Issue Date
Issue 34
Issue 34March / April 2015

Features

Mobile data for anytime, anywhere policing

Mobile data can greatly increase police productivity in the field but, to do that successfully, apps and software systems need to link up easily with other systems for seamless two-way data exchange, says Jimmy Cockerton, business development manager, SmartWorks at Capita Secure Mobile Solutions

The future of mission critical comms for the ambulance service

A paper by Hayden Newton of consultancy H. Newton Associates argues that new technology can help the UK Ambulance Services improve performance and patient care. The paper represents Newton’s own views and opinions supported by empirical research. Wireless editor James Atkinson takes a look at his proposals

Developing interoperability for public safety responders

Efforts to develop electronic data exchange for public safety responders and to update the UK’s 999 calling system have largely been undertaken on a voluntary basis by a number of organisations, including British APCO. Sue Lampard, president of British APCO, argues that it is time both programmes received strategic leadership and support from central government

Evolution, not revolution – redefining public safety comms

As mission-critical networks evolve from LMR technology to LTE, the focus needs to be on providing future-proof mission-critical information and communications services to public safety users regardless of the technologies deployed, argues Andrew Gill, MSSSI vice president, growth and alliances, Europe & North Africa at Motorola Solutions

Network sharing with first responders in control

Dedicated 4G communication networks for emergency services are expensive, while using ‘best effort’ commercial bearers is risky but there is a way to share networks without compromising mission-critical services, argues Declan Ganley, CEO of Rivada Networks

Beacons close in on proximity-based applications

Wireless beacons are being seen as a way to enable proximity-based application but indications are that the technology is already being overhauled by smarter technology. George Malim assesses what’s on offer

MWC 2015 buzz centres on 5G, LTE-U, SDN and NFV

Suppliers were keen to shape the definition of 5G, but also concentrated on ways to help mobile operators get more out of their spectrum holdings and lower the cost of network infrastructure through virtualisation, James Atkinson reports

Setting the small cell agenda at MWC 2015

Distributed antenna systems (DAS), distributed radio systems (DRS), small cells, Wi-Fi and wireless backhaul solutions all featured heavily at MWC 2015. James Atkinson takes a look at the key developments on show

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