New South Wales Selects TPG to Lead Public-Safety Broadband Proof of Concept
Friday, April 16, 2021 | Comments

The New South Wales government in Australia selected TPG Telecom to deliver a multi-operator public safety mobile broadband (PSMB) network proof of concept (PoC) trial in partnership with Nokia.

” The trial program, signed by the New South Wales government on behalf of all states, territories and the Commonwealth of Australia, will provide a mobile broadband platform for emergency service organizations aimed at improving access to information, providing real-time, automated situational awareness and enabling emerging technologies to be integrated into operational practices.

Historically, emergency service organizations have relied on dedicated land and mobile radio networks, to provide communications. While robust, these technologies do not deliver the 21st century communications that are needed to ensure emergency services personnel can continue to keep Australians safe.

TPG Telecom has been working closely with the commonwealth, states, territories, emergency service organizations and delivery partners to develop a multi-operator solution for the PSMB network.

“The trial will allow for the exhaustive testing of the multi-operator service delivery model to ensure it can provide the critical communications support needed for frontline staff during emergencies and natural disasters,” said TPG Telecom CEO Iñaki Berroeta. “Last year’s bushfires and the recent floods in New South Wales and southeast Queensland demonstrate the importance of emergency services personnel having access to real-time information to enable them to make critical decisions in dangerous, fast-moving situations.”

In December, Australia’s National Federation Reform Council (NFRC) identified expediting a PSMB capability as a key priority for 2021.

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