CityFibre donates access points to hospice

04 October 2021

(L to R) Debbie Coulson, director of
income generation, Steph Carter-Smith,
city manager for CityFibre and Anne
Cooling, head of corporate development

(L to R) Debbie Coulson, director of
income generation, Steph Carter-Smith,
city manager for CityFibre and Anne
Cooling, head of corporate development

Independent full fibre platform CityFibre has supported staff and patients at a home providing care for the sick and terminally ill by donating wireless access points to boost coverage and overcome poor quality signal struggles.

Teesside Hospice, based in Middlesbrough, provides essential care for people and families who are living with a terminal illness. It has been suffering with poor signal quality, causing disruption to key processes, including logging medical records and internal communications, as well as limiting the online experience for patients. The donation will give all internet users access to better connectivity ahead of CityFibre’s full fibre rollout in the area.

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Next generation mission critical services are being defined now – it’s time to take part

02 September 2021

Chris Hogg, GCF head of 5G certification

Chris Hogg, GCF head of 5G certification

An analysis by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has revealed that the rate of adoption of 5G technology in mobile devices is significantly outpacing the rate at which 4G LTE was adopted in its early years. GCF is a non-profit, global, membership driven organisation. With more than 300 members from major operators, MVNOs, all major device and IoT manufacturers and the test industry, working together with key industry partners on certification programmes demanded by the market.

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Is there a ‘best’ critical comms solution or is it always a combination?

08 July 2021

Networking+ caught up with the biggest players in the critical communications space to get their views on the current critical comms space and the technology that makes it possible

What are key critical comms issues, considerations for the UK marketplace?

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA: The UK is currently working to replace the Airwave TETRA network used by all the emergency series. Whilst still functional and still very good for voice communications, the decision to move away from a narrowband network to a standards-based 4G LTE network is aimed at allowing the seamless integration of voice and broadband data, greater choice of devices and a clear roadmap forward as technology evolves. A system more aligned with the MNO model should allow for greater competition in the provision of the network aspects, by separating it away from the functionality provided to run over the top. By splitting the functionality and allowing competition the costs can be reduced.

 

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Talking critical

11 June 2021

Rhiannon Beeson, APD Communications & the British APCO executive committee

Rhiannon Beeson, APD Communications & the British APCO executive committee

The path to transforming control rooms operations with ESN and LTE communications.

As the UK ushers in a new era of LTE communications with their Emergency Services Network (ESN), Rhiannon Beeson of APD Communications and the British APCO executive committee shares her insights and advice for organisations upgrading to the ground-breaking technology.

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