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The Newswire

In this section you can catch up on the latest news, press releases and statements from PageOne. For a complete listing of all news, please see the Newswire Archive.

15/05/2017

Vodafone announces November closure of its paging network

Vodafone has announced it is to close its paging network and services from 30th November 2017.   Vodafone’s decision came after the CMA’s recent decision to refer Vodafone’s proposed transfer of its paging service to PageOne to an in-depth phase 2 investigation. This means that in order to maintain a paging service going forward Vodafone paging customers will need […]

11/05/2017

Competition & Markets Authority decision to refer PageOne acquisition of Vodafone Paging customers to a phase 2 investigation

PageOne is disappointed with the CMA decision to refer its proposed acquisition of Vodafone paging customers to an in-depth phase two investigation and as a result will no longer be pursuing the merger. PageOne stands by its belief that the proposed merger was in the best interests of customers for wide-area public paging in the UK, and respects Vodafone’s decision to pursue the closure of its own paging […]

22/03/2017

999eye wins BAPCO Innovation Award

PageOne is pleased to announce Capita’s 999eye Emergency Streaming service, developed in conjunction with West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service and hosted by PageOne, has won the BACPO 2017 conference Product Innovation Award. Showcased at BAPCO 2017 as part of the Product Innovation Zone, visitors voted 999eye as the product they believed would have the greatest impact on public safety communications. […]

28/02/2017

Capita announces intention to acquire Vodafone UK’s paging service

Capita has reached an agreement with Vodafone UK to acquire its paging service, with Vodafone’s UK-wide paging customer base transferring to Capita’s PageOne business. This proposed acquisition will extend the future of wide-area paging services in the UK in an increasingly competitive mobile messaging market and enable Capita’s PageOne business to offer its extended range […]

03/11/2016

Capita & PageOne launch 999eye

An innovative solution has been launched that enables emergency control rooms to be at the heart of unfolding incidents by viewing live footage streamed from eye witnesses at the scene. Launched by Capita in collaboration with West Midlands Fire Service, 999eye is the first-ever smartphone solution that enables 999 callers, with compatible mobile devices, to […]

21/10/2016

Blue Light Innovation – 1st Nov

Join PageOne on the Capita stand at the Blue Light Innovation show on 1st November, QEII Centre, London. Blue Light Innovation is the show for those looking to improve emergency services delivery through collaboration and innovation. Along with West Midlands Fire Service, Capita and PageOne will be showcasing 999Eye, an innovative new service that allows 999 […]

07/10/2016

Radiopaging 60 years on

In the September edition of Land Mobile magazine, Derek Banner, Chairman of the Critical Messaging Association of Europe, takes a look at radiopaging 60 years on and highlights the benefits of modern paging technology and summarises the main players and products. “Paging’s advantages have made it a standard for safety-critical and dedicated applications where fast, accurate […]

01/03/2016

Capita PageOne Responders assist West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service during January floods

Capita’s PageOne Responder two-­way pagers assisted West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to continue to meet the needs of the public during the January floods when a retained fire station became submerged under 5ft of water. Mytholmroyd Fire Station was unable to receive alert messages from the command and control room to mobilise its staff […]

09/02/2016

Emergency Services Show 2016

Join PageOne at the Emergency Services Show 2016, 21-22 September, NEC Birmingham, Hall 5, Stand G54 as we show case the latest in mobile messaging technology and critical alerting solutions.

01/02/2016

Addressing the challenges of ESN transition

The government’s Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is set to replace the Airwave service with a new national mobile communications service, to be known as the Emergency Services Network (ESN). The transition is scheduled for 2017 and 2019 and preparations need to begin. Capita has published a new paper to help agencies gain awareness […]