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 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 will supply 100 TETRA base stations and two DXT3 TETRA switches to the largest TETRA network in Asia.
The official inquiry into the devastating January 2013 bushfires in Tasmania has recommended improvements to the state's emergency radio communications system.
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) intends to release around 200 MHz of radio spectrum for commercial use.
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.
Telstra, Tait Communications and AA Radio Communications win the contract to supply 6000 radios to the Victorian County Fire Authority.
A weekly round-up of critical communications and public safety radio news from around the internet for Friday, 30 August 2013.
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.
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.
The FCC and Industry Canada have announced agreement on spectrum sharing arrangements for wireless applications along the nations' common border.
A market study suggests the global land mobile radio market will grow by 11.7% CAGR over 2012-16.