Public Safety

Internet traffic to quintuple by 2016

01 July, 2013 by The University of Adelaide

Academics say a forthcoming huge increase in internet traffic will require major infrastructure upgrades.

Canadian safety and security program

27 June, 2013 by Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group

The Canadian government is calling for proposals to improve resilience to public safety and security threats.

9-1-1 MAX Call-Taking system

26 June, 2013 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Emergency operators can now make use of the full functionality of Zetron’s MAX Call-Taking 9-1-1 system over a tablet PC.

Consultation begins on remaining 700 MHz spectrum

26 June, 2013

The federal government has set a base price for spectrum access charges and is inviting industry comment.

Wireless microphone regulation changes

13 June, 2013

Some technical changes will affect manufacturers and importers of wireless microphones in the digital dividend frequencies.

New spectrum for emergency services

12 June, 2013

ACMA has developed a class licence that provides access to 50 MHz of spectrum of the 4.9 GHz band.

Hytera TETRA for Mercedes-Benz factory

12 June, 2013 | Supplied by: Hytera Communications Co. Ltd

The Mercedes-Benz engine factory fire brigade in Berlin has upgraded to a Hytera TETRA radio system.

Mother Nature to blame for delays

06 June, 2013

Natural disasters and extreme weather are reasons given for delays to landline repairs and connections, the TIO reports.

Cellular M2M to explode by 2016

05 June, 2013

New reports says cellular machine-to-machine connections will exceed 325 million globally in the next three years.

NSW Telco’s prequalification scheme

29 May, 2013

The NSW government has announced ITS2573, a prequalification scheme for procurement of telco equipment and services.

Aviation ELTs don’t always activate

27 May, 2013

Study shows aviation emergency locator transmitters work only 40 to 60% of the time.

LMR market worth $2.6 billion

23 May, 2013

New study says the global licensed mobile radio infrastructure and system integration market is worth $2.6 billion.

NZ announces spectrum consultation

16 May, 2013

The New Zealand government has released a discussion document on the auction of the 700 MHz band.

New arrangements for wireless microphones

15 May, 2013 by Australian Communications and Media Authority

Clearance of the digital dividend spectrum is required by 1 January 2015 and this includes wireless microphone users.

Digital dividend results announced

09 May, 2013

The federal government has raised almost $2 billion in an auction of spectrum in the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands.

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