Public Safety

GAO issues report card on FirstNet progress

29 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

AT&T is meeting all of its FirstNet contractual coverage and adoption milestones, but there is some room for improvement in certain management aspects.


Minister visits bushfire-affected radio sites

28 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Federal Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher has visited teams helping to restore bushfire-affected radio tower sites on the NSW South Coast.


PSCE Paris meeting wrap-up report available

28 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Public Safety Communication Europe December meeting brought together more than 100 participants from 15 countries.


Roundtable examines bushfires' effects on communications

23 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

A government and industry roundtable has assessed the bushfires' effects on telecommunications, and agreed on measures to examine hardening networks.


ETSI issues major standards for NG112 and AML

23 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The new standards cover core elements of the NG112 architecture as well as the sending of location data to public safety access points via AML.


PSCE, GSMA release IoT communications reports

22 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Two new reports jointly produced by PSCE and GSMA cover IoT communications concepts and technical analysis of service levels.


Leidos to overhaul UK police command and control system

21 January, 2020

London's Metropolitan Police Service is set to receive a new command and control system for officer deployment in a Leidos-led upgrade.


Minister hails NSW Telco Authority's bushfire response

16 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello has hailed the Telco Authority's 132 continuous days of service during the bushfire crisis.


Alaska gives carriers 12 months' notice on Wireless 911

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Alaska's Department of Public Safety has given carriers a one-year courtesy notice that a formal request for the implementation of Wireless 911 will occur.


VIDEO: FirstNet put to the test as 30,000 evacuated

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Three first responder agencies in Ohio maintained seamless communications when a severe thunderstorm threatened a football festival.


Oakland deploys Motorola disaster recovery service

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Oakland, California, has selected Motorola Solutions' PremierOne CAD disaster-recovery-as-a-service solution to provide a standby system in the cloud.


US county swaps on-premise for cloud-based CAD

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Centre will implement RapidDeploy's Nimbus CAD, a cloud-native platform powered by Microsoft's Azure Government Cloud.


US Air Force base to get 5G, FirstNet

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: AT&T

The US Air Force's Nellis Air Force Base and AT&T have signed an agreement under which the telco will provide 5G services along with FirstNet connectivity.


5G to reach 1.5 billion connections globally by 2025

14 January, 2020

5G is set to reach 1.5 billion connections globally by 2025 for an annual average growth of 150% over the next six years, according to a new study.


GME supporting volunteer firefighting organisations

14 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: GME Pty Ltd

Communications company GME is supporting volunteer organisations fighting the bushfires, such as the RFS, CFA and CFS, through the donation of UHF CB radios.


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