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Editor: Philip Mason Commercial manager: Natalie Song Tel: + 44 (0)20 3915 9456 Sales executive: Freddie Slendebroek Sales executive: Jessica Szuts-Naranjo Graphic designer: Jamie Hodgskin Circulation manager: Paul Creber Sub-editor: Chris Young Production manager: Kyri Apostolou Production director: Richard Hamshere Managing director: Tim Willoughby Chief executive officer: Ben Allen Meet this month’s contributors

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.

James Atkinson James Atkinson is a freelance editor and writer. Until recently he was editor of Wireless magazine for seven years

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November 2021 VOLUME 28 ISSUE 4





04 Editor’s le er 06 Who, what, where

IoT sensors to be deployed in the Cairngorms; Sunderland City Council states smart city ambition; Mobile Access North Yorkshire creates testing ground; Mayor of London publishes new Emerging Technology Charter

08 News

BroadWay project enters pilot phase; Sherwood Forest 5G plan; Technology can “transform” public safety, says report; NASA asks Nokia to deploy first 4G network on the Moon

12 Expanding horizons Philip Mason talks to Ericsson strategy and market development director, Jason Johur, about the uptake of mission-critical broadband, and the ongoing development of 5G and 6G

16 Shop-floor security Retailers are facing rising levels of theft,

violence and abusive behaviour from the public. Will the deployment of body-worn video solve the problem?

20 All over the maps

NEC Software Solutions discusses how to simplify the public safety control room by incorporating consumer location technology

24 Distant early warning

Simon Creasey speaks to developers about the evolution of ‘lone worker’ technology for local authority staff

28 Products Hytera’s new mesh networking application is designed to provide coverage in emergency situations

30 Conference report

BAPCO’s recent Conference & Exhibition taking place in Coventry provided optimism about ongoing delivery of the Emergency Services Network

34 60 seconds with…

BAPCO president John Anthony

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