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 CyberKey Blue 2 is a rechargeable smart key that connects to the user's smartphone app to provide virtual real-time access control for the most remote sites.
The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia's Radio Systems Replacement project has become a casualty of the dispute between the US and Huawei.
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.
Highways England is set to receive over 700 Sepura radios in its latest critical communications upgrade.
CSPs are racing to roll out 5G, with 378 cities across 34 countries hosting commercial networks as of January 2020, according to Viavi.
Munich-based utility company SWM expects to experience more effective and reliable comms, following its migration to Airbus's IP and TETRA technologies.
South Korean railway communications are set to get a boost as RF-Comm works to develop high-speed LTE-R devices using Softil technology.