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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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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, ...


Plastimo to use Sigfox and Eutelsat for life jacket tracking

Plastimo, a manufacturer of safety equipment for boating consumers and professionals, and Sigfox will together offer geolocation coverage across all the world’s oceans from 2020. This will be used to quickly and reliably locate seafarers that have gone overboard and are wearing ...

Mobile tech facilitating a massive reduction in carbon emissions

Mobile technology reduced greenhouse gas emissions by around 2,135 million tonnes CO2e in 2018 – approximately equivalent to Russia’s yearly CO2e emissions, according to a study performed by the Carbon Trust and commissioned by the GSMA. These savings were nearly ten times the ...

Semtech, Wilhelmsen and TTI team up on IoT for maritime use

Semtech, Wilhelmsen and The Things Industries (TTI) have formed a partnership to use Semtech’s LoRa devices to help deliver what they describe as cost-effective, robust and proven IoT solutions to the maritime shipping industry.

Wilhelmsen, a global maritime industry ...

PMRExpo – news from the exhibition floor

Now that PMRExpo has closed its doors for another year, let’s take a quick look at the major announcements and new product launches.

Over on the Hytera stand, we got to see its next generation (new software, hardware & platform/circuit board) HP785 DMR IP68-rated ...



Vodafone Strikes Deal with Openreach

Vodafone has announced a deal with Openreach to expand its Gigafast Broadband full fibre services.

From spring 2020, Vodafone will start making Vodafone Gigafast Broadband available to customers in Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool on the Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ...


Mandatory drone registration deadline just 25 days away

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has reminded UK drone pilots that they have until the end of November to register their craft.

From 1st December, users must have two registrations in place before flying a drone or model aircraft that weighs 250g to 20kg. Anyone who ...

Impact of 2G switch-off highlighted in UK SPF report

Despite the mobile’s industry’s current focus on 5G, the need for 2G services is likely to continue into the 2030s, given the extent to which they are relied upon by the elderly, rural users and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, according to a report by Real Wireless; which ...

Hull opts for a smart city 'operating system'

Hull City Council will use Connexin’s CityOS platform to integrate, view, manage and respond to information from a range of council services, sensors and systems, using a single intelligent dashboard.

The platform will allow a centralised approach to information ...


Antenova celebrates its 20th year

Antenova, a UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) is celebrating 20 years since it was founded on 3 September 1999.

The company was formed to commercialise the multi-band dielectric resonator antennas ...


Connexin rolls out water meters to help prevent future shortage

Connexin has deployed Intelligent Arad water meters across its IoT network (which uses technology from Cisco and Semtech) to help tackle water wastage.

The meters will gather real-time information on water capacity levels, consumption and pass through; this is fed ...

IoT company develops out-of-the-box solutions, seeks resellers

IRIS IoT Solutions Limited has developed a range of out-of-the-box entry-level IoT solutions and is now looking to speak with mobile and two-way radio resellers who might be interested in supplying them to their customers.

The solutions combine easy-to-install ...

Vodafone and South East Water trial NB-IoT to reduce water leaks

Vodafone and South East Water are trialling the use of NB-IoT in conjunction with specialist equipment to quickly detect water leaks.

A pilot project is currently underway in Kent and will run for a year. The two companies working with partners develop and connect ...

Satellite IoT market predicted to hit $5.9bn by 2025

The global market for IoT-based satellite services, focused on end-device connectivity hardware and annual connectivity fees, is predicted to grow to $5.9 billion in 2025, according to a report by Rethink Technology Research.

The report, “Satellite IoT Forecast ...

Kinesis puts out call for partners

Kinesis has announced its intention to make its vehicle tracking service more widely available to potential partners, via a new reseller programme.

According to a statement, it is seeking suppliers in the fleet sector who want to “add value to their business with a ...
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