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.
Our last issue of 2018 kicks off with an in-depth look at the future of ASTRID, the Belgian public safety network operator – its plans for the transition to mission-critical broadband make for compelling reading, especially for those grappling with the same topic in other countries. There’s also a look at app ecosystems, with a focus on FirstNet, cyber security and the MCOP project. The potential issues that need to be addressed if the transition to mission-critical broadband is to fully benefit all users is discussed in detail in our interview with Iain Ivory on page 22, while James Atkinson and Richard Martin cover in-vehicle comms equipment installations and the role of critical communications in disaster recovery, respectively.