Global sharing of information is essential to achieve the best possible public safety mobile broadband capability, says Geoff Spring.
The ACT Budget features $14.7 million to upgrade the Territory Radio Network repeater tower infrastructure as well as radio and terminal equipment.
The federal government has announced that an additional 2 x 60 MHz of spectrum in regional Australia will be made available to support mobile broadband services.
Police statistics show that too many Western Australian prospectors are still not carrying personal locator beacons, with none of the prospectors targeted in the nine WA land searches since January 2014 having them.
Critical Comms spoke with Tom Guthrie, Motorola Solutions' US-based vice president for smart public safety solutions, to get his views on how developments such as big data will change the face of public safety comms.
Tait Communications will continue to provide critical communications support to Transport for London's (TfL) TaitNet MPT trunked network for the next five years, having been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract extension.
Simoco Group and North American partner Beltronics have teamed up to deliver a two-channel, three-site simulcast system for public safety services in several counties in Massachusetts, US.
Canadian first responder organisations are celebrating their federal government's decision to set aside a second 10 MHz of the 700 MHz spectrum for public safety purposes.
Agencies and organisations have rushed satellite communications equipment to Nepal to assist emergency workers in their rescue and relief efforts following the devastating earthquake on 25 April.
Lockheed Martin has partnered with Project Lifesaver International and Loen Engineering to aid first responder agencies by combining the Indago small unmanned aerial system with an innovative lightweight antenna and receiver.
Simoco and Pacific Wireless Communications have teamed up to support alpineSAR's rescue efforts with the donation of a portable repeater.
LTE will be a significant part of the solution for critical communications users worldwide whatever the chosen migration path, says Phil Kidner, CEO of the TETRA and Critical Communications Association.
The ACCC is inviting submissions on whether competition limits should be imposed upon a proposed auction by the ACMA of segments of the 1800 MHz band in regional Australia.
The TETRA terminals installed base in Asia is set to grow by 11% by 2018, with shipments expected to reach almost 200,000 units in that year, according to new research from IHS.