Critical Communications Today is dedicated to the global critical communications market. It aims to inspire and inform the critical communications community and is published with the support of TCCA. Initially launched in 2010 as TETRA Today, this publication provides technical advice, authoritative editorial and commentary spanning all areas of mission-critical communications.
This month’s issue of Critical Communications Today explores the work Canada is doing to pave the way for mission-critical broadband, which given the country’s vast terrain and small population isn’t without its challenges. Philip Mason’s coverage of CC MENA on page 36 gives a great deal of insight into how other countries are handling their own transitions. Given that many will look to leverage commercial networks, our Q&A with Tero Pesonen on page 24 discusses the key things to consider and what cards governments and public safety operators may hold when negotiating with mobile network operators. For first responders, reliable and all-pervasive coverage is vital and Simon Creasey looks into coverage testing on page 26. There’s also a huge amount of effort under way to create the interoperable ecosystem that end-users need to be able to buy with confidence – see Sam Fenwick’s piece on this subject on page 14.