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Emergency services
Motorola signs $60M deal to enhance NSW emergency services network
August 2022
NSW Telco Authority has awarded Motorola Solutions a five-year contract extension to support and enhance the state’s Public Safety Network.
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Collaboration
What 5G means for first responders
July 2022
In today’s constantly changing landscape, first responders must be adaptable, proactive, and collaborative, and the fifth generation of mobile cellular network technology (5G) is the technology to get them there.
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Vodafone
Vodafone, Te Rourou foundation launch emergency grant, match donations for Tonga tsunami recovery
January 2022
Vodafone and Te Rourou, Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation are joining forces to support relief efforts in Tonga, as the island nation faces significant damages caused by the eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai. 
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Government
International Telecommunication Union to help nations with emergency comms
March 2020
"The exceptional COVID-19 crisis we are going through right now shows how vital information and communication technology networks and services are, both to respond to the current pandemic and to address disaster management."
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Digital Transformation
Fujitsu completes Tassie emergency services upgrade
December 2019
It allows for real-time sharing of incident details, resource location, hazards, and warnings as well as status tracking between agencies.
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Commerce Commission
Commerce Commission seeks to upgrade NZ’s emergency calling code
September 2019
“As the copper network is gradually withdrawn there may be a small number of New Zealanders who could be left without the means to call 111 during an emergency if they have a power failure.”
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Radio
Vertel partners with Beaconsim to aid AUS emergency services
June 2019
Beaconsim is complementary to Vertel’s overall offerings and consistent with our strategy of looking around the world for best-of-breed technology partners.”
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Cloud
Motorola signs $261M deal to upgrade Victoria emergency services network
April 2018
“Emergency services depend on having ‘always on’, secure and reliable communications for their daily work."
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Cloud
Fujitsu creates $17m dispatch system for Tasmania Police
October 2017
“We look forward to rolling this out to all emergency services groups in Tasmania.”
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Emergency services
Spark to launch private paging service for emergency & business-critical customers
November 2016
The NZ Fire Service operates across the length of New Zealand including remote rural locations that do not have wide spread reliable mobile coverage.
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Android
Emergency location tracking can be life or death, so why is NZ taking so long?
September 2016
With the accuracy of GPS, combined with the amount of data about users, using emergency location tracking for medical purposes seems obvious. Right?
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Cybersecurity
Wireless broadband in public safety market expected to soar
November 2015
“Opportunities such as next-generation technologies and crisis and disaster mitigation will drive the public safety market."
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Emergency Communications
Government to develop 111 emergency app
June 2015
An emergency 111 smartphone app is being developed in a joint venture between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the NZ Police.
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Emergency management
New emergency alert system via text for Southlanders
May 2015
Emergency Management Southland is urging Southland residents to sign up to a text alert system, which will provide warnings directly to mobile phones.
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Telecommunications
New Web site to support emergency services when minutes matter
October 2009
The Web site allows Kiwis to check and confirm that the emergency services have the right details on how to find them.