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.
Scientists have developed technology to locate personnel inside buildings without having to rely upon continuous GPS signals.
The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia's Radio Systems Replacement project has become a casualty of the dispute between the US and Huawei.
Conducting emergency communication exercises is vital to test the effectiveness of disaster response plans, says the International Telecommunication Union.
The NZ Defence Force's 1980s-era high-frequency radio system is about to be overhauled under a NZ$30.6 million deal with Babcock International.
The contract requires APD to produce control room technology that will be trialled by lead force Thames Valley Police.
Emergency services and other government agencies will benefit from a $217 million boost to the state's mission-critical Government Radio Network.