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Looking forward: Critical Communications World, May 2018 Berlin

With a successful CCMENA now complete in Dubai, I am delighted to be writing this ‘launch’ post for TCCA’s Critical Communications World (CCW) event, to be held in the vibrant city of Berlin from 15-17 May 2018. This is the first of the Critical Communications Series to be organised in partnership with MA Exhibitions , and we are looking forward to an exceptional event.
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Bravo orders more TETRA infrastructure from Airbus

Bravo, the Saudi radio communications operator has decided to procure professional mobile radio (PMR) infrastructure from Airbus to renew the existing public safety network in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Airbus will deliver and deploy 150 TETRA base stations in the coming months. After Bravo’s positive experience with Airbus’ radio coverage during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in the West region, Bravo (which is fully owned by Saudi Telecom Company) expanded its cooperation with Airbus via the local reseller “House of Invention (HOI)”.
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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
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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
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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
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