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Nokia router gets FirstNet sign-off

Nokia’s 7705 SAR-Hmc wireless service aggregation router has been certified for use on FirstNet.

According to the company, the device is designed to extend service routing to “remote sites, hubs and network edges” while also supporting smart grid distribution ...

Frequentis expands portfolio with new investment

Frequentis has acquired a 15 per cent shareholding in Spanish software specialist Nemergent Solutions.

The latter company – which has its headquarters in Bilbao – develops mission critical services, including MCPTT via LTE. According to Frequentis, Nemergent is ...

APD announces Emergency Services Network milestone

Control room specialist APD has issued a statement claiming to be the first UK supplier to complete ESN proof of concept feature testing from a UK-hosted reference environment.

According to the company, this covers secure sign-in/authentication, group calls, and ...

Government removes Huawei from UK 5G

The UK government has made the decision to “completely remove” Huawei from 5G networks by the end of 2027.

According to a statement, the move comes in the light of “new advice” produced by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) “on the impact of US sanctions ...

Hamburg future-proofs emergency services control room

Germany's second largest city is rolling out Frequentis’ 3020 LifeX control room software solution for its police and fire services.

According to the company, the technology will enable “uniform communication across telephone and digital radio” as well as preparing ...

Nokia launches 5G network slicing product

Nokia has announced cloud-native Digital Operations Center software to help drive the monetisation of 5G.

According to Nokia, the purpose of the software is to give communication service providers “new revenue-enhancing opportunities with an automated platform that ...

COVID-19 'track and trace' standards group sets timescale

The ETSI ‘Europe for Privacy-Preserving Pandemic Protection’ (E4P) industry specification group has held its first two meetings, and set out its work programme.

The group aims to contribute to the development of backwards-compatible/interoperable proximity tracing ...

Home Office awards new ESN aircraft comms contracts

The Home Office has awarded two companies the contracts to complete aircraft ‘transmitting portable electronic devices’ (TPED) as part of the Emergency Services Network roll-out.

The companies in question are Specialist Aviation Services and Gama Aviation. According ...


Broadband provider offers free 5G for US emergency services

T-Mobile has offered “free service and 5G access” for ten years to all US first responder agencies as part of its Connecting Heroes initiative.

The move - which according to the company will cost around $7 billion – will provide unlimited smartphone data, text and ...

Sizeable increase in global small cell deployment predicted

Privately rolled-out enterprise networks will drive the small cell market to 26 million units by 2026, according to a report published this week by Rethink Technology Research.

The cells, according to the organisation’s RAN Research service, will be “increasingly ...

UK government launches COVID-19 social care app

A new digital solution has been developed to provide UK adult social care workers with a “single digital hub” for updated Coronavirus information, guidance on infection control, as well as wellbeing support.

According to a statement, the Care Workforce app - which was ...



Facebook and Samsung donate thousands of devices to the NHS

Facebook and Samsung have donated smartphones and Portal-video calling screens to enhance the communications of those on the frontline of COVID-19.

Mobile giant Samsung is donating 2,000 smartphones to the NHS, for staff to use in Nightingale hospitals.It will provide ...


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 ...

Critical Communications World 2020 rescheduled to November

Critical Communications World 2020 will now be held between 3rd and 5th November, due to the current circumstances around coronavirus.

The event was previously planned to be held in June, and will remain at the IFEMA in Madrid, Spain. Tony Gray, chief executive of ...

EE switches on 4G on the London Underground

EE is now offering 4G mobile coverage in tube stations and tunnels on the eastern half of the Jubilee Line as part of a Transport for London (TfL) pilot.

The service went live yesterday and, as previously announced, the pilot covers the platforms and tunnels between ...

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 ...

Huawei installs 5G network in Wuhan’s Huoshenshan hospital

Huawei deployed a 5G network in the new hospital in Wuhan that was built to manage the coronavirus.

Huoshenshan hospital was built in the city in ten days to accommodate a rapid rise in infections, and Huawei installed its 5G network. That included the completion of ...

Ofcom finalises rules for mobile airwaves auction

Ofcom has confirmed how airwaves to support the rollout of 5G will be released.

The regulator held a consultation on its proposal at the end of last year, and has today confirmed the rules for how the auction will work. This will increase the total amount of airwaves ...

Frequentis supports UK control room transition to ESN

Frequentis will work with the Home Office to ensure that Frequentis control room operators have access to a fully approved and easy to use interface into the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) for all their mission-critical communications.

Frequentis is one of four ...

Ericsson to acquire Genaker

Ericsson has signed an agreement to acquire Genaker, a provider of Mission Critical Push-to-talk (MC-PTT) solutions.

Ericsson will acquire 100 per cent of Genaker’s shares and says this will strengthen its MC-PTT offering, as well as helping service providers improve ...
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