The Australasian TETRA + Critical Communications Forum was founded in Australia in 2001 and in the Australasian region represents the international TETRA + Critical Communication Association (TCCA), formerly the International TETRA Association with over 130 members globally, comprising governments, vendors, integrators and users, promoting open and multi-vendor digital mission critical radio communication technologies from narrowband to broadband LTE.
The Forum has been successful in the promotion of the non-proprietary mission critical digital TETRA radio communications technology in Australasia and the IP based TETRA technology has become the technology of choice in the Australian resources sector and oil & gas industries, used in long distance pipeline and rail projects including light rail and a number of other market sectors.
The TETRA technology with its comprehensive multivendor interoperability regime provides a comprehensive set of mission critical voice + data applications for management, operations, logistics and health and safety of people and installations. Globally the non-proprietary mission critical TETRA standard supported by many vendors has pushed innovation way beyond that of other standards.
The Australasian TETRA + Critical Communications Forum (ATCCF) will continue to support and promote the significant virtues of TETRA technologies and the evolution of other non-proprietary critical LMR technologies and standards such as P25 and DMR.
Recognising the need for mission critical grade open standard broadband services (LTE) the Forum (ATCCF) will support the global efforts of the international TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA) to work with ETSI and other relevant parties such as the 3GPP to create standards that will satisfy these needs in the future and raise the overall profile and knowledge of open standard non-proprietary digital radio communication technologies through active membership of vendors, integrators and distributors in the Australasian region.