Comms Connect Melbourne conference highlights revealed

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Friday, 08 September, 2023

Comms Connect Melbourne conference highlights revealed

Local and international industry leaders will gather in Melbourne next month at Comms Connect 2023 and the just-released full conference agenda includes the following presentations, amongst a program of world-class content.

The TasGRN rollout, presented by the key players at the helm

In July this year, the Tasmanian Government Radio Network (TasGRN) became ready for operational use. It brings together eight organisations — Tasmania Police, Tasmania Fire Service, Ambulance Tasmania, Tasmanian SES, Sustainable Timbers Tasmania, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife, Hydro Tasmania and TasNetworks — into one unified digital radio network. This consolidated network improves emergency services and government agency communications, helping to provide the highest levels of safety for communities as well as emergency responders. Join this session to hear about TasGRN, from inception and the initial announcement in 2020 to its launch, and what is now one of the most advanced integrated emergency radio networks across Australia.

Cyber challenges in critical infrastructure & communications

The high-profile attacks that have affected critical infrastructure in recent years have served as a stern reminder of the severe negative impact of such events on businesses and communities. Critical infrastructure such as telecommunication organisations plays an essential role in the proper function of our modern society and successful compromises of these services can result in significant harm. Protecting critical infrastructure is imperative. While some progress has been made to improve the overall security of these services, there are still substantial challenges to overcome and work to do. Environmental complexities, talent shortages and an ever-changing cyberthreat landscape are just a few examples of the challenges telecommunication organisations face.

The Connected Firefighter

For decades, voice communications have been considered as the ‘critical communications’ required for effective operations in Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW). With the increasing demands for data, perceptions and expectations towards critical communications are changing. FRNSW has embarked on an extensive Connected Firefighter program of works — to uplift and enhance critical communications across the organisation to provide connectivity to firefighters on the frontline anywhere, anytime.

The full program is now available here.

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