What role will 5G play in delivering critical communications?

21 December 2021

Jason Johur, TCCA board member and chair, TCCA’s Broadband Industry Group

Jason Johur, TCCA board member and chair, TCCA’s Broadband Industry Group

5G networks promise greater capabilities to critical users but further specification work is needed to ensure their unique requirements are met. A new white paper from TCCA, the global organisation for the advancement of standardised critical communications technologies, says that ultimately, 5G will enable cooperation between critical users to become more efficient and effective. As a result, the safety of first responders and the communities they protect will be enhanced.

The white paper addresses a number of key questions raised by the critical communications community on the role of 5G, including how it compares to 4G LTE, the initial use cases, the expected impacts on user operations and the likely market availability of such solutions.

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Powering the future of mission critical communications

17 December 2021

Today, mission critical communications rely on dedicated Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks to provide a high grade of service for availability, reliability and security. Worldwide, many of these networks are based upon the TETRA standard, providing narrowband voice and data services to its users

Mission critical users have traditionally relied on voice services but are evolving their operations to encompass many more data services and applications, many of which can be carried over TETRA. There is, however, an increasing need for the use of data services such as video and high-speed data, which have higher bandwidth requirement than narrowband systems can deliver, and require broadband data services, such as LTE, to satisfy this demand and complement their narrowband communications.

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Next generation mission critical services are being defined now – it’s time to take part

06 October 2021

An analysis by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has revealed that the rate of adoption of 5G technology in mobile devices is significantly outpacing the rate at which 4G LTE was adopted in its early years. GCF is a non-profit, global, membership driven organisation. 

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DIDWW expands its emergency services to Thailand

22 September 2021

The Thai capital, Bangkok

The Thai capital, Bangkok

DIDWW, the global provider of two-way voice and SMS communications, has expanded its emergency services support to Thailand.

Meeting the highest requirements for regulatory compliance, the company says it ensures reliable connectivity to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) using local dialing in these regions.

 

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