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HW Communications Limited
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HW Connunications Ltd (HWC) was founded in 1990 and has traditionally focussed on advanced research and development in mobile and wireless communications, which have been implemented as bespoke solutions for external companies and government agencies. More recently HWC has also targeted the transfer of the technologies developed in the research laboratory into its own range of secure and resilient communication products. HWC's unique breadth of capability spans all layers of the communication stack, allowing for optimum consideration for secure and resilient communication systems.

Cyber Security & Resilience has been at the core of HWC's activity right from the start. Within the past 22 years, HWC has developed its capability from its baseline academic foundation in information theory and cryptography and developed many solutions for securing communication systems and ensuring that that their operation is reliable and trustworthy.

Throug both commercial and publicly funded R&D, HWC remains on the leading edge of Cyber Security and Resilient Communications. Research activity is grouped into the following:

  • Protection of People and Infrastructure
  • Protection of Identity, Privacy and Trust



HWC have been involved in many R&D projects. Projects relating to this project in order of importance include.

  • ETSI TC-TETRA WG4 STF - Several Special Task Force contracts for the authoring of the Multimedia Exchange (MEX) layer; a mandatory clause for the TETRA Enhanced Data Service (TEDS) EN 300 392-2.
  • EnCoRe (UK TSB) - Dynamic policy controls within information sharing environments
  • NI2S3 (FP7) - Project Technical Lead - Vulnerability Assessment for Critical Information Infrastructures
  • PROACTIVE (FP7) - Workpackage leader for Self Organising Networks, considering deployment of communication systems as appropriate to the context of the security situation.
  • TEASE (UK TSB) - Communicating the Trustworthiness of Social Media Information
  • DAIDALOS (FP6) - IPv6 security protocols for heterogeneous technologies

HWC also works on numerous national research projects founded by UK Government departments and agencies.