Public Safety

New Zealand 700 MHz auction leaves one lot unsold

31 October, 2013 | Supplied by: New Zealand Department of Communications and Information Technology

Vodafone, 2degrees and Telecom have paid a total of NZ$176 million in the 700 MHz spectrum auction, with one 2x5 MHz block of spectrum unsold.

Australia's first purpose-built VHF DSC marine station

31 October, 2013 | Supplied by: Dunstan and Associates

Australia's first fully featured, purpose-built VHF DSC marine radio station has been commissioned at Sandringham, Victoria, providing automatic distress and safety services for vessels operating in Port Phillip Bay.

Cassidian wins major contract in Beijing

20 October, 2013

Cassidian will supply 100 TETRA base stations and two DXT3 TETRA switches to the largest TETRA network in Asia.

Bushfires point to need for better comms

18 October, 2013

The official inquiry into the devastating January 2013 bushfires in Tasmania has recommended improvements to the state's emergency radio communications system.

Regulations to protect wireless mic users

10 October, 2013 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

ACMA has released more details about efforts to ensure users of wireless microphones are protected from the sale or supply of illegal equipment.

Wireless microphones reminder from ACMA

18 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

ACMA is reminding users of wireless microphones that revised regulations will take effect in 2015.

UK military to release 200 MHz of spectrum

17 September, 2013

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) intends to release around 200 MHz of radio spectrum for commercial use.

M2M industry market reports available

11 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Vodafone

Vodafone has released a series of reports on the uptake and state of play of M2M adoption in several critical industry sectors.

NZ spectrum auction details announced

05 September, 2013

Details of the sale of nine lots of 2 x 5 MHz in the 700 MHz band have been released, along with the conditions that must be met by winning bidders.

$24.6m system for Victoria's CFA

04 September, 2013

Telstra, Tait Communications and AA Radio Communications win the contract to supply 6000 radios to the Victorian County Fire Authority.

Friday fragments - comms news from around the web for 30 August 2013

30 August, 2013

A weekly round-up of critical communications and public safety radio news from around the internet for Friday, 30 August 2013.

Critical comms: TETRA vs DMR

29 August, 2013 by Jonathan Bunce, Group Marketing Director, Simoco | Supplied by: Simoco Wireless Solutions Pty Ltd

Critical comms users are looking beyond push-to-talk voice to an all-IP world of converged applications. But which radio standard is best? Jonathan Bunce of Simoco explains the European perspective and puts the case for DMR as a successor to TETRA.

Managed services for critical comms

29 August, 2013 by Judd Cain, Executive VP Global Managed Services, Tait Communications | Supplied by: Tait Communications

Judd Cain from Tait Communications argues that managed services are the best way to simplify and focus a company's critical comms efforts to maximise results.

US and Canada agree on spectrum

29 August, 2013

The FCC and Industry Canada have announced agreement on spectrum sharing arrangements for wireless applications along the nations' common border.

Global LMR market to grow 11.7%

27 August, 2013

A market study suggests the global land mobile radio market will grow by 11.7% CAGR over 2012-16.

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