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Minister hails NSW Telco Authority's bushfire response

16 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello has hailed the Telco Authority's 132 continuous days of service during the bushfire crisis.

Alaska gives carriers 12 months' notice on Wireless 911

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Alaska's Department of Public Safety has given carriers a one-year courtesy notice that a formal request for the implementation of Wireless 911 will occur.

VIDEO: FirstNet put to the test as 30,000 evacuated

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Three first responder agencies in Ohio maintained seamless communications when a severe thunderstorm threatened a football festival.

Military comms on the bushfire grounds

13 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Australian Defence Force is assisting the bushfire recovery process, including providing a multitude of communications services.

Telecoms operators working to restore bushfire-affected networks

09 January, 2020

Australian telecommunications operators are working to restore networks in bushfire-affected areas, allowing communities to receive vital emergency information.

NSW Telco Authority program update

17 December, 2019

An enhanced and expanded NSW Government Radio Network has proved itself a crucial tool during the state's bushfire response.

Connected drones for disaster relief

16 December, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

A trial in Japan has used drones connected via a private LTE network to issue tsunami evacuation alerts.

New HQ to bolster SA emergency services' capabilities

04 December, 2019

SA's emergency services' incident response capabilities are set to get a boost with the help of a new, purpose-built command centre.

Tasmania's ESCAD implementation completed

04 December, 2019

Fujitsu has completed the implementation of an Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch system for Ambulance Tasmania.

SAR compliance in Australia

23 October, 2019 by Chris Zombolas, EMC Technologies

The possibility of harmful effects of EMR has forced regulators to introduce SAR measurement standards for mobile and portable transmitting devices.

Victoria's Supplementary Alerting Service app getting closer

21 October, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

Work is proceeding on Victoria's Supplementary Alerting Service app, which will supplement the Emergency Alerting System used by emergency services personnel.

Taking emergency services back to the future

07 October, 2019 by Beatriz Peon

Next Generation 112 seeks to harness the possibilities of the Internet of Things, smart cities and internet-based communications to help save lives.

AMSA seeking feedback on ceasing HF monitoring

01 October, 2019

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is seeking feedback on the proposal to cease HF radiotelephone monitoring of distress and safety communications in 2022.

New Geraldton Greenough SES HQ includes comms centre

29 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The $1.9 million high-tech facility can operate as an incident control centre equipped to manage large-scale emergencies.

Hytera to extend TETRA network of Peru's national police

18 July, 2019

Hytera Group Peru has won a contract to maintain and improve the Peruvian National Police's TETRA network for the next three years.

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