ARCIA, PSCE sign information-sharing MoU

Thursday, 13 December, 2018

ARCIA, PSCE sign information-sharing MoU

ARCIA and PSCE have agreed to share information with the aim of supporting their policy and advocacy roles in public safety communications.

Public Safety Communications–Europe (PSCE) and the Australian Radio and Communications Industry Association (ARCIA) have today formalised a memorandum of understanding to share information regarding the development and use of wireless and associated communications technologies by public safety agencies and other users in the public safety sector.

The agreement results from the recognition that developments in the technologies are now becoming more common globally than in previous times. The existing dialogue between ARCIA and PSCE has highlighted the benefits of sharing information that will support the development of policy positions and active advocacy on behalf of their respective memberships.

Through the agreement, the two bodies will have the ability to exchange on common issues in the global wireless industry. The underlying aim is to share information that delivers products and services crucial to the safety and quality of life of people and communities as the world becomes ever more connected on a daily basis.

While representing the needs of the greater European Union, the PSCE is primarily concerned with those sectors involved with first responder groups.

Over recent years, ARCIA has also offered support to government users in Australia, including being a resource for information on public safety mobile broadband and offering advice to the regulator across many industry sectors.

ARCIA Executive Officer Ian Miller signed the agreement at the recent Comms Connect conference in Melbourne, witnessed by Dr David Lund, a board member of PSCE. Harold Linke, President of PSCE, countersigned the agreement at the PSCE Conference in Bled on 12 December 2018.

Image: PSCE’s Dr David Lunch (left) and ARCIA’s Ian Miller sign the MoU at Comms Connect Melbourne, November 2018.

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