Mission Critical Comms News

Mission Critical Comms News covers a combined overview the latest and most important news messages, articles, journals and blogs on voice and data communications, from leading sources within the Critical Communications Industry. Here you can find the latest information on technologies like: TETRA, Mission Critical LTE, DMR, GSM-R and SatCom. If you feel articles are missing, please let us know: info@mcc-resources.com

Huawei and Thuraya sign MoU on crisis and disaster management solutions


Thuraya Telecommunications Company signed a MoU with Huawei at the INTERPOL WORLD 2017 exhibition, held from July 4-7, 2017, in Singapore. This important global event was an occasion to showcase se... » Read more

Icom Sponsor 'The One' Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week Safety Team


Icom announced that the company continues to sponsor the safety team for this year’s 'The One' Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week (TOBLSW) which will take between August 5th - 13th 2017. Icom U... » Read more

Peter Haerdi named new CEO of COMLAB Group


The Board of Directors of the globally active COMLAB Group has chosen Peter Haerdi (51) as its new CEO. The COMLAB Group, based in Switzerland specialises in high-frequency digital radio system sol... » Read more

Why Push-to-Talk radios are now more popular than ever


Most people, at one point or another, were able to play with push-to-talk (PTT) radios. Before the true rise of cellphones, these were the de facto mode of wireless communication — easy to us... » Read more

Nokia to supply mission-critical communications network to the County of Fresno, California


Nokia will upgrade the communications network of the County of Fresno, California using microwave packet radio and Internet Protocol/Multi-protocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) technology. The network... » Read more

Bluetooth SIG announces Mesh networking capability


The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced today that Bluetooth® technology, the global standard for simple, secure wireless connectivity, now supports mesh networking. The new mesh c... » Read more

Savox Awarded with ISO 9001:2015 and AQAP 2110 Certificates


Savox was recently awarded with the ISO 9001:2015 and AQAP 2110 Certificates. for many years, the company follows strict processes and guidelines to ensure quality standards are met throughout the ... » Read more

Hytera Communications Completes Acquisition of Norsat International Inc.


Hytera Communications Corporation Limited, announced that as of July 20, 2017, it has completed its acquisition of Norsat International Inc, with its head office based in Vancouver, British Columbi... » Read more

Simoco CEO warns for vulnerability of legacy SCADA systems


In a Blog article, Mike Norfield (Group CEO at TTG) explains how legacy communication technologies are leaving critical infrastructure at risk. Especially with the Wannacry ransomware attack, which... » Read more

Verizon launches ultra-rugged Sonim XP5


Verizon expanded its device lineup with a pair of new products. First up is the Sonim XP5 , a super rugged feature phone. The Sonim XP5 is IP68/IP69 rated and can withstand shocks, drops, splashes,... » Read more

Michigan County Continues with Black & Veatch for New Radio System


Oakland County, Michigan, in partnership with Black & Veatch, is advancing its public-safety LMR project after the completion of phase one. Phases two and three include the development of a system ... » Read more

Motorola Solutions announces: HACKATHON is back


Motorola Solutions, working in partnership with Australian public safety and goverment agencies, announced that this year’s HACKATHON will occur in September 2017, building on the success of ... » Read more

Nokia to supply critical communications network to northern California water and power utility PCWA


Nokia is to provide an advanced communications network to the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) in Northern California to support its hydro-electric power generation and water distribution services... » Read more

Kolibri Systems moves into a new office


As of July 1th, Kolibri Systems, software developer that unifies divergent dispatch and control room systems and technologies into one unified central interface, recently announced that the company... » Read more

Ctrack Announces 5-year Contract to Provide Fleet Management Solution to Red Cross Rescue Service in Austria


Inseego Corp., a leading global provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) - today announced that the Red Cross Rescue Service in Tyrol, Austria, has aw... » Read more

Nok Nok Labs raises $8M in series D-funding led by Motorola Solutions


Nok Nok Labs (NNL), the leading innovator in modern authentication and a founding member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, today announced that it has raised $8 million in Series D finan... » Read more

FREQUENTIS completes voice communication system for Polish Air Navigation Services Agency


FREQUENTIS compact and duplicated VCS 3020X will provide a market-leading voice communication system to PANSA, and was completed under the lead of IT-COM. Frequentis took over the delivery of the s... » Read more

Broward County on leading edge of emergency communications


When a hurricane or other emergency strikes, Broward County first responders are at the scene to ensure the safety of residents and visitors from the beach to the Everglades. The county has selecte... » Read more

Motorola Solutions leaves Basingstoke after 30-years


After more than three decades in the borough, employees of Motorola Solutions are being moved to new offices in London. It comes four months after the communications giant announced it was leaving ... » Read more

US Army chooses Harris, Motorola Solutions for Army radio infrastructure contracts


The Army has awarded a pair of five-year, $461 million contracts to Harris Corp. and Motorola Solutions for updates to the branch's existing land mobile radio system infrastructure. Harris and Moto... » Read more

City of Bozeman upgrades emergency radio communications


Gallatin County’s 911 Communications department is in the process of a $1.5 million upgrade in an effort to boost radio communications for emergency responders in the city of Bozeman. When us... » Read more

Ericsson and Telia connect world’s largest oil shale mine


Since June 19, occupational safety and efficiency at the largest oil shale mine in the world has been boosted by the availability of 3G mobile connectivity. Located in Ida-Viru County, Estonia, the... » Read more

CyPhy Works Tethered Drone Provides Security for Boston Pops Fireworks


The PARC tethered drone system from MA-based CyPhy Works provided security for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular this year. The company’s Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communicatio... » Read more

Attobus refreshes Dorset Police (UK) mobile data terminal fleet


Attobus has supported Dorset Police in refreshing their fleet, replacing a number of their old M-PC2s with the faster, more flexible A-PC1 (fifth generation high spec mobile data terminals) and bri... » Read more

Malawi and UNICEF Create Drone Corridor for Rescue Work


Malawi and UNICEF have joined forces to open up a 25-mile-radius drone corridor over the nation’s Kasungu Aerodrome in an effort to improve emergency rescue operations and further aerial rese... » Read more

Technolution opent vestigingen in Kopenhagen en Stockholm


Technolution versterkt haar activiteiten in Scandinavië met de opening van kantoren in Kopenhagen en Stockholm. Een logische stap voor de innovatieve technologie-integrator uit Gouda, die in d... » Read more

NXDN Common Air Interface Accepted by the ITU-R


NXDN-Forum announces that the NXDN Common Air Interface (CAI) was accepted at the meeting of the ITU-R (International Telecommunications Union Radiocommunications Sector) held in November 2016 and ... » Read more

Hytera to provide communications to Bad Münder benefit run


This year, the 19th running of the Söltjerlauf Run took place in ideal running conditions in Bad Münder, Germany. On 17 June 2017, almost 800 motivated athletes ran laps for four hours in... » Read more

Norsat receives final court approval for plan of arrangement with Hytera Communications Co., Ltd.


Norsat International Inc. announced that the previously announced transaction, pursuant to which Hytera Communications Co., Ltd. will indirectly acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of ... » Read more

HENSOLDT acquires UK-based radar company Kelvin Hughes


HENSOLDT, the new German sensor house, has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with UK private equity firm ECI and management to acquire the UK provider of security and maritime radar solutions Kelvi... » Read more