News (October 2018)

WMAS set to become first University NHS Foundation Trust in the country

30th Oct 2018

For over a decade, all paramedics in the West Midlands have been educated and trained at university; the trust also undertakes world-leading research with a number of universities; so it is perhaps fitting that West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) is set to become the first ambulance University NHS Foundation Trust in the country. read more..

Home Office Review Finds ESN on Track, Final Product by Late 2020

24th Oct 2018

A U.K. Home Office official said the Emergency Services Network (ESN) review was completed and found that the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) remains the right strategic approach to replacing Airwave, and the program continues to represent good value to money for the taxpayer. read more..

Quarter 4 2018 digital edition of RadioResource International is now online

23rd Oct 2018

Articles in this issue: • Optimizing TETRA with Testing and Maintenance • The Uncertain Outlook for LTE ProSe • The Benefits of LTE and 5G for Mission Critical • France’s Latest PPDR Broadband Plans • The Latest Radios on the Market read more..

Help Belfast and Dublin make open spaces safer and more accessible through technology

23rd Oct 2018

Belfast City Council has established a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to encourage organisations to collaborate with the city on technology-driven solutions that can help manage safe, accessible and enjoyable parks and open spaces. read more..

Nokia Partners with U.K. Sailing Team for Vendée Globe Race Communications

15th Oct 2018

Nokia, together with industrial research and innovation business, Nokia Bell Labs, was announced as technology partner to U.K.-based sailing team Alex Thomson Racing. read more..

Innovative ideas that could grow the economy: apply for funding

12th Oct 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop game-changing technologies with commercial potential that could lead to UK economic growth. read more..

ETSI, EENA Schedule NG 1-1-2 Plugtests for Early 2019

11th Oct 2018

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), is organsing the third emergency communications interoperability Plugtests event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL. read more..

New Study Identifies Alternatives for Public-Safety Broadband

10th Oct 2018

A new dissertation aims to identify the most feasible alternative for a broadband public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) mobile service and uses Finland as a verification case. According to the analysis, the solution creating the most socioeconomic benefits would be a hybrid network. read more..

ESN breaks ground on first extended area service site

4th Oct 2018

Construction has begun on the first new mobile mast for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)’s Extended Area Service (EAS), at Boreland, near Lockerbie, Scotland. read more..

APD teams up with RapidDeploy to offer complete hosted solution to critical control operations

3rd Oct 2018

Software pioneer APD Communications has announced an alliance with fellow technology market leader RapidDeploy to provide a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally. read more..

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