Mission critical: dealing with disaster

11 October 2022

Recent floods in Pakistan have caused widespread devastation – putting critical communications under the spotlight. Robert Shepherd speaks to those keeping southern Asia connected

The recent flooding that’s engulfed Pakistan is a stark reminder to humanity that we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature.

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The mission critical comms revolution

10 October 2022

Paul Ward, director, ETELM

Paul Ward, director, ETELM

Private 4G/5G communications offers an exciting opportunity for mission critical users – the move towards high-speed broadband services will enable new, advanced applications and offer significant operational improvements for users. However, there will still be a demand for traditional PMR technologies….so can the industry gain more than just the improvement in data services?

TETRA is still the most advanced digital trunked communications system for mission critical users today and sets the standard for voice and group communications but will never be able to offer the high-speed data services that are essential for today’s critical workers. As organisations look towards the next generation mobile communications, there is an opportunity to reflect on how different technologies can continue to be viable for users.

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Motorola Solutions celebrates 50 years in Malaysia

10 October 2022

Motorola Solutions is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary in Malaysia. The company has grown from a small semiconductor operation in 1972 to a leading supplier of mission-critical technologies enabling public safety and enterprise security today.

Enterprise organisations like MRT Corporation use Motorola Solutions’ video security and mission critical voice and data solutions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MRT established new ways to utilise these solutions across its trains to prevent virus transmission, while keeping daily services running safely and reliably.

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M1 to launch offshore 5G coverage for Singapore’s southern coast

10 October 2022

M1 has announced plans for an ambitious multi-year project to deliver ubiquitous 5G standalone (SA) offshore coverage along the southern coast of Singapore, including the waters surrounding the southern islands.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will work in collaboration with, and co-fund, the project.

“The launch of M1’s 5G standalone network provides low-latency, responsive, secured and high-throughput mobile connectivity to ensure more precise and reliable communications between the ships and the port,” said Manjot Singh Mann, CEO of M1. “5G has the capability to resolve long-standing pain points and it will become the natural technology of choice for the maritime industry. As the first country to extend 5G standalone coverage to sea for maritime operations, M1 is excited to partner MPA and IMDA to co-develop 5G solutions that will not only transform the industry but benefit the whole of Singapore’s maritime economy.”

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