Public Safety

Finland strides ahead with its Virve 2.0 devices RFI

28 September, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Erillisverkot has issued an RFI for end-user devices that could be used by Finland's forthcoming public safety mobile broadband network, Virve 2.0.

New Zealand appoints next-gen emergency comms board

02 September, 2020

The former CEO of Air New Zealand, Rob Fyfe, has been appointed chair of the Next Generation Critical Communications Executive Governance Board.

Bushfire Inquiry recommends communications improvements

31 August, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The NSW Bushfire Inquiry has made a range of recommendations for strengthening the state's emergency communications capabilities.

Public safety research reports released

28 August, 2020

The US National Public Safety Telecommunications Council has released several reports covering MCPTT and the use of emerging technologies.

Public warning systems for safer societies

26 August, 2020 by Marta Azevedo Silva

Public warning systems help to protect the population by allowing for timely management of the emergency and an opportunity to reduce its impact.

Zetron MAX Fire Station Alerting

18 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Zetron MAX Fire Station Alerting is designed to provide a range of configurable alerting, automation and emergency response management capabilities.

V2X tech gives firefighters the green light

13 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Cohda Wireless

Vehicle-to-everything radio technology developed by Australian company Cohda Wireless is helping emergency vehicles reach accidents and emergencies faster.

EE completes 500th new site for the UK's ESN

13 August, 2020

EE's rollout of radio sites for the UK's Emergency Services Network continues, with 500 new sites built and 19,000 converted to 4G.

Tasmania taps Telstra for new GRN

10 August, 2020

Tasmania is negotiating with Telstra over building a new Government Radio Network, which will replace five separate radio networks with a unified system.

Network upgrade for UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

06 August, 2020 | Supplied by: telent Technology Services

telent Technology Services will design, build and operate the mission-critical communications network connecting 155 radio sites along 17,000 kilometres of coastline.

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.

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.

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