The ICCAs, presented by TCCA, are the most prestigious awards in critical communications. Celebrating excellence in the sector, the highly anticipated programme recognises the success of products, organisations and individuals that have pushed boundaries and capabilities within the field. 

The ICCAs' ceremony is the highlight of the sector's calendar and 2023 will be no exception. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 23rd May 2023 at the Scandic Park Hotel, in the heart of Helsinki. Enjoy a reception followed by dinner, and then the unveiling of the 2023 winners at the ceremony itself. Join us for what promises to be an evening filled with glamour and celebration as the best in the sector are rewarded for their achievements.

An expert panel of independent judges take all aspects of entries into consideration and are looking to reward the best and most innovative work, both in terms of the technology itself, and how it is being rolled out and used on the frontline.

The individuals behind these innovations are what fuels the sector, and the ICCAs acknowledge the most influential personalities, with categories including TCCA Young Engineer of the Year and the Phil Kidner Outstanding Contribution to Critical Communications award, named in honour of the late TCCA CEO. 

WINNER: Best use of critical communications in public safety
Samsung Networks - Korea’s Safe-Net, world’s 1st nationwide LTE mission critical network

Highly commended: Best use of critical communications in mining, oil & gas
Petronas and Motorola Solutions  - Motorola Solutions - Petronas Asia’s First for Multi-Site, Multi-Technology, Multi-System Critical Connect Solution

WINNER: Best use of critical communications in mining, oil & gas
Aqura Technologies  - 5G Underground Experience

WINNER: Best use of critical communications in transport
Teltronic - Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor, communication over 3GPP MCX technology ready for FRMCS

WINNER: Best use of critical communications in utilities
Hytera - LECO Electricity MCPTT Project

Highly commended: Best use of advanced technology (AI, UAVs, SA etc)
Nokia - Governmental site surveillance for highly sensitive perimeters that are of national interest - with Nokia Drone Networks

WINNER: Best use of advanced technology (AI, UAVs, SA etc)
Motorola Solutions - CAPE Drone Software A Motorola Solutions Product

WINNER: Best TETRA product or solution of the year

WINNER: Best MC-X product or solution of the year
Softil - BEEHD MCX Framework

Highly commended: Control room innovation
Teltronic: MCX solution over CeCoCo command & control

WINNER: Control room innovation
Leonardo - X-2030

WINNER: Emerging technology, product or solutions (in development but not being used yet)
Nokia - Nokia Drone Networks for governmental site surveillance for highly sensitive perimeters that are of national interest

WINNER: Government authority collaboration
Finland - National Critical Communications Co-operation Based Eco-system

Highly commended: Advances in sustainability
DAC System - RFHawkeye Tetra

WINNER: Advances in sustainability
Sepura - SCU3 Hybrid TETRA+LTE Vehicle Device

WINNER: Champion for diversity, equality and inclusion
 Debbie Powell, UK Home Office - Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP)

WINNER: TCCA Young engineer of the year
Aaron Page, Senior Consultant, Actica Consulting

In recognition of outstanding services to TCCA
Trevor Evans
Brian Murgatroyd
Anton Abrahams

Highly commended: The Phil Kidner Award for outstanding contribution to critical communications
British APCO

WINNER: The Phil Kidner Award for outstanding contribution to critical communications
Tor Helge Lyngstøl – Retired former Director General of DNK, The Norwegian Directorate for Emergency Communication

Lifetime award in recognition of supporting TCCA
Adrian Scrase

Lifetime achievement Finland Award for work done in critical communication
Dr. Janne Koivukoski

In recognition of outstanding service as chair of the judges

Anton Willem Abrahams

The Australasian Critical Communications Forum

Director & Past Chairman

Robin Davis

Actica Consulting

Executive Director

Berit Isaksen

Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection

Legal Executive Director

Iain Ivory

Hermitage Comms

Founder and Partner

Chris Lucas

British APCO


Philip Mason

Mark Allen Group

Managing Editor, Critical Communications Portfolio

Brad Morell

FirstNet Authority

Director Network Technology Operations and International

Dereck Orr


Division Chief

Alison Port

NSW Telco Authority

Director of Commercial Program Delivery

Ken Rehbehn

CritComm Insights

Principal Analyst

Luz Fernández del Rosal


International Co-operation

Adrian Scrase


CTO & Head of MCC

Duncan Swan

British APCO

Chief Operating Officer

Jarmo Vinkvist

Erillisverkot Group


Sandi Wendelken


Senior Research Analyst

Dr Jolly Wong

ATAL Group

Senior Adviser, Hongkong Electric Strategic Adviser,

"The calibre and the importance of the work happening in the critical communications space across the world is outstanding and to be recognised for our work alongside the other nominees is a very proud moment for our organisation"
Champion for equality, diversity and inclusion - NSW Telco Authority

"The judging panel consists of highly recognised industry experts and to compete with other global industry player and coming out as winner is a well received recognition to the team / company for many years of hard work. It also provides confidence to our existing and future customer, confirms that the right decision and investment were made. Competition drives innovation and innovation brings better solutions to the community"
Control room innovation, 3020 LifeX by Frequentis AG

"I would encourage all companies to participate in the ICCAs. These are industry awards, which are well valued by the sector and which serve to visualise the good work that all the companies are doing, and to promote the importance of critical communications"
Best use of critical communications in utilities - Teltronic for Edesur

"Please participate and enter the International Critical Communication Awards. Use the chance to inspire others with your ideas or best-practice-experiences – and enjoy this positive atmosphere"
Advances in sustainability, ALDB – CSR, civil protection and innovations.

Alma Watson

Awards Manager