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ASTRID upgrades pager system for emergency services and volunteers

ASTRID upgrades pager system for emergency services and volunteers

ASTRID has completed the changeover from an old paging system used by emergency services to call and send alert notices to volunteers after the public procurement was awarded over a year ago to Thales in 2015. Radio communication was not interrupted duri…

Laurence Doe, 7th June 2016
Brazil's Amapá state capital choses Sepura TETRA technology for public safety

Brazil's Amapá state capital choses Sepura TETRA technology for public safety

The state government of Amapá, Brazil, has chosen Sepura to provide a critical communications solution for its police and emergency services. Secure voice and data services will be provided for public safety agencies throughout the state capital o…

Laurence Doe, 2nd June 2016
SNS Research: Public safety LTE infrastructure market to be worth $600m by end of 2016

SNS Research: Public safety LTE infrastructure market to be worth $600m by end of 2016

SNS Research has estimated that annual investments on public safety LTE infrastructure will reach $600 million (£411 million) by the end of 2016. It also predicts that the market, which includes base stations (eNBs), mobile core and transport networ…

Sam Fenwick, 30th May 2016
International Critical Communications Awards 2016 event video released

International Critical Communications Awards 2016 event video released

After its successful first year the International Critical Communications Awards (ICCA) has released its footage of the spectacular night, where the best critical communication technologies and deployments were celebrated and winners announced. The a…

Laurence Doe, 24th May 2016
Germany's BOS network undergoes test at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Germany's BOS network undergoes test at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

An exercise testing the German Public Safety Digital Radio network (BDBOS) was performed on 16 April at the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which is still under construction. It used a scenario in which a packed plane and a bus collide. The MANV…

Laurence Doe, 20th May 2016
ASTRID provides details of the plan to strengthen Brussels' TETRA network in the wake of 22 March attacks

ASTRID provides details of the plan to strengthen Brussels' TETRA network in the wake of 22 March attacks

Following an appearance before a parliamentary commission in Brussels ASTRID (the operator of Belgium’s emergency services TETRA network) has released new details regarding the performance of its service on 22 March, when a series of bombings resu…

Sam Fenwick, 18th May 2016
South African municipality deploys Airbus DS TETRA equipment for public safety

South African municipality deploys Airbus DS TETRA equipment for public safety

The South African Stellenbosch Municipality, located in the Western Cape province, has equipped its police and firefighters with Airbus Defence and Space's TETRA P8GR pagers and TH1n, THR9 Ex and THR880i radio terminals. The deployment aims to cover…

Laurence Doe, 4th May 2016
Cobham Wireless to launch public safety idDAS for TETRA and LTE systems

Cobham Wireless to launch public safety idDAS for TETRA and LTE systems

Cobham Wireless will start shipping a combined LTE and TETRA version of its idDAS system for public safety in Q4 of this year. The public safety model will cover TETRA bands and is designed to increase the coverage range of infrastructure to reduce costs…

Laurence Doe, 3rd May 2016
Brussels attacks: ASTRID investigation into network saturation

Brussels attacks: ASTRID investigation into network saturation "on-going"

A representative of ASTRID, the operator of the Belgian TETRA public safety communications network, has said that the “official investigation is on-going” after the network was placed under stress from an exceptional mobilisation of emergenc…

Laurence Doe, 13th April 2016
ASC's EVOIPneo recording solution adopted by Estonia's ESTER network

ASC's EVOIPneo recording solution adopted by Estonia's ESTER network

ASC, a communications software company, has implemented its communications recording solution EVOIPneo for the ESTER TETRA public safety network in Estonia. The EVOIPneo system had to be installed within a week to ensure continuity of service. The networ…

Laurence Doe, 5th April 2016
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