In the event NBN needs to restore services during an emergency, NBN says it will work closely with power companies and the emergency services and work to restore services as soon as it is safe to do so.
A global research study from Motorola Solutions finds the pandemic accelerated demand for and adoption of technology for public safety.
Mobile phone services provider Lycamobile has been penalised $600,000 by the telecommunications industry regulator ACMA after prolonged and large-scale customer data failures, which could have put people in danger.
National broadband network operator NBN Co has unveiled the first NBN Disaster Satellite Service in Namadgi ACT, designed to boost the support offered to communities and emergency services personnel during and in the aftermath of emergency events, such as bushfires and floods.
Singapore e-scooter provider Neuron Mobility has launched its Follow My Ride service in Australia, which allows a Neuron rider to share their location in real time with someone else during their e-scooter trip, and provides added security while riding alone.
New Zealand’s telecommunications and competition regulator The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on a code to protect consumers who are at particular risk of needing to contact emergency services and only have access to a home phone to make the contact.
The telecommunications regulator ACMA has taken action against 15 telcos for failing to provide vital information that supports Australia’s emergency services such as Triple Zero and the Emergency Alert system.
Fujitsu has successfully completed the implementation of an Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch (ESCAD) system for Ambulance Tasmania.
Telcos are required to do a welfare check on people who have tried to call during a large network outage of telecommunications systems, under newly legislated rules for emergency call services in Australia.
NEC Australia has devised and delivered a new Triple Zero Emergency Service platform for the Tasmanian Government, replacing the former Telstra analogue telephony service which was scheduled for decommissioning in 2019.
The telecommunications regulator, The Australian Communications and Media Authority, is reviewing Australia’s emergency call services regime and is now seeking industry and public feedback through a consultation process.
Motorola Solutions has joined Fortem Australia, a new community-based organisation focussed on the health and wellbeing of Australia’s 300,000-plus first responders.
The demand for, and volume of, location data in Australia is unprecedented, according to a key industry player, with the telecommunications and insurance sectors the most interested in the use of location data services.
Telstra says triple zero calls are slowly returning to normal after they went on the blink following a cable outage on Friday morning.
NZ network vendor TeamTalk is transforming into a critically resilient communications service provider, and with Nokia's equipment and help will deliver "solutions and services including emergency services, connected service vehicles, wireless technologies, private LTE and Internet of Things".
There has been a 92% increase in portable radio coverage and a substantial improvement in coverage for emergency and essential services in the Parramatta CBD with the completion of a new radio site in the area.
A newly registered Industry Code is expected to improve the accuracy of the public number customer database that is relied on by emergency services to help Australians in danger or distress.
Darwin-based business systems developer Radical Systems has won the 2017 Motorola Solutions public safety hackathon.
Motorola Solutions has been selected as the official radio communications supplier for the Commonwealth Games which are scheduled to be held on the Gold Coast in 2018.
Victoria’s State Emergency Services (SES) has deployed a hybrid cloud solution including Microsoft’s Public Cloud as part of a major digital transformation.
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