Codea's software is used by rescue services, hospitals and private ambulance companies for navigation and for the handling of emergency missions.
Australia's public safety communications need to be treated as a single ecosystem, with full spectrum allocations and proper funding.
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has invited input on emergency services communications and other topics.
Australia's public safety communications ecosystem urgently needs to be officially recognised as critical infrastructure in order to secure its future.
The upgrades will set the FirstNet network core on the path to 5G and will expand the fleet of deployable assets.
EE has signed an agreement with Nokia to build a nationwide 4G LTE air-to-ground network for the UK's Emergency Services Network.
Authorities must include network technology that can provide failover or fast pop-up options for connectivity during disasters.
The NSW Telco Authority continues to expand the government radio network, with a new site activated at Wyong Creek on the NSW Central Coast.
The State Control Centre has been activated for eight months straight, dealing with crises such as bushfires, COVID-19 and extreme weather events.
Communications and disaster management experts have outlined steps that should be taken to improve Australia's mission-critical communications environment.
Loss of power rather than fire damage was the main contributor to mobile network outages during the 2019–20 summer bushfires, according to an ACMA report.
The federal government has announced funding of $37.1 million to improve communications resilience during natural disasters, including satcoms and more backup power.
The NSW Telco Authority has continued to roll out the CCEP during the COVID-19 outbreak, with 50 sites operational and hundreds more under design or construction.
Countries can quickly deploy mission-critical broadband networks if they choose the right operating models and the right incentives, says PSN's Jason Karp.
Finland's public safety comms operator, Erillisverkot, has awarded 10-year contracts to Elisa and Ericsson for the Virve 2.0 public safety network.