Govt delivering disaster-resilient comms to peri-urban fringes

08 August, 2023

The Australian Government's Peri-Urban Mobile Program provides funding to improve mobile coverage on the urban fringes of communities across the country.

The value of commercial radio, 100 years on: report

07 August, 2023

Commercial Radio & Audio is celebrating 100 years of radio in Australia, having launched a report on the economic and social contribution of commercial radio.

Upgrades to safeguard ABC radio sites during natural disasters

02 August, 2023 | Supplied by: BAI Communications

The government will improve the resilience of 107 ABC radio sites used for emergency broadcasting, which are at risk of service failure due to natural disasters.

ACMA to allocate new licences for localised wireless broadband

28 July, 2023

The ACMA will allocate a suite of new area-wide licences aimed at accommodating more local area wireless broadband services in metro, regional and remote areas.

Comms Connect Melbourne 2023 — initial keynote speakers announced

28 July, 2023 | Supplied by: Comms Connect (WFevents)

The event will be headlined by keynotes from FirstNet CEO Joe Wassel; NSW Telco Authority Managing Director Kylie De Courteney; and Telstra's Commercial Engineering Executive, Sri Amirthalingam.

Nokia claims extended range mmWave 5G speed record

19 July, 2023

Nokia says it has achieved sustained average downlink speeds of over 2 Gbps using mmWave spectrum and 5G FWA over a distance of 10.86 km — the fastest download speed recorded to date.

ARCIA update: upcoming events, training and awards

18 July, 2023 by Hamish Duff, Hon President | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

ARCIA is delighted with the response to its events so far this year, which bodes well for the annual Comms Connect and ARCIA Gala Dinner in October.

White Rabbit devices to support Square Kilometre Array

14 July, 2023

White Rabbit will enable the telescopes to achieve the level of precision and accuracy required to generate groundbreaking scientific insights into the mysteries of the universe.

RFUANZ report: Passing the baton

13 July, 2023 by John Laughton and Justin Wonderlick | Supplied by: Radio Frequency Users Association of New Zealand (RFUANZ)

The RFUANZ Annual General Meeting saw John Laughton succeeded as Chairman by Justin Wonderlick.

Drone company Carbonix expands in the US, triples production

06 July, 2023 | Supplied by: Carbonix

Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix has announced its expansion in the US market via an operating partnership with New Hampshire-based ArgenTech Solutions.

Harnessing the power of radio: a journey from curiosity to connectivity

06 July, 2023

18-year-old Alex Stewart's journey into the radio industry began not from a calculated career choice, but from a spark of interest ignited by a simple question.

Get MADE crowdfunding initiative supports hardware makers

06 July, 2023 | Supplied by: Digi-Key Electronics

The Get MADE crowdfunding initiative — a collaboration that promotes and funds hardware creators — will allow startups to get hardware funded, produced and sold on DigiKey's website.

ACMA updates: 3.8 GHz AWLs and 800 MHz spectrum change reminder

05 July, 2023

ACMA releases its consulation paper on area-wide licences in the 3.8 GHz band, and advises that holders of spectrum for 800 MHz trunked radio systems must shift frequencies.

Report reveals delays, cost blowout for NSW PSN

04 July, 2023 by Lauren Davis

The current estimated capital cost to complete the NSW Critical Communications Enhancement Program is $1.293 billion — a significant increase from $400 million in 2016.

Comms Connect Christchurch 2023: conference highlights

30 June, 2023 by Lauren Davis | Supplied by: Comms Connect (WFevents)

Over 530 attendees visited the two-day critical communications event on 13–14 June, including government agencies, industry end users, sector experts, dealers and vendors.

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