manchester City chooses Hytera

Pennine is providing 32 Hytera X1p two-way radios to the medical team at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, home of Manchester City.


Wifirst brings the Ruckus

Ruckus Wireless has been chosen as the Wi-Fi partner for Wifirst, an international ISP specialising in the deployment and management of high-speed wireless networks and connectivity solutions. According to Ruckus the partnership will be integral to the latter company’s implementation of dedicated ...

Does Vodafone have ESN over a barrel?

The Home Office's plan to replace the Airwave TETRA network with the LTE-based Emergency Services Network could be faced with more turmoil, following the news that Motorola Solutions subcontractor Vodafone has announced its intention to switch off its part of the service by March 2020.

DNA boosts Finnish broadband coverage

Finnish telecommunications group DNA has made spectrum in the 700 MHz band available to boost mobile broadband coverage, particularly in sparsely populated areas of the country. The move was accomplished in collaboration with Ericsson Radio System.

Telstra small cell deployment

Ericsson has announced its deployment of indoor and outdoor small cells across Australian telecoms company Telstra's 4G LTE network. Products in the roll-out include the company’s radio dot system, as well as its pico cell RBS 6402.

Emergency One's Internet of Things

Fire appliance manufacturer Emergency One is connecting its vehicles’ on-board consoles to a dedicated, 4G-enabled IoT network operated by Vodafone.

NIC: government is key to 4G and 5G

The National Infrastructure Commission has recommended the creation of a digital champion – alongside a dedicated government minister – to drive the rollout of 4G and 5G coverage and implementation in the UK. Britain is currently 54th in the world for LTE-enabled mobile broadband, according to a ...





Ofcom spectrum cap rules out BT/EE bids

Communications regulator Ofcom has announced that BT/EE will not be able to bid in the 2.3 GHz band in its auction of 190 MHz of 4G mobile spectrum, taking place next year.

MPs raise concerns over ESN contingency plans

Witnesses from the Home Office, EE and Motorola Solutions were questioned by MPs earlier this month on the progress of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, and the deployment of the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

Kenwood's NX-5000 series now supports DMR, together with NXDN and P25

Kenwood has added DMR (digital mobile radio) support and compatibility to its NEXEDGE (NX)-5000 series of portable and mobile radios. The NX-5000 series is now compatible with three different digital protocols: NXDN, DMR (Tier II conventional mode) and P25 – Phase 1 and Phase 2 (trunked).

GSMA makes 5G spectrum plea

The GSMA has called on governments and regulators to commit to supporting 5G in the lead-up to 2019’s World Radiocommunication Conference.

EE comes top in GWS mobile test

Benchmarking organization GWS has carried out its first UK-wide mobile network test, with results suggesting that EE is the UK’s best overall provider.


Hytera releases entry-level DMR radios

Hytera has released the BD series, a “cost-effective” entry-level series of Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) handhelds, and added an array of enhanced features to its PD3/4/5 series.



New WatchGuard cloud tech

WatchGuard Technologies has announced its new secure Wi-Fi management platform, WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud.

Order of the golden drone

Drones Direct has launched a £20,000 made-to-order gold-plated drone, for those wanting to add ‘extra bling factor’ to their airborne observation activities.

GPS innovator wins Cambridge Wireless award

Focal Point Positioning was one of three developers of ‘disruptive’ wireless products to be named winners at Cambridge Wireless’ 7th Discovering Start-ups event taking place in the City of London yesterday.

ESN transition delayed

The transition of the emergency services from the Airwave TETRA network to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) has been delayed. The first of the user organisations (the North West region) to transition was due to start in September 2017. However, according to a document seen by Land Mobile, the ...
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