Learn, Define And Develop The Evolution Of Critical Communications

Posts tagged ‘Phil Kidner’

TCCA welcomes new EC focus on digital communications as support for public safety spectrum

Logo idea 121 July 2014:

The TCCA welcomes the stated commitment of new European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to make much better use of the great opportunities offered by digital technologies.

In his New Start for Europe document, President Juncker states: “…. we will need to have the courage to break down national silos in telecoms regulation, in copyright and data protection legislation, in the management of radio waves and in the application of competition law. …  Enhancing the use of digital technologies and online services should become a horizontal policy, covering all sectors of the economy and of the public sector.”

Emergency services have an increasing demand for access to mobile broadband data services for their PPDR operations. The establishment of mission critical mobile broadband data services ideally requires a frequency band located below 1 GHz. An opportunity is opening at 700MHz. This band is today inter alia used by terrestrial broadcasting services, but is expected to be shared or ultimately fully re-allocated to mobile service at the World Radiocommunications Conference in November 2015 (WRC-15).


NEW DATES AND VENUE ANNOUNCED – Critical Communications World Will Now Take Place From 20 – 22 May 2014, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


Due to the ongoing political instability in Thailand, we have taken the decision with the TCCA to move Critical Communications World 2014 out of Bangkok to the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This venue can fully accommodate the event’s conference and exhibition requirements and the dates will be 20-22 May 2014.

This decision has not been taken lightly and we have considered all options to determine the best course of action. Ensuring the best possible attendance at CCW is our priority and it is evident that this will not be the case if we remain in Bangkok with the ongoing disruption and uncertainty around security. By moving  to Singapore we will remain in the ASEAN region, in a more stable environment conducive to hosting a show the scale of CCW.

Phi Kidner, CEO of TCCA has made the following statement, 

“It is clear that we need to move away from Bangkok. Moving such a large event at this stage in the planning schedule is not easy, but I am confident that IIR have secured the best alternative available. Critical Communications World will remain in the ASEAN region and in the same time frame. Despite the inconvenience, we are successfully forging ahead with the event’s marketing process and we will continue to make it another great success. I look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in Singapore.”

Thank you for your understanding. 

If you require any further information please contact a relevant  member of the team below:

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries please contact:

Daniel Burridge
Head of Sales  
Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 7098
Email: dburridge@iir-telecoms.com

For speaker and programme enquiries please contact:

Hanna Jackson
Conference Director
Tel:  +44 (20) 701 77117
Email: hjackson@iir-telecoms.com

For delegate and visitor registration, please contact:

Customer Service
Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 7878
Email: enquiries@criticalcomms.com

For press enquries please contact:

Anna Slater
Head of Marketing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 6772
Email: aslater@iir-telecoms.com

How do you judge a conference? | Critical Communications Europe 2014

How do you judge a conference?

By the quality of its speakers.

Despite all the hard work that goes into organising and running an event, any success is down to the willingness of members of the Critical Communications community to share their work and inspire their peers. We are very grateful and proud of all of our speakers who will be bringing the conference to life in Amsterdam. Below is just a small preview of who will be stepping up to the lectern at the NH Grand Hotel Kraznapolsky during Critical Communications Europe.

Meet The Speakers 

Meet the speakers


Key Topics Include

    • How Will Innovation Shape The Future Of Critical Communications
    • A European Harmonised Spectrum For Broadband PPDR
    • SMART Critical Communications: The Smart Santander Project
    • Preparing And Investing For Next Generation Networks – Exploring The MVNO Opportunity
    • Mass Management And Encryption In Public Safety Critical Communications Networks
    • Deploying Critical Communications To Increase Efficiency In The Rail Environment

We look forward to welcoming you to Critical Communications Europe

Critical Communications Europe Team


How To Register

Registration is now open | Critical Communications Europe, 10 – 12 March, 2014


Critical Communications Europe 2014 will bring together experiences and opinions from across the European continent to help develop existing TETRA networks and develop future services and standards. This will be the first opportunity in 2014 to come together as a community with mutual interests to ensure continued excellence in the current European climate.

Registration is now open – Join us for Critical Communications Europe, 10 – 12 March 2014, Amsterdam to hear all about the latest development.

>>> Free to attend for visitors – Click Here to Claim Your Free Pass
>>> 70% discount on the registration for Critical Communications Users – Click Here To Register Your Name

We have now developed the conference agenda, which will highlight two key themes throughout:

  • Making sure that existing networks are being used to their fullest operational potential
  • Approaching next generation networks with cost effectiveness, practicality and standardisation as a priority

>>> Download The Full Draft Agenda
>>> Download The Flyer

TETRA Is Here For Transit, Airport And Utilities Communications – Hear More…

TCA BAnnersTETRA is now being deployed in the Americas as THE secure radio choice for the Transit, Airport and Utilities communities. Are you looking to find out more about TETRA’s specific technical attributes and benefits?

Join us for TETRA Congress Americas, 14 – 15 November 2013, New York to hear all about the latest deployments.


We have recently updated the agenda and added some brand new sessions and speakers to the TETRA Congress Americas program  – Download your latest copy here


TETRA set to take centre stage with a year of record growth


Industry event to present complete capabilities of critical communications industry

Wednesday 17 April 2013, London, UK

TETRA continues to dominate the critical communications market. Data released by IMS Research (now part of IHS Inc.) shows that 2012 is the third consecutive year for record shipments by manufacturers of TETRA equipment. The technology is being deployed in more regions than ever before, and showing strong acceptance in a growing number of vertical markets.

Reflecting the on-going popularity of the TETRA standard, the industry’s annual Critical Communications World conference and exhibition is expecting a record number of attendees and exhibitors. This year the event takes place in Paris from 21-24 May 2013.

“TETRA is a robust and highly specified standard that has proven its worth time and time again to its users, and to the wider public who depend on critical communications for their safety and security,” said Phil Kidner, CEO of the TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA). “The established leader throughout the world, there are still new markets opening up. These include North America, where we are seeing TETRA being adopted for the first time in the utilities and public transport sectors.” (more…)

TCCA marks TETRA critical communications interoperability milestone

Latest news From TCCA (London UK Monday 18 March 2013)


The world’s most dominant mission critical mobile communications standard has further cemented its success. The 750th TETRA interoperability  test certificate has been issued by the TETRA & Critical Communications Association (TCCA) test and certification body, marking the 15th year of the process that has driven the global adoption of the TETRA standard. Each certificate issued is for a specific infrastructure-radio terminal combination. There are currently some three million TETRA terminals in use worldwide. (more…)

Cassidian celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Beijing Just Top network in China

Latest press release from Cassidian, Gold Sponsor of Critical Communications World 2013


During the anniversary celebration, the TCCA granted the TETRA network and Beijing Just Top NetCom the ‘World Class TETRA Network and Operation Award of Excellence.’

During the anniversary celebration, the TCCA granted the TETRA network and Beijing Just Top NetCom the ‘World Class TETRA Network and Operation Award of Excellence.’

  • Asia’s largest digital trunked network and the biggest city-wide TETRA network in the world was developed and installed by Cassidian
  • Ten-year collaboration between Cassidian and Beijing Just Top NetCom
  • The TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA) granted Beijing Just Top NetCom its ‘Award of Excellence’

Beijing, 16 January, 2013 – Beijing Just Top NetCom and the Beijing Government Shared TETRA Network have celebrated their tenth anniversary. This first government-shared TETRA network in China was developed and installed by Cassidian ten years ago and has been operated since then by Beijing Just Top NetCom. During the anniversary celebration, the TCCA granted the TETRA network and Beijing Just Top NetCom the ‘World Class TETRA Network and Operation Award of Excellence.’ (more…)

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: