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What are the current cyber security threats facing the critical communications industry?

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As part of the launch of Critical Communications World’s Cyber Security, Data Applications & Control Rooms and Future Technologies zones, we are releasing a complimentary three part newsletter providing you with exclusive interviews we carried out with our expert speakers and market intelligence provided by IHS.

Part one focuses on the current cyber security threats facing the critical communications sector. Access three exclusive interviews with:

  • Charles Brookson, Chairman, ETSI Cyber Working Group
  • Dr Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Secure Infrastructure and Services Unit, ENISA
  • Talal Rajab, Programme Manager – Cyber, techUK
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What kind of Critical Communications networks and services can the next generation of users expect to access?

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At Critical Communications World, 31st May – 2nd June 2016, RAI Amsterdam we will be looking at how Mission Critical Communications end user requirements are evolving today, for tomorrow and the next decade. The programme will also closely evaluate how to get the most from existing TETRA networks, sharing best practice with Users from around the world and monitoring the development of Mission Critical Mobile Broadband. DOWNLOAD PREVIEW BROCHURE

You may have questions about how TETRA and LTE will co-exist for Mission Critical Users. What will be the voice and data requirements for Users in the short, medium and long term and how will these needs be met by existing infrastructure and forthcoming investments? Also, what is the future for TETRA?

LATEST REPORT FROM I.H.S

Latest findings from I.H.S suggests that “the use of LTE in private cellular networks is projected to grow tenfold between 2014 and 2019”

“Not only is LTE is being chosen in many regions as the technology for commercial cellular communication but it is now also being considered as a future broadband standard for critical communications users; the option of private LTE networks already a reality.

IHS has recently produced an in-depth analysis of the rapidly growing broadband market in critical communications for the next five years. A key finding from the research is that the use of LTE in private cellular networks is projected to grow tenfold between 2014 and 2019.
Although IHS forecasts that, long-term, the majority of private networks will migrate to LTE, the transition will be slower than previously projected. WiMAX will ultimately be displaced both in private LTE markets and commercial cellular market” (I.H.S, 2015).

>> DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE

To get your questions answered and to understand more about the future of networks and services join us for Critical Communications World, 31st May – 2nd June 2016, RAI Amsterdam.

Global Xpress is Coming to China

Press Release Source: INMARSAT

Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Beijing Marine Communication Navigation Company (MCN), a company owned by China Transport Telecommunication & Information Center (CTTIC), has signed four new Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreements with Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, to bring Global Xpress, the world’s first globally available, superfast mobile broadband service, to commercial and public sector organizations across China.

Through the agreements, signed by Inmarsat CEO, Rupert Pearce, and MCN Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mr. Song Zhen, MCN becomes a Global Xpress Value Added Reseller (GX VAR) in China, covering maritime, aviation, enterprise and Chinese government markets. The two companies will work closely together to launch commercial services for Global Xpress in China at the earliest opportunity.

“From emergency first responders to those delivering remote education (e-learning) services, Global Xpress will bring the benefits of seamless, superfast connectivity to every region in China, while ensuring that Chinese companies – from airlines to shipping fleets – can enjoy the same high capacity service wherever they are in the world,” said Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat.

“MCN has been a partner for Inmarsat in China for many decades and we are delighted that this relationship is extending to our latest and most powerful satellite communication service; Global Xpress. China is one of the biggest markets for Inmarsat’s mobile satellite-based voice and broadband services, delivering double digit growth in the last five years and we are confident that there will be significant demand for Global Xpress.”

Mr. Song Zhen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, MCN, said: “MCN and Inmarsat have enjoyed a partnership over many, many years. It is a relationship that is founded on mutual respect and a shared understanding of the beneficial role satellite communications plays in our increasingly connected world. We are delighted to partner Inmarsat in bringing Global Xpress services to the market and believe that, with its many humanitarian, economic and social benefits, Inmarsat’s superfast broadband service will prove highly popular in China.”

Inmarsat and MCN’s relationship dates back to 1979. Inmarsat works exclusively through retail partners in China, including MCN, to provide mission critical communications services to some of China’s biggest multinational enterprises including Air China, China COSCO, China Shipping Container Lines, China National Petroleum Corporation, China Central Television, and Xinhua News Agency.

Global Xpress
Inmarsat is investing US$1.6 billion to build the Global Xpress network, which will initially compromise of three Inmarsat-5 satellites in geostationary orbit above the equator. Global Xpress operates with a combination of fixed narrow spot beams that enable Inmarsat to deliver higher speeds through more compact terminals, plus steerable beams so additional capacity can be directed in real-time to where it’s needed.

Global Xpress is the world’s first superfast, globally available satellite communications network to operate in the Ka-band spectrum. Global Xpress services are designed to integrate seamlessly with Inmarsat’s proven L-band network, and will enable users across the aviation, maritime, enterprise and government sectors to have reliable and assured access to high-throughput communications.

The second Global Xpress satellite was successfully launched on 1 February 2015. The third satellite is scheduled for launch in Q2 2015 and global commercial services are on course to be introduced earlier in the second half of this year.

For further information
Jonathan Sinnatt
Director of Corporate Communications
jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com
+44 (0)20 7728 1935

Donna Garcia
Rice Communications
donna.garcia@inmarsat.com
+65 9734 8808

About Inmarsat
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).

The Inmarsat press release newsfeed and corporate updates are on @InmarsatGlobal.

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LTE FOCUS SESSIONS AT CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS WORLD 2015

 Join us for Critical Communications World, 19 – 21 May, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona

downloadLTE is rapidly being considered by public safety organisations worldwide as an important solution for mission critical mobile broadband communications. Momentum is gathering around LTE for public safety thanks to its thriving ecosystem, spectrum flexibility and performance metrics, particularly in the Middle East and US.

However, the transition to LTE is one of the most complex technical challenges the public safety communications industry faces today and there is much to discuss and resolve to achieve further adoption.

This year’s Critical Communications World 2015 conference programme will bring together 200+ Senior Leading Speakers to address the operational models, latest developments and deployment of Public Safety LTE.

Is migration to LTE inevitable or just a complimentary technology for years to come? How can customer demands be met for both critical voice and high-speed data?

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Join the following LTE Focus Sessions at Critical Communications World 2015

Wednesday 20th May 2015

10.35 Meeting The Critical Communications Needs Of The Future: Evolving TETRA For New Services For Users And Tools For Operators
– Outlining the need for new services and tools as well as the provision of TETRA over LTE

•Frédéric Miran, Head of Products Portfolio – Secure Land Communications, Airbus Defence and Space

Thursday 21st May 2015

10.10 PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring The Operational Models For – Deploying LTE For Professional Users
– How much data? When, where and how? What is mission critical?
– Choosing the right operational model for deploying a critical communications broadband network
– Is commercial cellular suitable for public safety?
– What’s the timeline for deploying LTE? Suitability of Integration with existing critical communications networks
– Challenges – spectrum, standardisation, budget

•Tero Pesonen, Chair, TCCA CCBG
•Robert Horvitz, Director, Open Spectrum Foundation
•Emmanuelle Villebrun, French Ministry of Interior
•Ross Macindoe, Head of Future Networks, Airwave
•Sue Lampard, President, British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
•Jeff Spaeth, Corporate Vice President, Systems and Software Enablement, Motorola Solutions
10.50 Evolving Critical Communications To Meet User Demands
– Which mission critical services do users need the most in times of emergency?
– How can customer demands be met for both critical voice and high-speed data?
– Is migration to LTE inevitable or just a complimentary technology for years to come?

•Richard Sun, Vice President, ZTE Trunking

11.50 Deploying Highly Mobile LTE Networks And Coverage For Tactical Missions
– Determining the requirements for deployable networks and coverage systems for defence forces
– Combining TETRA and LTE to enable the parallel use of all TETRA voice services and broadband data transmission
– Evaluating the experience of deploying LTE for the German Military
– Results from trialling a moving base station, radio range, data transfer rate, performance while moving and interfaces to other systems

•Andreas Wack, Lieutenant Colonel, German Armed Forces

12.10 EvaluatingThe Latest Developments For Mission Critical Communications – TETRA + LTE
– Mission critical networks evolution
– Simplifying the move to LTE
– Leveraging the existing networks

•Felix de la Fuente, Senior VP Sales and Marketing, Teltronic

12.30 3GPP Mission Critical – Working Group SA6 – The Steps Toward’s Fully Standardised Mission Critical LTE
This presentation will cover 3GPP application elements and interfaces supporting specialised communication (e.g. Mission Critical Push To Talk), including:
– General application architectural aspects
– Functional interactions
– Allocation of functions to particular subsystems and elements
– Generating information flows
– Identification of Application protocols

•Stephen Andrew Howell, Convenor 3GPP TSG SA WG6 and Technical Specialist, UK Home Office

Find out more and register as a conference delegate or FREE exhibition visitor here

Motorola Solutions Wins TETRA Radio Tender in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

  • 25,000 TETRA radios will be used by 1,500 non-police public safety organisations
  • Contract includes TETRA digital radios, accessories, training and logistics services
April 01, 2015 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Motorola Solutions has been selected as the provider of 25,000 digital Terrestrial Trunked Radios (TETRA), accessories, training and logistics services by the Central Procurement Office of Schleswig-Holstein AöR (GMSH).

“Many specialists participated in this process, including several members of fire services and voluntary fire brigades, as well as emergency services and civil control, who worked on this important project during their leisure time

The Motorola Solutions devices, accessories and services will be used by 1,500 non-police public safety organisations, including all emergency services, public and private fire departments, and civil protection agencies in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

“Many specialists participated in this process, including several members of fire services and voluntary fire brigades, as well as emergency services and civil control, who worked on this important project during their leisure time,” said Lars Ohse, divisional head of GMSH. “The results of comprehensive evaluations, as well as economic reasons and the ease–of-use of Motorola Solutions’ radios, led to this important decision.”

The contract includes the delivery of MTP850 FuG TETRA portable radios, MTP850Ex ATEX TETRA portable radios and MTM800 FUG TETRA vehicle mobile radios and accessories. Within the scope of the four-year contract framework, Motorola Solutions is responsible for on-site training and guidance, engineering support, software updates and a help desk function.

“Winning the latest competitive tender for supplying Schleswig-Holstein with TETRA radios and support underlines the confidence, trust and reputation for technological leadership we have earned by successfully providing mission-critical solutions to public safety agencies in Germany and worldwide,” said Christoph Thomas, vice president, Western Europe & North Africa Region, Motorola Solutions. “This project will equip fire departments, emergency services and civil protection agencies in Schleswig-Holstein with the best tools available to respond to mission-critical situations quickly, reliably and effectively.”

SUPPORTING FACTS

  • Motorola Solutions’ MTP850 FuG TETRA portable radios for mission-critical communications deliver fully integrated voice and data services providing up-to-date intelligence for informed decision-making for users such as fire fighters and rescue forces.
  • Motorola Solutions’ MTP850 FuG TETRA portables support the highest level of end-to-end encryption in accordance with the requirements of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for highly secure communication. They also support GPS with a “man down” sensor, ensuring that life-threatening situations are automatically identified, located and resources quickly deployed.
  • The MTP850Ex ATEX TETRA portable terminal from Motorola Solutions provides high- quality communication with comprehensive user safety and class-leading ATEX specifications for use in potentially explosive environments.
  • Motorola Solutions’ MTM800 FuG TETRA vehicle mobile radio offers five different variations to suit specific operational requirements.
  • The police in Schleswig-Holstein have been using TETRA digital radios from Motorola Solutions since 2010.
  • Motorola Solutions also supplies TETRA digital radios, equipment and management to German security forces in the federal states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and federal security organisations.

SUPPORTING RESOURCES

Website: Motorola Solutions

Twitter: @MotSolsEMEA

LinkedIn: Motorola Solutions

About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. For ongoing news, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/newsroom or subscribe to a news feed.

MOTOROLA, MOTO, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2015 Motorola Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contacts

Elvan Lindberg
Motorola Solutions
Mobile: +46 707448893
Elvan.Lindberg@motorolasolutions.com
or
Susanne Stier
Motorola Solutions
Mobile: + 49 1726161773
Susanne.Stier@motorolasolutions.com

GET A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE FUTURE OF CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS FROM OUR EXPERT SPEAKERS

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The 2015 Critical Communications World agenda will be brought to life by experts from six continents, sharing the global perspective on the future of Critical Communications. Each speaker is ready to share their experiences of developing, using and evolving Mission Critical networks and services with you.

Through direct case studies, in-depth interviews, interactive discussions and educational seminars you will leave the event fully updated and inspired.

Click here to book Save €100 if you book before 27th February

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ANNOUNCING OUR 2015 SPEAKER LINE-UP

KEYNOTE FUTURIST

  • Rudy De Waele, Digital Transformation Strategist

NETWORK OPERATORS

  • Tor Helge  Lyngstol, CEO, DNK
  • Minna Nyman, Operations Manager, Rakel
  • Daniel Haché, Director of External Relations, ASTRID
  • Barbara Held, Head of Directorate – General Policy, BDBOS
  • Jarmo Vinkvist, CEO, Suomen Virveverkko  
  • Ross Macindoe, Head of Future Networks, Airwave 

PUBLIC SAFETY AND DEFENCE

  • General Ilkka Korkiamäki, Chief of C4 (J6) and CIO, Finnish Defence Forces
  • Emmanuelle Villebrun, French Ministry of Interior
  • Andreas Wack, Lieutenant Colonel, German Armed Forces
  • Roberto Moreno, RESCAN
  • Thomas Sylvest, Copenhagen Fire Department
  • Dr. Ing. Markus Rauch, Coordination of the Regional Radio Services, Office for Civil Protection, Autonomous Province of Bozen – South Tyrol
  • Edival NOVAES, Undersecretary of Technology, Secretariat of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro State 
  • Chris Dreyfus, Chief Inspector, British Transport Police

TRANSPORT, ENERGY AND INDUSTRY

  • Wilson Kwok, Senior Communication Engineer, The Hong Kong Electric Co.   
  • Philippe Massy, Head of Radio Networks, SNCF
  • Neptali Mayorga, Transportadora de Gas del Peru
  • Petri Nieminen, Senior Advisor – Power Systems, National Emergency Supply Agency, Finland
  • Gary Mason, RF and Systems Engineer, GE Transportation Systems 

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Join 4,000 Critical Communications Professionals

Join us in May and benefit from a topical and varied conference programme, as well as the opportunity to attend the largest exhibition of Critical Communications equipment in the world. We anticipate attendance from 4,000 Critical Communications specialists including end-users, network operators, application providers, as well as network and device manufacturers. 
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Twice as much radio traffic on the ASTRID network during WW I memorial ceremonies in Belgium Exceptional security measures for British royal family and VIPs

ASTRID, the Belgian TETRA network operator for emergency and security services, registered significant peaks in radio traffic during the Great War commemorations that were held last Monday (4th August). During large scale events, radio communication constitutes an indispensable aid for the police and emergency services. Because of the scope of the security deployed last Monday, there was more than double the radio traffic on over twenty ASTRID base stations in Liège, Leuven and Mons.

Exceptional measures
The commemorations that were held last Monday in several Belgian cities signified a major challenge for the
police and all emergency and security services. The presence of numerous royals (Belgium’s King Philippe and
Queen Mathilde, Prince William and Duchess Kate, Prince Harry, King Felipe VI of Spain), government leaders,
ministers and high representatives made exceptional security measures necessary.
Hundreds of agents of the local and federal police, Defence, staff from town and province councils, the fire
brigades, the Civil Defence, the medical services, national and international security personnel were deployed.
The provincial control rooms (CIC) and the crisis and command centres were veritable beehives of activity.
Management of the events by all of these components of the security system generated far more radio traffic on
the ASTRID network than on a normal day. (more…)

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