Public Safety

AML leads to swift recovery of stranded kayakers

14 January, 2021

Advanced Mobile Location has helped save stranded kayakers at Seacliff, in South Australia, pinpointing the pair's location after a Triple Zero call.


Telstra awarded $567m TasGRN contract

14 January, 2021 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Telstra Strategic Marketing Group

Tasmanian mission- and business-critical organisations will soon have a new multiagency emergency radiocommunications network.


Best of 2020: Whatever happened to the National Strategic Radio System?

04 January, 2021 by Ben Cosier | Supplied by: IMPULSE Wireless

Governments have known about interoperability problems for decades. It is time for something to be done about it, says Ben Cosier.


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

30 December, 2020 by Ian Miller* | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

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


Best of 2020: Keeping the Met connected with TETRA

21 December, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Sepura

With the ESN delayed, the London Metropolitan Police is refreshing its TETRA network to maintain services and add innovative capabilities.


Huge expansion of emergency satellite comms

17 December, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: nbn co ltd

Hundreds of new fixed and mobile satellite dishes will give better broadband connectivity for first responders and the community during natural disasters.


NSW to get eight extra COWs for emergency comms

17 December, 2020

The NSW Government will deliver eight new Cell on Wheels units to boost the state's Public Safety Network, should any fixed infrastructure become damaged this summer.


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 | Supplied by: BAI Communications

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.


US mobile networks at severe risk from fires

11 November, 2020 by Chris Barncard

About one in four people in the US live in areas served by cellular phone towers at risk of an outage caused by wildfires, according to researchers.


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.


NSW SES begins Far North Coast migration to the PSN

05 November, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The NSW SES is taking advantage of a huge boost in in-vehicle radio coverage from Byron Bay to Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah.


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.


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