Public Safety

Samsung completes Australia's first demo of MC-PTT solutions

21 June, 2024 by Yong Chang* and Matthieu Guyot^, Samsung Electronics | Supplied by: Samsung

Samsung has powered an ongoing trial of its Mission Critical Push-to-X (MCPTX) solution to help Australia with its Public Safety Mobile Broadband (PSMB) efforts.

Telstra opens Public Safety Experience Centre on Gold Coast

13 June, 2024

Open to visitors by appointment, the centre will offer live demonstrations of a variety of public safety capabilities enabled by Telstra's network.

CGI joins program to deliver UK's Emergency Services Network

29 May, 2024 by Lauren Davis

Consulting firm CGI has been selected as the Technology Delivery Partner for the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme across England, Scotland and Wales.

SmartConnect extends comms reach for VRA Rescue NSW

20 May, 2024

SmartConnect will enable VRA to gain secure access to NSW's Public Safety Network, which is used by more than 50,000 first responders and emergency personnel across the state.

Hytera SC880 5G Body Camera

17 May, 2024 | Supplied by: Hytera Communications Co. Ltd

Hytera's SC880 5G Body Camera is a smart device featuring ultra-high-definition (UHD) video recording and live streaming.

Global 5G connections reached 1.76 billion in 2023

14 May, 2024

Global adoption of 5G accelerated dramatically in 2023, adding 700 million connections to reach a total of 1.76 billion, as reported by 5G Americas.

The critical drive for technological innovation in emergency services

08 May, 2024 by Michael Dyson | Supplied by: SOTI Inc. Australia

A new report from SOTI reveals that 97% of first responders encounter issues with their mobile devices, highlighting a critical need for technological transformation in the sector.

Govt responds to post-incident review of Optus outage

01 May, 2024 by Lauren Davis

The Australian Government will commence important reforms to improve the Emergency Call Service, as part of its official response to the review into last year's Optus outage.

Renewed TETRA network for the Ebro River Basin Authority

05 April, 2024 | Supplied by: Teltronic SA Unipersonal

The Ebro River Basin Authority has selected Teltronic to renew the TETRA digital radio network that provides voice and data services throughout the basin.

Some 4G devices may not reach Triple Zero following 3G sunset

21 March, 2024

The Australian Government is working with industry to create a new working group to support the planned switchover from 3G to 4G.

Sepura SCL3 TETRA and 4G/5G Device

08 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Sepura

The product has the flexibility to be deployed as LTE only or as hybrid TETRA and 4G/5G, enabling the migration to mission-critical broadband communication.

One week on: AT&T's nationwide network outage

29 February, 2024 by Lauren Davis

Any Australians who found themselves in the United States last week may have experienced a sense of déjà vu after major telco company AT&T suffered a massive network outage that affected mobile phone users nationwide.

How MCX continued to evolve in 2023

21 February, 2024 by Anatoli Levine, Director, Products and Standards at Softil Innovative Communications | Supplied by: Softil

The year 2023 was one of continuous evolution of the critical communications ecosystem towards broadband, open standards-based communications technologies known as MCX.

St John WA selects Omnitronics for ambulance dispatch

19 February, 2024 | Supplied by: Omnitronics Pty Ltd

St John WA has commenced implementation of the omnicore Enterprise Dispatch system, with the service now live with the State Operations Centre and across metropolitan operations.

Major investment to evolve and expand FirstNet in US

15 February, 2024

The FirstNet Authority and AT&T have announced a 10-year, $8 billion investment in the future of FirstNet — the USA's public safety network.

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