Public Safety

Minister hails NSW Telco Authority's bushfire response

16 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello has hailed the Telco Authority's 132 continuous days of service during the bushfire crisis.


US county swaps on-premise for cloud-based CAD

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Centre will implement RapidDeploy's Nimbus CAD, a cloud-native platform powered by Microsoft's Azure Government Cloud.


Oakland deploys Motorola disaster recovery service

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Oakland, California, has selected Motorola Solutions' PremierOne CAD disaster-recovery-as-a-service solution to provide a standby system in the cloud.


Alaska gives carriers 12 months' notice on Wireless 911

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Alaska's Department of Public Safety has given carriers a one-year courtesy notice that a formal request for the implementation of Wireless 911 will occur.


US Air Force base to get 5G, FirstNet

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: AT&T

The US Air Force's Nellis Air Force Base and AT&T have signed an agreement under which the telco will provide 5G services along with FirstNet connectivity.


VIDEO: FirstNet put to the test as 30,000 evacuated

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Three first responder agencies in Ohio maintained seamless communications when a severe thunderstorm threatened a football festival.


5G to reach 1.5 billion connections globally by 2025

14 January, 2020

5G is set to reach 1.5 billion connections globally by 2025 for an annual average growth of 150% over the next six years, according to a new study.


GME supporting volunteer firefighting organisations

14 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Standard Communications Pty Ltd

Communications company GME is supporting volunteer organisations fighting the bushfires, such as the RFS, CFA and CFS, through the donation of UHF CB radios.


Barrett supplies HF for Chinese fire bureaus

14 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Barrett Communications Pty Ltd

Barrett's 4050 HF SDR transceivers are being used by China's Bureau of Fire and Rescue and the Bureau of Forest Fires.


Military comms on the bushfire grounds

13 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Australian Defence Force is assisting the bushfire recovery process, including providing a multitude of communications services.


The comms industry needs a strong regulator

13 January, 2020 by Hamish Duff, President, ARCIA | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

While there is a need for everyone to embrace new technology, we must also have a strong regulator to maintain standards and compliance, says ARCIA's Hamish Duff.


APCO receives approval for security training standards

13 January, 2020

The standard is to establish cybersecurity training for public safety telecommunicators, management, supervisors, administration and other privileged users.


Motorola Solutions awarded US$23.8m Navy contract

13 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

The contract will sustain the US Navy's LMR system, which is used by the first responder community at bases across the globe.


Telecoms operators working to restore bushfire-affected networks

09 January, 2020

Australian telecommunications operators are working to restore networks in bushfire-affected areas, allowing communities to receive vital emergency information.


FirstNet reaches 1 million connections milestone

08 January, 2020 | Supplied by: AT&T

Over 1m FirstNet connections are now in service across the US, supporting more than 10,000 public safety agencies and organisations, according to AT&T.


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