Managing the deployment of mission critical broadband applications

11 May 2022

Tero Pesonen, chair of the Critical Communications Broadband Group and vice-chair of TCCA

Tero Pesonen, chair of the Critical Communications Broadband Group and vice-chair of TCCA

Around the world, the emergency services and other first responders are increasingly using broadband applications to augment existing mission critical voice and narrowband data services, such as those delivered by the Airwave network in the UK. This is catalysing a focus on the quality of ‘mission critical’ applications.

Unlike consumer apps, mission critical apps may be supporting users in life or death situations, and there can be no weak link in the ecosystem. This means that the successful implementation of mission critical applications will be a complex task. TCCA, the global representative organisation for the critical communications ecosystem, has published an advisory white paper that looks at the key considerations that need to be taken into account when developing and deploying true mission critical applications.

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First phase of 4G rollout on London Underground complete

06 May 2022

BAI Communications has launched a permanent 4G mobile service on the eastern section of the Jubilee Line, which is a significant milestone in the rollout of mobile coverage across the London Underground.

Three and EE customers will be the first to benefit from the 4G and 5G-ready communications between Westminster and Canning Town, while the pilot services with O2 and Vodafone will continue while discussions with BAI on access agreements are finalised for a permanent service.

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Wales gets £11.5m full-fibre broadband boost

07 April 2022

More than 600 public services across north and south Wales can now access greater internet speeds as a result of a £11.5m UK government levelling-up fund.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said it has connected full-fibre broadband to 620 sites across Wales as part of Westminster’s agenda to level up public services.

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The power of TETRA technology

11 March 2022

Hannu Aronsson, TCCA’s TETRA Applications Group

Hannu Aronsson, TCCA’s TETRA Applications Group

TETRA is recognised as a leading mobile communications technology that is delivering mission-critical voice and data services to public safety organisations and mobile workers worldwide. It is the technology upon which the UK’s Airwave network is built. 

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