Welcome to Critical Communications World

15th - 17th May | Messe Berlin ExpoCenter City | Berlin

Willkommen In Berlin

Critical communications users are facing unprecedented change, as the world is facing increased threats to its safety and security. Effective communications are absolutely crucial to support the work of all professionals around the world who do such a magnificent job in protecting citizens, critical infrastructure, and critical business processes.

TCCA is committed to supporting all critical communications professionals, whether a lone paramedic working in a remote area, or a multinational manufacturer pushing the boundaries of innovation. From PMR to professional LTE, from direct mode to drones, from applications to antennas – we bring them all together at Critical Communications World to drive the evolution of the industry and enhance the ability of communications to safeguard our world.

This event is designed to support its participants. TCCA is not a commercial organisation, and we fully understand budget constraints, and the need to maximise return on investment. We can expect a collaborative event that will benefit all who participate, built on an unprecedented depth and breadth of knowledge.

I very much look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

Tony Gray, Chief Executive, TCCA


TCCA extends critical communications broadband work with new industry collaboration

Nokia and Ericsson representatives elected to steer Broadband Industry Group Espoo, Finland, 7 September 2017: Representatives from Nokia and Ericsson have been elected to lead the new critical communications Broadband Industry Group (BIG), a TCCA Working Group formed to encourage broadband vendor cooperation in the development of common global critical communications solutions.

Preparing for a new kind of control room

The world of control rooms is being buffeted by consolidation and an array of technologies that could overwhelm organisations and operators alike. Sam Fenwick reports on the latest developments

Benefiting from intelligence at the network edge

Paul Steinberg, CTO of Motorola Solutions, speaks to Sam Fenwick about his company’s efforts to use AI and machine learning to bring the right data to the user in the right way. Paul Steinberg presides over a huge range of research and development activities, ranging from RF engineering and wireless network architectures to drones and robotics. He also manages Motorola Solutions Venture Capital’s portfolio and plays a key role in managing Motorola Solutions’ intellectual property

First ETSI LTE Mission-Critical Push to Talk interoperability tests achieve 85% success rate

26 June 2017: The first ETSI Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) Plugtests™ event – interoperability test sessions for mission-critical LTE equipment – concluded on Friday, 23 June 2017, with 140 participants from 19 vendors. The event was held at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France, in partnership with the TCCA, the representative body for the global critical communications community. The test sessions were observed by seven government and public safety network operator organizations from Belgium, Finland, France, Norway and the UK

New Critical Control Rooms group sets out first challenges

Common interfaces required to ensure best possible responses in mission critical situations 15 June 2017: The newly formed International Critical Control Rooms Alliance (ICCRA) has launched its first project – to drive the standardisation of critical control room technical interfaces for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) organisations. There is currently no common interface standard between the telecoms solution –whatever it may be – and the PPDR organisation. This has led to a myriad of proprietary approaches, which in some cases can result in the sub-performance of PPDR operations

ETSI and TCCA hold first interoperability trials for LTE mission critical communication

​Sophia Antipolis, 12 June 2017: The first interoperability test sessions for mission-critical LTE equipment will take place later this month at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France. In partnership with the TCCA, the representative body for the global critical communications community, and supported by the European Commission, the ETSI Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) Plugtests™ event is the first step towards ensuring that equipment from different vendors designed to support mission-critical users will work together. It will be the first time that the interoperability of MCPTT products and services has been tested in Europe.