Public Safety

EE, Nokia to trial 4G LTE air-to-ground network

22 June, 2020

EE has signed an agreement with Nokia to build a nationwide 4G LTE air-to-ground network for the UK's Emergency Services Network.


Planning for Australia's connectivity during natural disasters

16 June, 2020 by Gavin Wilson*

Authorities must include network technology that can provide failover or fast pop-up options for connectivity during disasters.


New GRN site goes live on the NSW Central Coast

09 June, 2020

The NSW Telco Authority continues to expand the government radio network, with a new site activated at Wyong Creek on the NSW Central Coast.


Victoria's SCC reaches eight-month milestone

20 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The State Control Centre has been activated for eight months straight, dealing with crises such as bushfires, COVID-19 and extreme weather events.


Comms industry input to the 'Bushfires' Royal Commission

15 May, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Communications and disaster management experts have outlined steps that should be taken to improve Australia's mission-critical communications environment.


Power loss the main culprit for bushfire comms problems

13 May, 2020

Loss of power rather than fire damage was the main contributor to mobile network outages during the 2019–20 summer bushfires, according to an ACMA report.


Canberra provides $37.1m emergency comms boost

12 May, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The federal government has announced funding of $37.1 million to improve communications resilience during natural disasters, including satcoms and more backup power.


NSW Critical Communications Enhancement Program update

11 May, 2020

The NSW Telco Authority has continued to roll out the CCEP during the COVID-19 outbreak, with 50 sites operational and hundreds more under design or construction.


The critical need to accelerate PSMB deployments globally

06 May, 2020 by Jason Karp, Public Safety Network

Countries can quickly deploy mission-critical broadband networks if they choose the right operating models and the right incentives, says PSN's Jason Karp.


Work to begin on Finland's PSMB system

23 April, 2020

Finland's public safety comms operator, Erillisverkot, has awarded 10-year contracts to Elisa and Ericsson for the Virve 2.0 public safety network.


Indoor location of rescue forces in distress

21 April, 2020

Scientists have developed technology to locate personnel inside buildings without having to rely upon continuous GPS signals.


Cyberkey Blue 2 rechargeable smart key

01 April, 2020 | Supplied by: EKA Cyberlock

The CyberKey Blue 2 is a rechargeable smart key that connects to the user's smartphone app to provide virtual real-time access control for the most remote sites.


New plan needed for Perth's transport radio system

31 March, 2020

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia's Radio Systems Replacement project has become a casualty of the dispute between the US and Huawei.


ITU guidelines for emergency communication plans

23 March, 2020

Conducting emergency communication exercises is vital to test the effectiveness of disaster response plans, says the International Telecommunication Union.


Babcock to upgrade NZ Defence HF

10 March, 2020

The NZ Defence Force's 1980s-era high-frequency radio system is about to be overhauled under a NZ$30.6 million deal with Babcock International.


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