Frontline ResponseMission Critical Technologies Africa

26 September 2019

Frontline Response

Mission Critical Technologies Africa, co-located with AfricaCom 2019 - What will it take to deliver safety and security in the future city?

Co-located with AfricaCom, (12-14 November 2019), Mission Critical Technologies Africa is a dedicated conference stream that targets those involved in critical communications, and command & control sectors of working cities.  It is also the only place on the African continent where mission critical technology users from public safety, transport, utilities and more can get together to gather the information needed to forge ahead with smart and safe city deployments, and also the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals.  

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PTToC market predicted to increase significantly

08 November 2018

The global push-to-talk over cellular market (PTToC) is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5 per cent from 2018 to 2026, says Persistence Market Research (PMR).

In its Push-to-Talk Over Cellular Market – Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Market Forecast 2018-2026 report published in early August, the researcher says the PTToC market was worth USD2,741.4m in 2017 and predicts this will “grow significantly: to reach USD5,658m by 2026.

PMR believes this is due to a worldwide increase in demand for next-generation LTE networks. 

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Satellite Industry and UN begin operational phase of Crisis Connectivity Charter

18 May 2018

Members of the satellite community have signed contribution agreements with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) on behalf of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), stepping up their commitment to support global disaster relief. 

The agreements are the final steps in operationalising the Crisis Connectivity Charter signed in 2015 between the EMEA Satellite Operators Association, Global VSAT Forum, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Aid, and the ETC. 

Signatories from the satellite industry include Arabsat, Eutelsat, Global Eagle, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Thuraya and Yahsat.

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Boom for critical comms in transport

02 May 2018

Total critical communications revenues associated with transport will be worth more than USD3bn by the end of 2020, according to IHS Markit.

The analyst said public safety and security organisations represent the largest adopters of critical communications globally, accounting for around 38 per cent of PMR deployments in 2017.

However in aggregated terms, IHS says business critical sectors – the ‘non public safety sectors’, including buses, trams, metros, trains, ports, airports and utilities – make up the largest combined worldwide market for critical comms.

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