Former TCCA Chief Executive Kidner Passes Away
Monday, January 10, 2022 | Comments

Former TCCA Chief Executive Phil Kidner passed away 7 January after a short illness.

Kidner served as chief executive of the organization from 2007 until his retirement in 2017. He managed TCCA through a decade of significant change as critical broadband appeared on the horizon, while still maintaining a high profile for TETRA. Among many TCCA career highlights, in 2013 Phil signed the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) partnership agreement, a formal document that made TCCA the market representation partner for critical communications in 3GPP. He also worked closely with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to help deliver the first Mission-Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) Plugtests in 2017, which have now evolved into the MCX Plugtests.

Kidner enhanced the profile and stature of TCCA and transformed its TETRA World Congress event into the TCCA Critical Communications Series Critical Communications World, the leading conference and exhibition globally for the critical communications ecosystem. Kidner’s regional TETRA roadshows introduced the technology to many new countries and made a huge contribution to the strength of the TETRA standard today.

Kidner was a very special character, cheerful, charming and a good friend. He selflessly shared his extensive knowledge and encouraged us all to join him in the effort to achieve what he believed in, and what he persistently advocated throughout his career. Passionate about his work, Kidner made an indelible mark on the critical communications sector and will be missed by all who knew him.

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On 1/11/22, Jose Martin said:
My condolences to Phil Kidner s family friends and colleagues. Phil was a force of nature. It was always a pleasure to work with him. I appreciate his contributions to TETRA in North America.

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