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Best of 2020: No room for communications complacency in the 'new normal'

30 December, 2020 by Ian Miller*

Australia's public safety communications need to be treated as a single ecosystem, with full spectrum allocations and proper funding.

Public Safety Mobile Broadband to be expedited

14 December, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Australia's governments seem to have finally gotten the message regarding rolling out a national Public Safety Mobile Broadband capability.

WA announces plans for new emergency radio network

14 December, 2020

The project will replace more than 11,000 radio devices during its first phase, with the ultimate goal of building a new statewide communications system.

BAI awarded contract to operate NSW's PSN

08 December, 2020

The NSW Telco Authority has awarded BAI Communications a five-year contract to manage the state's Public Safety Network, including the Network Operations Control Centre.

Telcos, energy networks addressing power outages

06 November, 2020

Energy Networks Australia and Communications Alliance have signed an MOU to improve collaboration and knowledge-sharing to better respond to emergency situations.

First findings from Virve 2.0 devices RFI to be announced

03 November, 2020

Initial findings from Finland's Virve 2.0 mobile devices RFI will be presented in an online session on Thursday, 5 November as part of Critical Communications Week.

$10m for rapidly deployable emergency comms

29 October, 2020

COWs, SatCOWs, NBN Road Muster trucks and portable satellite kits will be acquired and pre-positioned ahead of the 2020–21 bushfire season.

Telecommunications essential to keeping Australians connected

14 October, 2020 by John Stanton

The development of the Telecommunications Emergency Communications Protocol provides a common operating model for communications disaster management.

Security for mobile and wearable devices

08 October, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Potential security vulnerabilities inherent in smart devices being used by first responders are reviewed in a new NIST report.

Upgrade for Vanuatu's emergency radio network

06 October, 2020

Vanuatu's national government will get an upgraded emergency radio network under a joint project with Australia.

P25 Steering Committee, CISA release P25 resource

28 September, 2020

The Statement of Project 25 User Needs aims to help users better understand P25 technologies and identify their communications needs.

Finland strides ahead with its Virve 2.0 devices RFI

28 September, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Erillisverkot has issued an RFI for end-user devices that could be used by Finland's forthcoming public safety mobile broadband network, Virve 2.0.

New Zealand appoints next-gen emergency comms board

02 September, 2020

The former CEO of Air New Zealand, Rob Fyfe, has been appointed chair of the Next Generation Critical Communications Executive Governance Board.

Public safety research reports released

28 August, 2020

The US National Public Safety Telecommunications Council has released several reports covering MCPTT and the use of emerging technologies.

EE completes 500th new site for the UK's ESN

13 August, 2020

EE's rollout of radio sites for the UK's Emergency Services Network continues, with 500 new sites built and 19,000 converted to 4G.

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