Public Safety

Télécoms Sans Frontières, Inmarsat celebrate 20-year partnership

30 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Télécoms Sans Frontières' partnership with Inmarsat has provided essential communications in over 140 humanitarian crises.

Capita to deliver ESN infrastructure for London Underground

28 July, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Capita

Transport for London has contracted Capita to design and deliver key elements of the network infrastructure for the upcoming Emergency Services Network.

FCC to modernise first responder priority comms programs

23 July, 2020

The FCC is to modernise its service rules to improve priority treatment of voice, data and video services for emergency personnel.

Construction begins on SA's new emergency services HQ

21 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The $80 million purpose-built facility will enhance the state's response capabilities and allow for better collaboration and streamlining of inter-agency communication.

FCC reiterates vertical location rules, deadlines

20 July, 2020

The US Federal Communications Commission has redoubled on its efforts for quickly locating people who call 911 from wireless phones in multistorey buildings.

VIDEO: Lessons learned from the summer bushfires

20 July, 2020

Steve Warrington, CEO of Victoria's Country Fire Authority, looks back at the 2019–20 fire season and the lessons that can be learned from it.

Big budget boost for NZ search and rescue

17 July, 2020

New Zealand's search and rescue bodies will benefit from a $54.8 million boost, which includes funding for communication technology.

Hamburg police, fire services prepare for future comms

15 July, 2020

The German city's police and fire control rooms will be equipped with a multimedia system able to handle phone, digital radio, text, webchat and social media.

BroadWay's prototype phase has begun

14 July, 2020

Three consortia have been chosen to build prototypes for the BroadWay pan-European broadband communication system.

Finland's Codea joins TCCA

01 July, 2020

Codea's software is used by rescue services, hospitals and private ambulance companies for navigation and for the handling of emergency missions.

Royal Commission calls for communications input

24 June, 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has invited input on emergency services communications and other topics.

A critical time for Australia's comms ecosystem

23 June, 2020 by Geoff Spring

Australia's public safety communications ecosystem urgently needs to be officially recognised as critical infrastructure in order to secure its future.

FirstNet Board approves US$218m network upgrade

22 June, 2020

The upgrades will set the FirstNet network core on the path to 5G and will expand the fleet of deployable assets.

EE, Nokia to trial 4G LTE air-to-ground network

22 June, 2020

EE has signed an agreement with Nokia to build a nationwide 4G LTE air-to-ground network for the UK's Emergency Services Network.

Planning for Australia's connectivity during natural disasters

16 June, 2020 by Gavin Wilson*

Authorities must include network technology that can provide failover or fast pop-up options for connectivity during disasters.

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