Public Safety

EE rumoured to have won UK network contract

29 October, 2015 by Jonathan Nally

The Telegraph in London is reporting that EE, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, will be awarded the country's £1.2bn emergency services radio network (ESN) contract.

Fire truck upgrade boosts mobile broadband

28 October, 2015

The City of Oakland, California has deployed broadband routers in its fire trucks as part of an upgrade to enable broadband communication of mission-critical information to first responders.

NZ emergency alerts are faster in the cloud

28 October, 2015

New Zealand-based application developer and emergency network provider CLOUD M has migrated its emergency alert tools and system to IBM Cloud to improve reliability and performance.

Friday fragments — critical comms snippets for 23 October 2015

23 October, 2015

This week: IoT spectrum on WRC agenda, Tennessee completes P25 network, FirstNet encourages satellite, and emergency radios for schools.

Motorola Solutions Si500/Si300 video speaker microphones

22 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Motorola Solutions has introduced three-in-one combination body worn video camera, radio speaker and microphone units, along with a cloud-based content management system, suitable for public safety agencies.

Mobile command and control

15 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

The Bengaluru City Police has implemented a mobile command-and-control vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance and communications equipment.

FCC grants waiver to Denver allowing B/ILT channels in 800 PS band

13 October, 2015

The US Federal Communications Commissions has now granted a waiver to Denver that allows it to license two B/ILT channels in the 800 MHz band for public safety communications.

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.

Telstra trials LANES at the AFL Grand Final

08 October, 2015

Telstra, in conjunction with Ambulance Victoria, conducted a trial of its LANES technology at the AFL Grand Final, including the crucial access prioritisation.

Government adopts Spectrum Review's recommendations

01 October, 2015 by Jonathan Nally

The federal government has agreed to implement all of the recommendations of the Department of Communications' Spectrum Review.

Commission says telcos best for PSMB

23 September, 2015

Public safety mobile broadband capability is best provided by commercial telcos, at least based on cost, says the Productivity Commission's draft report released today.

ACMA calls for submissions on 400 MHz

18 September, 2015

The ACMA is calling for submissions on proposed licensing arrangements for harmonised government spectrum in the 400 MHz band.

ACMA releases mobile broadband spectrum paper

10 September, 2015

The ACMA has released a discussion paper that addresses the growth in mobile broadband capacity and demand, and is seeking industry feedback.

Cape Town upgrades TETRA network

04 September, 2015

The City of Cape Town's TETRA network, the largest public service and safety communications network in South Africa, has been upgraded to the latest technology.

Court sentences serial CB radio 'pest'

04 September, 2015

The harshest penalty yet handed down for unlawfully operating and possessing radio communications devices has been given to an Adelaide man.

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