Public Safety

Crane control radio interferes with licensed user

05 May, 2014

Radio Spectrum Management has reminded operators of the need to obtain proper licences in order to avoid the possibility of harmful interference.


New Zealand spectrum management update

09 April, 2014

Radio Spectrum Management New Zealand has released its April update, with information on VHF usage and a comprehensive review of all spectrum allocations.


Setting the tone

03 April, 2014 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Omnitronics Pty Ltd

When Anglo American's Capcoal operation wanted to upgrade to a P25 radio system at one of its Queensland mines, it also had to address the difficult issue of transmitting vital emergency tones. Two Australian companies stepped in to find the solution.


Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment reviews 2.1 GHz acquisition limits

18 March, 2014

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is reviewing the acquisition limits ('spectrum caps') on spectrum holdings in the 2.1 GHz band used for 3G mobile.


Murray Irrigation upgrades with Simoco

18 March, 2014 | Supplied by: Simoco Wireless Solutions Pty Ltd

Murray Irrigation's need for a communications solution that can deliver resilient, IP-based voice and data communications has been fulfilled thanks to the Simoco Xfin's IP-based distributed architecture.


Private public safety LTE market worth $2 billion by 2020

14 March, 2014

ReportsnReports.com has released 'The Public Safety LTE & Mobile Broadband Market: 2014-2020'. The report presents an in-depth assessment of the global public safety LTE market, besides considering the wider LMR and mobile broadband industries.


ABI assesses top DAS vendors

13 March, 2014

Market intelligence firm ABI Research has released its latest DAS Vendor Competitive Assessment. Topping the assessment is CommScope, which is followed by TE Connectivity, Axell, Corning and SOLiD.


Brazil is not mobile-ready for FIFA World Cup, says Infonetics

12 March, 2014

Stéphane Téral, Infonetics' principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics, believes that Brazil will not be mobile-ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Motorola to develop public safety broadband network for LA

10 March, 2014

The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System Authority (LA-RICS) has selected Motorola Solutions to develop a wireless public safety broadband network (PSBN).


Interview: Len Starling, Radio Spectrum Management

13 February, 2014 by Jonathan Nally

The New Zealand government recently concluded the second and final 700 MHz auction round. Critical Comms gets an update on the process and what happens now.


Military emergency beacon failure rate almost 50%

10 February, 2014

Emergency locator beacons used in US Air Force ejection seats and parachute packs have failed in almost 50% of ejections and 24% of bench tests.


NZ to auction remaining 4G spectrum

20 November, 2013

Following last month's auction of New Zealand's 4G spectrum, a supplementary auction will be held in an attempt to unload the one lot that remained unsold.


A key national resource

20 November, 2013 by Chris Chapman, Chairman and CEO of the Australian Communications and Media Authority | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

The chairman and CEO of the ACMA reviews progress in spectrum management in Australia.


Mobile backhaul technology and market analysis

07 November, 2013

Bishop and Associates has released a market research report covering the varying technologies being used in mobile backhaul networks, the equipment involved and the connectivity products needed to support these solutions.


Maritime VSAT market set for growth

06 November, 2013

The maritime very-small-aperture terminal market is forecast to increase at 7.61% through 2016, driven by reductions in operational costs and adoption of broadband services.


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