Public Safety

Telcos’ complaints procedures improved

31 July, 2013

ACMA says that three of the nation’s largest telcos have demonstrated “a high level of compliance” when it comes to dealing with customers’ complaints on time.


Responding to security threats

30 July, 2013

BBC Radio 4 has aired a series on technology security issues of great interest to public safety and infrastructure agencies.


ACMA marine radio news

24 July, 2013

ACMA says boaters’ awareness of VHF marine radio protocols is at an all-time high.


ACMA issues direction to Telstra

11 July, 2013

Telstra has been found in breach of privacy regulations, after details of 734,000 customers were visible via the internet.


More Tasmanians connected to NBN

10 July, 2013

Over 4300 premises in Tasmania are NBN connected via fibre, with another 6300 connected via 4G fixed wireless.


New rules for Triple Zero via satphones

10 July, 2013

ACMA introduces new rules to ensure users in remote areas of Australia have access to the Triple Zero system via satellite phones.


Surveillance market to more than double

02 July, 2013

A new report explores the threats faced by cities, critical success factors for security systems and the decision processes behind city surveillance projects.


Licensing of 28/31 GHz bands to change from 2014

02 July, 2013

Licences in the 28/31 GHz spectrum bands will change from spectrum to apparatus licences from February next year.


Internet traffic to quintuple by 2016

01 July, 2013 by The University of Adelaide

Academics say a forthcoming huge increase in internet traffic will require major infrastructure upgrades.


Canadian safety and security program

27 June, 2013 by Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group

The Canadian government is calling for proposals to improve resilience to public safety and security threats.


9-1-1 MAX Call-Taking system

26 June, 2013 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Emergency operators can now make use of the full functionality of Zetron’s MAX Call-Taking 9-1-1 system over a tablet PC.


Consultation begins on remaining 700 MHz spectrum

26 June, 2013

The federal government has set a base price for spectrum access charges and is inviting industry comment.


Wireless microphone regulation changes

13 June, 2013

Some technical changes will affect manufacturers and importers of wireless microphones in the digital dividend frequencies.


Hytera TETRA for Mercedes-Benz factory

12 June, 2013 | Supplied by: Hytera Communications Co. Ltd

The Mercedes-Benz engine factory fire brigade in Berlin has upgraded to a Hytera TETRA radio system.


New spectrum for emergency services

12 June, 2013

ACMA has developed a class licence that provides access to 50 MHz of spectrum of the 4.9 GHz band.


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