Cobham Wireless Articles
Multi-operator 4G coverage launched on Berlin’s U-Bahn
Cobham Wireless has announced that its idDAS (intelligent digital Distributed Antenna System) is now providing 4G coverage in Berlin’s U-Bahn for subscribers of all three of Germany’s major mobile operators. This follows an initial deployment with Telefónica, which involved replacing legacy equipment with Cobham Wireless’ idDAS, and delivering 2G, 3G and 4G cellular coverage for passengers using Berlin’s histor...
Public safety and communications system deployed on metro line
Cobham Wireless has delivered a critical communications system on Beijing’s New Airport metro line, marking the company’s 100th deployment in China. Cobham Wireless’ TETRA products are now providing coverage for driver and public safety communications across an estimated 77% of the country’s metro system.
Go/NoGo test system targets land mobile radio market
The Mission Test System is Cobham’s latest product for the Land Mobile Radio market. It provides end users with a very quick automated test for their radio – ensuring that in critical situations – their radio will operate as expected. The system combines the 8800SX Digital Radio Test set with an RF shield case to ensure radio frequency interference is not an issue during the test.
5G test solution for NEMs and operators at MWC 2018
Cobham Wireless has announced that its 5G New Radio (NR) test solution can validate 5G NR air interface technologies, including Massive MIMO systems and Ultra Reliability Low Latency Communication (URLLC) use cases.
Improving mobile phone connection on commuter trains
If you are a regular train commuter you will understand the struggle of poor mobile phone connectivity across major rail lines. So the news that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond recently announced a £300m investment to improve rail infrastructure across Northern England, will be music to your ears.
Poor mobile connectivity frustrates UK train commuters
Provider of mobile communications systems, Cobham Wireless, has reported that commuters are frustrated with the state of mobile signal reception on train journeys up and down the UK. Results of a national online survey indicate that 52% of passengers are prevented from working some of the time during their commute, potentially stopping them from being able to check emails, stay in touch with clients and colleagues or access files remotely.
Service validates networking for LTE-Advanced and 5G
The introduction of LTE-Advanced and 5G requires mobile operators to invest in virtual core network technology. To meet these demands, Cobham Wireless has launched TeraVM LaaS (Lab-as-a-Service) for core network testing. It is designed to support mobile operator networks as they shift towards virtualised, Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) infrastructures.
Providing a safe connection between continents
The Eurasia tunnel is a 5.4km road tunnel which links two areas of Istanbul and spans both Europe and Asia, meaning it is the first undersea road tunnel to connect two continents. For such a project a secure and reliable public safety communications system is vital. Cobham Wireless has delivered its multi-band, multi-technology coverage solution to the project which provides the emergency services communication within the tunnel.
5G network test solution models real world conditions
A new network test solution which can validate 5G network performance has been introduced by Cobham Wireless. Claimed as an industry first, the TM500 provides operators and network equipment manufacturers with a scalable system to test network performance as experienced by end users.
Automated test extends to digital radio
Automated test and alignment capabilities for Harris P25 Radios, including the popular XL-200P, are available using the Cobham 8800SX Digital Radio Test Set. The XL-200P is a multiband portable radio that supports P25 communications on VHF, UHF, and 700/800 MHz spectrum.
Software application supports digital radio testing
An automated test and alignment software application to support the new Motorola APX “B” Radios has been released by Cobham. The software application is available as an option on both the 3920B Series Analogue and Digital Radio Test Platform and the 8800SX Series Digital Radio Test Set.
UK Budget 2017: 5G investment industry response
In today’s 2017 Budget statement, Philip Hammond unveiled a new 5G internet investment strategy for the UK. In response, Cobham Wireless and Mimosa discuss below the necessary next steps for the UK, in order to capitalise on this investment opportunity.
5G testing capabilities demonstrated at MWC 2017
Cobham Wireless announced it will demonstrate the industry’s first software-defined 5G user equipment (UE) simulator, based on Verizon’s open 5G standard, which can test downlink throughput of 10Gbps. The company will also showcase an IoT PoC solution, which is able to emulate up to one million 5G IoT devices, validating network performance in preparation for IoT connectivity. These demonstrations will be taking place at Mobile World ...
Implications of UK emergency services radio network facing delays
Following last week's news that the UK emergency services radio network will face delays, Ingo Flomer, Public Safety Product Manager, Cobham Wireless discusses the implications of this development.
Coverage Predictions 2017: the evolution of in-building coverage
During 2017, the public safety industry will continue to work towards making LTE the long term answer for emergency services communication. The US has already begun planning for the introduction of LTE to deliver public safety applications, recognising the success that the technology has had for business and consumer communication. FirstNet has been tasked with delivering a nationwide LTE public safety service across the country, with reports tha...
UK 4G coverage not up to scratch
Last week the National Infrastructure Commission reported that the UK is being held back by poor mobile connectivity – stating that Britain’s 4G coverage was worse than places like Albania, Peru, Panama and Romania.
Digital radio gets enhanced test support
Automated test and alignment capabilities have been developed for Harris XL-200P P25 radios using the Cobham 3920B Digital Radio Test Set. The Harris XL-200P is a multiband portable radio that supports P25 communications on VHF, UHF, and 700/800 MHz spectrum. The Cobham 3920B is the only test set to date that Harris has certified for use/alignment for the XL-200P.
DDoS attack brings Liberia’s infrastructure to a halt
Reports emerged yesterday that a DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attack has knocked out the entire internet infrastructure of Liberia – bringing the country to a standstill.