Complementing mission-critical communications with commercial submitted broadband technologies

Mission-critical capability lies in trusted, proven products, delivering robust, reliable voice communication to the point of need. Beyond existing capabilities there is an advantage in the use of data to support operations, delivered through both existing products and new solutions. This presentation will cover: Real-world mission-critical data requirements Leveraging current investment in deployed radios Operational […]

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Delivering 21st-century communication platforms for public safety agencies in Australia

Citizens in Australia rely on public safety agencies (PSAs) to protect and serve the Australian nation every day of the year. Communication is critical in enabling better decisions that ultimately save lives. Millions of calls are made to PSAs every year in Australia. Each one of those calls triggers a complete systematic response underpinned by […]

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Deploying a private 5G industrial network – lessons learnt

Australia’s thirst for faster and more reliable networks knows no boundaries. As local network service providers rush to deploy 5G for the nation, policymakers around the world have been busy providing incentives for system integrators and solution providers to innovate and invest in solutions, especially within the enterprise space. Closer to home, the Australian Communications […]

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Digital infrastructure & the ‘Dig-Once’ global initiative

Recognising that connectivity is a fundamental foundation of the digital — and broader — economy, the Dig Once initiative can ensure that this connectivity (both wired and wireless) is delivered in a strategic way. In 2019–20, Transport for London (TfL), in partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA), saved 1600 days of disruption through the […]

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How location-based services assist with emergency response and incident management

This presentation will look at how Fire & Rescue NSW has integrated location-based services in all aspects of their incident management, from call taking and dispatch to firefighter safety at the incident, as well as the new and emerging technologies being investigated to take this capability into the next phase.

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ACMA Regulatory Update

A large number of changes were made to the Radiocommunications Reform & Modernisation Act in June 2021. This presentation will explain these changes and look at how ACMA is planning to implement them through regulatory changes.

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A critical time for Australia’s comms ecosystem

This session by Geoff Spring, Senior Industry Advisor and Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne, will review the activities of the University’s Mission Critical Communications Research Unit within the Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety in promoting and influencing the need for the Mission Critical Communications Ecosystem to be formally recognised as “Critical […]

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Critical networks-critical needs? Global perspectives, standards, spectrum & private/public strategies

Global cooperation continues on narrowband (TETRA/DMR & P25) and broadband (4G/5G) open standards for critical communications technologies. What progress has been made and how is this driving voice, data and video functionality delivery to critical users now? What is required to enhance interoperability for users needing secure and resilient communications? What lessons have been learnt […]

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Drones for mission critical response

Drone numbers are predicted to double in growth by 2024, with the largest growth area being that of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones for mission-critical public safety applications. This presentation will outline some current projects where drones are playing a key role, and discuss future applications about to come into play. Specific focus will […]

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Spatial Digital Twin – Infrastructure Data for Emergency Services Operations

Spatial data, including the location of essential infrastructure is critical for supporting emergency services operations. The recent NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry on the 2019/2020 bushfires reinforced the need for telecommunications and utility infrastructure data, identifying it could inform risk and resilience decisions in the location and protection of essential utilities infrastructure in emergency situations. Infrastructure […]

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