Public Safety

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.

The comms industry needs a strong regulator

13 January, 2020 by Hamish Duff, President, ARCIA | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

While there is a need for everyone to embrace new technology, we must also have a strong regulator to maintain standards and compliance, says ARCIA's Hamish Duff.

Military comms on the bushfire grounds

13 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Australian Defence Force is assisting the bushfire recovery process, including providing a multitude of communications services.

APCO receives approval for security training standards

13 January, 2020

The standard is to establish cybersecurity training for public safety telecommunicators, management, supervisors, administration and other privileged users.

Motorola Solutions awarded US$23.8m Navy contract

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

The contract will sustain the US Navy's LMR system, which is used by the first responder community at bases across the globe.

Telecoms operators working to restore bushfire-affected networks

09 January, 2020

Australian telecommunications operators are working to restore networks in bushfire-affected areas, allowing communities to receive vital emergency information.

FirstNet reaches 1 million connections milestone

08 January, 2020 | Supplied by: AT&T

Over 1m FirstNet connections are now in service across the US, supporting more than 10,000 public safety agencies and organisations, according to AT&T.

Best of 2019: AML — a game changer for emergency services

27 December, 2019 by Beatriz Peon*

Across the festive season we'll be reprising some of our best articles from 2019. Today we take another look at Advanced Mobile Location.

Best of 2019: LA-RICS' state-of-the-art comms coverage

23 December, 2019 by Scott Edson

Across the festive season we'll be reprising some of our best articles from 2019. Today we revisit our profile of the LA-RACS comms network in California.

Victoria's Metro trains to receive comms upgrades

19 December, 2019

Victoria's Metro Trains' X'Trapolis and Siemens fleets will soon receive wireless data recorders, allowing real-time monitoring of key train systems.

Teltronic to supply Ceará with TETRA network

18 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Teltronic

Teltronic is set to supply Ceará's emergency and public safety agencies with a new TETRA radio system after winning a state contract.

NSW Telco Authority program update

17 December, 2019

An enhanced and expanded NSW Government Radio Network has proved itself a crucial tool during the state's bushfire response.

Nokia to test 5G network for automated rail operation

17 December, 2019

Nokia is set to test and deploy a standalone (SA) 5G system for automated rail operation in Hamburg, Germany, after winning a tender from Deutsche Bahn.

Connected drones for disaster relief

16 December, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

A trial in Japan has used drones connected via a private LTE network to issue tsunami evacuation alerts.

Giving first responders the comms they need

11 December, 2019 by Ian Miller

Is the government leaving first responders out of the equation when it comes to the fundamental communications platforms of the future?

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