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Simon Creasey Simon Creasey is a freelance journalist who has written for a wide range of different publications – from national newspapers through to consumer magazines.

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February 2020 VOLUME 27 ISSUE 2





04 Editor’s le er 06 Who, what, where

Ofcom gets a new chief executive; the National Infrastructure Commission says progress on mobile connectivity on the railways has stalled

08 News analysis

Western nations are trying to find a way to give ‘high-risk’ equipment vendors such as Huawei some role in their 5G networks, without jeopardising relationships with the USA

10 The big interview Cradlepoint CEO George Mulhern talks to

Land Mobile about enabling mobile widearea LTE networks, eliminating wires, and the new functionalities SD-WANs can bring

13 Unified communications Organisations want to extend radio networks beyond coverage areas and combine them with other voice, data and video technologies on one seamless platform for more efficient and joinedup working

16 Improving cellular coverage Simon Frumkin, CEO of the Freshwave

Group, explains why he thinks the company can deliver indoor and outdoor 3G/4G coverage solutions by bringing all the necessary parties together

18 Technology for learning The education sector is increasingly deploying more sophisticated Wi-Fi solutions to aid learning and is using a mix of mobile phones, two-way radio and PoC for voice comms

21 In the market for…radio maintenance contracts The kind of aftercare solutions organisations want for their radio systems largely depends on how critical communications are to the business, as Simon Creasey finds out

24 Products

The budget-friendly Avigilon H5M outdoor camera

26 60 seconds with…

Transport for London’s Thomas Brewster, who helped with the organisation’s switchover to DMR and its recent PoC implementation

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