NZ's RSM continues work through COVID-19 crisis

02 April, 2020

New Zealand's Radio Spectrum Management agency is continuing to operate during the COVID-19 alert, with all essential services still available.

Amendments allow telcos to deploy temporary facilities

02 April, 2020

The federal government will allow carriers to deploy temporary capabilities as approved low-impact facilities in specific circumstances such as emergencies.

The ACMA's response to the COVID crisis

01 April, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The ACMA has outlined the measures it is taking to adjust its work programs to assist the industry during the current COVID-19 turmoil.

COVID-19 to delay 5G rollout with huge cost to the industry

01 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The commercial rollout of 5G broadband will be delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, at an enormous cost to the industry, according to 3GPP.

ACMA roadmap for broadcast radio

31 March, 2020

The report 'The future delivery of radio' details how the ACMA will prioritise the provision of spectrum to best assist broadcasters to serve the community.

Nordic Telecom joins TCCA

25 March, 2020

The Czech operator is the first in the world to establish a PPDR LTE network in the 410–430 MHz band.

Codan reassures market regarding Malaysian developments

24 March, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Codan Radio Communications

Malaysia's announcement of a suspension of all non-essential services through to 31 March will not affect Codan's ability to supply product, the company has said.

Comms Connect Sydney and New Zealand postponed

19 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Comms Connect (WFevents)

Due to the current restrictions on travel and gatherings, WFevents has postponed the Comms Connect Sydney and New Zealand events.

Critical Communications World rescheduled for November

19 March, 2020

Critical Communications World 2020 has been rescheduled from June to 3–5 November due to the current circumstances around COVID-19.

Radio industry training and awards

19 March, 2020 by Corey Weir, Chairman, RFUANZ | Supplied by: Radio Frequency Users Association of New Zealand (RFUANZ)

Upcoming workshops will help industry professionals expand their capabilities, while NZ's annual awards will recognise achievements and excellence.

IWCE postponed from April to August 2020

18 March, 2020

The International Wireless Communications Expo has been postponed to 24–28 August in light of the coronavirus problem and restrictions on large gatherings.

Ericsson acquires MC-PTT specialist, Genaker

17 March, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Ericsson Australia Pty Ltd

Ericsson has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Genaker, a provider of mission-critical push-to-talk (MC-PTT) solutions.

Ed Parkinson named Executive Director of FirstNet Authority

16 March, 2020

Edward Parkinson has been named Executive Director of the US First Responder Network Authority board, having been acting in the role since October 2018.

Backhaul — March 2020

16 March, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Twenty-five years ago the Biscom wide-area trunked network was launched, while in 2010 the UK's Airwave network was seen by some as a model for Australia.

Amateur radio gear heads for the Space Station

16 March, 2020 | Supplied by: JVCKENWOOD Australia Pty Ltd

A Kenwood TM-D710GA amateur radio rig will soon be installed for operational use in the Columbus European laboratory aboard the International Space Station.

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