Public Safety

ABI assesses top DAS vendors

13 March, 2014

Market intelligence firm ABI Research has released its latest DAS Vendor Competitive Assessment. Topping the assessment is CommScope, which is followed by TE Connectivity, Axell, Corning and SOLiD.

Brazil is not mobile-ready for FIFA World Cup, says Infonetics

12 March, 2014

Stéphane Téral, Infonetics' principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics, believes that Brazil will not be mobile-ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Motorola to develop public safety broadband network for LA

10 March, 2014

The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System Authority (LA-RICS) has selected Motorola Solutions to develop a wireless public safety broadband network (PSBN).

Interview: Len Starling, Radio Spectrum Management

13 February, 2014 by Jonathan Nally

The New Zealand government recently concluded the second and final 700 MHz auction round. Critical Comms gets an update on the process and what happens now.

Military emergency beacon failure rate almost 50%

10 February, 2014

Emergency locator beacons used in US Air Force ejection seats and parachute packs have failed in almost 50% of ejections and 24% of bench tests.

A key national resource

20 November, 2013 by Chris Chapman, Chairman and CEO of the Australian Communications and Media Authority | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

The chairman and CEO of the ACMA reviews progress in spectrum management in Australia.

NZ to auction remaining 4G spectrum

20 November, 2013

Following last month's auction of New Zealand's 4G spectrum, a supplementary auction will be held in an attempt to unload the one lot that remained unsold.

Mobile backhaul technology and market analysis

07 November, 2013

Bishop and Associates has released a market research report covering the varying technologies being used in mobile backhaul networks, the equipment involved and the connectivity products needed to support these solutions.

Maritime VSAT market set for growth

06 November, 2013

The maritime very-small-aperture terminal market is forecast to increase at 7.61% through 2016, driven by reductions in operational costs and adoption of broadband services.

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.

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.

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.

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