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David Chater-Lea awarded prestigious ETSI Fellowship

David (Dave) Chater-Lea, Fellow of the Technical Staff of Motorola Solutions and founder member of TCCA’s Security and Fraud Prevention Group (SFPG), has been awarded a prestigious ETSI Fellowship, one of only 16 individuals to have been accorded the honour since ETSI was founded.
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Sepura Enhances SC21 TETRA Hand-Portable

Cambridge, 11th March 2019 - Sepura has announced two significant updates to its market leading SC21 TETRA hand portable, with the device now certified with an IP67 environmental protection rating, whilst also being made available for use in the UV band (403-470MHz).
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Ericsson to transform Tele2 Russia network towards 5G

Feb 26, 2019 13:34 (GMT+0:00) - Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Tele2 Russia to upgrade its network with the 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System, including software. More than 50,000 base stations will be deployed across the country as part of the five-year network modernization deal.
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55th Munich Security Conference relied on Airbus’ communication technology

Elancourt, 22 February 2019 – Together with Munich’s municipal utility operator “Stadtwerke München”, Airbus has equipped the 55th Munich Security Conference (MSC) with mission-critical and encrypted communication solutions. The organisers thus opted for a highly modern Tetra system – for the eighth time in a row. It supported around 120 personnel who coordinated logistics and protected high-level participants in the fields of international politics, business and media.
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Ericsson enhances 5G Platform for smooth network evolution

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is evolving its 5G Platform with portfolio additions across core, radio access and transport areas, as well as service orchestration. These add-ons make the platform more dynamic and flexible, enabling service providers to smoothly evolve their networks and deploy 5G at scale
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Caltta, the new name of ZTE Trunking

Caltta Technologies Co. Ltd., previously known as ZTE Trunking Technology Corporation, is a subsidiary of ZTE dedicated to provide professional critical communication solutions (hereinafter referred to as “Caltta”).
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Motorola Solutions Adds Si200 Body-Worn Camera to its Digital Evidence Ecosystem

CHICAGO – Jan. 11, 2019 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) today announced the launch of the Si200 body-worn camera, the newest addition to the company’s digital evidence ecosystem. The Si200 integrates seamlessly with CommandCentral Vault, the company’s software solution for digital evidence management that enables agencies to efficiently and securely manage content from in-field capture to judicial sharing, in one system.
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Sepura staff support Cambridge homeless charity Wintercomfort with large donation

Wintercomfort was thrilled today to receive over £3,900 in donations from Sepura, the Cambridge-based communication experts. The donation is the result of a six month campaign that has seen Sepura find many ways to lend support to the charity, which supports homeless and vulnerably housed individuals in Cambridge. As well as hosting a sponsored sleep out at their offices overnight, the staff at Sepura took part in a number of social events including a footgolf competition at the height of the World Cup, and a Christmas Bake Off in the run up to the holiday season
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Spotlight on The Internet of Life Saving Things

LTE mobile broadband networking is quickly becoming an established part of the critical communications landscape. In the consumer sector, IP-based wireless data services have demonstrated remarkable capabilities serving a wide range of use cases and applications. Once limited to simple voice communications, cellular networks now deliver video and serve as a foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Five key IoT trends to watch in 2019

One of the big anticipations for us is how the Internet of Things will be enhanced by wider deployments of 5G networks around the globe. We’re excited to see how it will enable new and innovative use cases in areas like autonomous vehicles and Industrial IoT.
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The Finnish Defence Forces authorized to sign an Agreement with Bittium Corporation’s subsidiary Bittium Wireless Ltd on Purchasing the Bittium Tough SDRT tactical radios

Oulu, Finland, December 11, 2018 – The Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö has authorized the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command to enter into an Agreement with Bittium Wireless Ltd on the purchase of Bittium Tough SDR™ handheld and vehicle radios, and their related accessories. The value of the Purchase Agreement currently under negotiations is at the maximum approximately EUR 13 million (incl. VAT). The new software-defined-radio based tactical radios will be used at the first phase by the Army and the delivery will be completed at the latest by the end of the year 2020. The purchase agreement does not change Bittium Corporation’s financial outlook for the year 2018 published on August 8, 2018 in the half-year financial report.
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Sepura and SELECTRIC achieve milestone of 400,000 radios delivered to BDBOS users

Sepura has now delivered over 400,000 TETRA radios to BDBOS users in 11 German states, confirming their position as the dominant supplier of TETRA devices to the German public safety market. To support these devices, more than half of the installed base has now agreed long term software maintenance contracts with Sepura and their partners in Germany, SELECTRIC, ensuring that users get maximum benefit from their Sepura devices.
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CCW 2019 - Call for papers

Critical communications touch the lives of everyone, everywhere. Whether as part of our industry or as a citizen, the ability to communicate information immediately, clearly and consistently is the foundation of a safe and secure society.
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TCCA study outlines security policies required for TETRA-LTE interworking

As commercial LTE/4G networks become an increasingly common support partner to secure TETRA networks, the communications link between the two bearers is now a critical focus. A new study from TCCA’s Security and Fraud Prevention Group (SFPG) highlights the need for robust processes and best practice to ensure there are no weaknesses in the interworking mechanism that could be exploited by those with malicious intent.
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