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Promoting safety in workplaces of the future

18 April, 2019

With the rise of digital technologies and automation, the face of workplace safety is evolving.


UK to auction 190 MHz in two bands

18 July, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Ofcom has announced that it will auction 40 MHz in the 2.3 GHz band and 150 MHz in the 3.4 GHz band.


FCC updates personal radio services rules

23 May, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Rules governing the use of CB radios, PLBs and other devices in the US will be updated to bring them into the 21st century.


US emergency alert system successfully tested

13 January, 2017

A successful nationwide test has been conducted on the US Emergency Alert System (EAS).


Black spot funding under scrutiny by SA Gov

06 December, 2016

An investigation into the use of mobile black spot funding has been requested by the South Australian Government, after high-priority sites missed out on selection.


Avoiding unauthorised radio use in Australia

29 November, 2016

Poor-quality radio equipment that is not authorised to operate on certain frequencies in Australia can easily be purchased online.


Interview: Mark Loney, ACMA

17 November, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

The ACMA's Mark Loney gives us a sneak preview of his presentation and the ACMA's workshop coming up at Comms Connect Melbourne next week.


Electronic warfare operational support inquiry announced

14 November, 2016

An inquiry will be conducted by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works with regards to the provision of facilities to support Australia's electronic warfare capabilities by the Department of Defence.


RSM's monthly update for November

01 November, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

New Zealand's Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has issued its latest monthly update, covering maritime and TV white space issues.


No bids for Indian 700 MHz band

06 October, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

Reports have indicated that, by the third day of India's huge spectrum auction, no bids had been received for the 700 MHz band.


NZ RSM monthly update

04 October, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

Radio Spectrum Management has issued updates on maritime mobile repeaters, ground-based radiolocation, satellite earth stations and more.


NPSTC to FCC — don't mix bands

04 October, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

In a paper submitted to the FCC, NPSTC has recommended against mixing narrowband and broadband technologies in the same spectrum segment.


FCC moves on public safety broadband network

31 August, 2016

First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is pleased that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has moved forward on two items that relate to the planning of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.


Location data law fails to pass

30 May, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

A proposed US law that would have made it easier for law enforcement officials to obtain location data from smartphones during emergencies has been defeated.


LMR 25 kHz phase-out looms in New Zealand

08 October, 2015

New Zealand operators who still use 25 kHz-channel LMR equipment at frequencies below 470 MHz have only weeks left to change over to 12.5 kHz.


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