WEBINAR - The Critical Communications Broadband Roadmap

13th Dec 2018

There has been much debate and discussion about the introduction of broadband services for critical communications. This webinar presents TCCA's view of the current roadmap to operational use of trusted broadband. read more..

ESMCP invites tenders for £100m air-to-ground contract

13th Dec 2018

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has published an invitation to tender (ITT) for the air-to-ground component of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) service. read more..

Motorola Gains 10-Year Contract for Lincolnshire Police

6th Dec 2018

G4S, a leading global integrated security company, awarded Motorola Solutions a 10-year contract to deliver the U.K.’s first cloud-based, integrated CommandCentral Control Room Solution (CRS) to Lincolnshire Police. read more..

Nokia Gets €250 million Loan for 5G Research

6th Dec 2018

Nokia signed a €250 million (US$282.8 million) loan transaction with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to finance research-and-development activities (R&D) related to 5G technology. read more..

BT bars Huawei's 5G kit from core network

6th Dec 2018

BBC News and other are reporting that BT has said it will not use Huawei's equipment within the heart of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK. read more..

APCO Wants Comment on Public-Safety Grade Standard

4th Dec 2018

APCO International is seeking comments on candidate American National Standard (ANS) 2.106.1-201x, which addresses site-hardening requirements for public-safety grade sites. read more..

JUST OUT: Who is who handbook in public safety industry!

29th Nov 2018

The latest edition of the “who is who” handbook in the public safety industry is now available! What’s the handbook? A unique resource for: Emergency services looking for the best market overview of solution providers Industry representatives looking for partners read more..

Heathrow upgrades communications management

28th Nov 2018

Heathrow has appointed airport technology specialist SITA to provide support to its communication network. This includes more than 12,000 telephones, 150,000 LAN connections, 1,900 radios and more than 3,500 WLAN access points across its campus. read more..

Emergency Services Network testing gets under way

28th Nov 2018

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has started testing Emergency Services Network coverage, using its recently-announced solution ESN Assure. read more..

Telent, DGS Partner on Critical Asset Monitoring

22nd Nov 2018

Telent Technology Services partnered with Digital Global Systems (DGS), provider of RF perimeter monitoring technology, to provide critical asset protection for authorities. read more..

Sepura, Motorola Awarded National Airwave Terminal Contract

21st Nov 2018

The Police ICT Co. awarded the national Airwave terminal procurement framework contract to Sepura and Motorola Solutions in a deal that has the potential for significant savings across police forces and the wider public sector. read more..

Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report

13th Nov 2018

Investigation reveals that technology for autonomous lethal weapons with artificial intelligence is being funded by MoD read more..

WMAS set to become first University NHS Foundation Trust in the country

30th Oct 2018

For over a decade, all paramedics in the West Midlands have been educated and trained at university; the trust also undertakes world-leading research with a number of universities; so it is perhaps fitting that West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) is set to become the first ambulance University NHS Foundation Trust in the country. read more..

Home Office Review Finds ESN on Track, Final Product by Late 2020

24th Oct 2018

A U.K. Home Office official said the Emergency Services Network (ESN) review was completed and found that the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) remains the right strategic approach to replacing Airwave, and the program continues to represent good value to money for the taxpayer. read more..

Quarter 4 2018 digital edition of RadioResource International is now online

23rd Oct 2018

Articles in this issue: • Optimizing TETRA with Testing and Maintenance • The Uncertain Outlook for LTE ProSe • The Benefits of LTE and 5G for Mission Critical • France’s Latest PPDR Broadband Plans • The Latest Radios on the Market read more..

Help Belfast and Dublin make open spaces safer and more accessible through technology

23rd Oct 2018

Belfast City Council has established a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to encourage organisations to collaborate with the city on technology-driven solutions that can help manage safe, accessible and enjoyable parks and open spaces. read more..

Nokia Partners with U.K. Sailing Team for Vendée Globe Race Communications

15th Oct 2018

Nokia, together with industrial research and innovation business, Nokia Bell Labs, was announced as technology partner to U.K.-based sailing team Alex Thomson Racing. read more..

Innovative ideas that could grow the economy: apply for funding

12th Oct 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop game-changing technologies with commercial potential that could lead to UK economic growth. read more..

ETSI, EENA Schedule NG 1-1-2 Plugtests for Early 2019

11th Oct 2018

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), is organsing the third emergency communications interoperability Plugtests event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL. read more..

New Study Identifies Alternatives for Public-Safety Broadband

10th Oct 2018

A new dissertation aims to identify the most feasible alternative for a broadband public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) mobile service and uses Finland as a verification case. According to the analysis, the solution creating the most socioeconomic benefits would be a hybrid network. read more..

ESN breaks ground on first extended area service site

4th Oct 2018

Construction has begun on the first new mobile mast for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)’s Extended Area Service (EAS), at Boreland, near Lockerbie, Scotland. read more..

APD teams up with RapidDeploy to offer complete hosted solution to critical control operations

3rd Oct 2018

Software pioneer APD Communications has announced an alliance with fellow technology market leader RapidDeploy to provide a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally. read more..

BAPCO partners with Embrace Child Victims of Crime

26th Sep 2018

Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) is pleased to announce a new two year charity partnership with British APCO. read more..

APD takes digital innovation prize for software that helps save lives

26th Sep 2018

Technology leader APD Communications has claimed a prestigious prize for a world-first digital solution that is pioneering the way forward for emergency services organisations. read more..

New strategic direction for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

25th Sep 2018

The programme will save £200 million in public money per year once it has fully replaced the existing network. read more..

Broadband World Forum - 23-25 October 2018 Messe, Berlin, Germany - 20% discount for ETSI Members

18th Sep 2018

Following a very successful first year back in the German Capital, Broadband World Forum will be returning to Messe, Berlin on the 23-25 October 2018 for more beer, more bratwurst and most importantly, more broadband! read more..


17th Sep 2018

ETSI is pleased to invite you to the ETSI New Internet Forum taking place on 12 October 2018 in the Hague (NL) in co-location with SDN NFV World Congress 2018 read more..

Germany Designates 7layers as eCall Technical Service

10th Sep 2018

The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) designated 7layers as a technical service for eCall Regulation UN R-144 and EU 2017/79. read more..

Icom Offers Nationwide PTT over Cellular Service in United Kingdom

7th Sep 2018

Icom’s new push-to-talk (PTT) over cellular (PoC) radio system allows users to communicate with a two-way radio system over a Long Term Evolution (LTE) closed network. read more..

APD launches International Control Room Week

3rd Sep 2018

Software pioneer APD Communications is launching a special week celebrating the extraordinary work of emergency services call handlers and dispatch teams. read more..

The safe city solutions

24th Aug 2018

Philip Mason explores some of the latest advances being made – both in devices and infrastructure – in the realm of IoT for public safety read more..

Siemens, Damm Test TETRA Solution with ETCS Level 2 for Rail

23rd Aug 2018

Siemens and Damm Cellular Systems implemented and tested an open and interoperable TETRA packet data solution that complies with European Train Control System (ETCS) level two. read more..

Opportunities to participate in research project surrounding 'SERVQUAL' (West Scotland)

22nd Aug 2018

As part of our launch of BAPCO Academic Membership, we are supporting students in research projects relating to topics of interest within our membership. Please click for more information. read more..

MCPTT Plugtests and MCOP — What's New? - Webinar

18th Aug 2018

The second mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) Plugtests event that included 31 vendors recently took place at Texas A&M University in College Station. This webinar will present the results from the week-long event, organized by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) together with TCCA and other supporters. The event tested more than 300 combinations of vendors and equipment based on Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14. read more..

JVCKENWOOD to invest in Tait International

17th Aug 2018

JVCKENWOOD has entered into an agreement for a share acquisition and a capital and business alliance with Tait International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tait and revealed that it is looking to launch a broadband solutions business as a top priority. read more..

Hytera Mobilfunk Partners with Business Application Firm

16th Aug 2018

Mobile2b became a new Hytera Mobilfunk application partner. Hytera's multimode radios and the myBusiness.AI digitalization platform from Mobile2b will be integrated to simplify and streamline work processes within companies. read more..

Frequentis Technology Part of G-Cloud 10 Supplier List

15th Aug 2018

The Frequentis critical control room solution, LifeX, is now available in the U.K. digital marketplace, having joined the G-Cloud 10 list of suppliers. read more..

U.K. Invests US$130M in Police Technology

14th Aug 2018

The U.K. government is investing more than £100 million (US$130 million) of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in projects designed to prepare police forces to adapt to the challenges of the future. read more..

Motorola CEO Expects U.K’s Airwave to Continue ‘Many Years Beyond 2020’

13th Aug 2018

Motorola Solutions is still negotiating contracts for the Airwave TETRA network and the U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN) broadband network with the U.K. Home Office and expects agreements by the end of the quarter, the company’s CEO said during its Aug. 2 financial results conference call. read more..

July's BAPCO Newsletter- now available

2nd Aug 2018

Catch up with the latest news from BAPCO and the public safety community in our latest edition of the BAPCO Newsletter. read more..

Vacancies on the BAPCO Executive Committee

31st Jul 2018

The recent changes to the way your association is run and the resignation of Peter Prater and Andy Motteram, mean there are opportunities to join the Executive Committee. read more..

BroadWay Releases Notice on Pan-European Public-Safety Communications Procurement

27th Jul 2018

Europe’s BroadWay project released a prior information notice (PIN) in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). BroadWay is a team of 11 procurers from 11 European countries looking to procure a pan-European broadband mobile system for use by public-safety responders. read more..

New European Project Targets 5G Acceptance

26th Jul 2018

A new European (EU) project — 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure (5G-VINNI) — aims to accelerate the acceptance of 5G across Europe. The new project is comprised of 23 partners including major telecom operators, industry vendors and academia. read more..

Report Says U.K. ESMCP Delivery May Be Unachievable in Current Form

25th Jul 2018

An annual report from the U.K. Infrastructure and Projects Authority gave the Home Office Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program (ESMCP) a “red” delivery of confidence assessment (DCA). read more..

APD launches Tapestry of the Emergency Services with tech community

25th Jul 2018

APD chose the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub in the company’s home city of Hull as the launch venue for its colourful illustration of its work supporting emergency services organisations. read more..

Radio Resource International Q3 Issue: Drones for Public Safety | Private LTE | Analog Options | New Base Stations

20th Jul 2018

Quarter 3 2018 digital edition of RadioResource International is now online. Share the knowledge; forward to a colleague today. read more..

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Deploys New Digital Radio Dispatch System

19th Jul 2018

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard deployed an Omnitronics digital radio dispatch system to help manage the mission-critical rescue communications across 2,512 kilometers of Australian coastline. read more..

Motorola Solutions Celebrates 50 Years in Denmark, TETRA Achievements

18th Jul 2018

Motorola Solutions is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Denmark and as the provider of the nationwide TETRA radio system that has been in use by Danish emergency services for more than 10 years. read more..

Frequentis Equips Co-Located Control Rooms in Norway

17th Jul 2018

Frequentis announced it is equipping co-located police and fire control rooms in Norway. Ski, the fourth co-located control center, officially opened in March. read more..

EU Requests Comment on New Code for Communications, Including 1-1-2

16th Jul 2018

European Union (EU) members countries' ambassadors approved a set of new rules for the electronic communications sector that cover the 5G rollout and other next-generation technologies, stronger consumer protection and a capped rate for international calls within the EU. read more..

German State Receives 50,000 TETRA Pagers from Airbus

15th Jul 2018

Airbus delivered more than 50,000 TETRA pagers to the Hessian, Germany, fire brigades, emergency services and civil protection units. read more..

Norway Tests Emergency SMS Messages for Deaf, Hard of Hearing

14th Jul 2018

The control system in Norway now supports a pilot emergency short message service (SMS) from Frequentis for users who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disorders in Norway. read more..

ESN Staff Reductions Planned, No New Budget, Timeline Details

13th Jul 2018

Aside from an update on staffing and plans for upcoming user pilots, the U.K. Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) received little new information on the Emergency Service Network (ESN) or the details of a budget and timelines report stated to be released by end-July. read more..

APD's MD Mike Isherwood appointed Chair of BAPCO's Small Business Group

4th Jul 2018

APD MD takes industry role with pledge to promote small business innovation read more..

Facebook abandons its Project Aquila flying internet plan

29th Jun 2018

Facebook is giving up on its plan to create drones that beam down internet connectivity, the company has confirmed. read more..

Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam

28th Jun 2018

Claims that a chatbot can diagnose medical conditions as accurately as a GP have sparked a row between the software's creators and UK doctors. read more..

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund managed by Maven Capital Partners invests £750,000 in leading safety software business

21st Jun 2018

Award-winning risk and safety management software provider set to become the market leading digital solution for SMEs creating over 70 jobs in Greater Manchester read more..

PSCE to Collaborate with 5GIA on 5G for Public Safety

7th Jun 2018

Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) and 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA), representing the European industry in the 5G-PPP Research Program, signed a cooperation agreement to foster collaboration on 5G development. read more..

European Consortium to Tackle IoT Interoperability, Cybersecurity

18th May 2018

A European consortium of 12 industry and academy partners from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom won approval from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 to begin working on Brain-IoT. read more..

Simoco Opens Operations Center at Heathrow

18th May 2018

Simoco Wireless Solutions opened a network operations center (NOC) at Heathrow, which includes a 24/7 monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance service for radio networks at the U.K.’s busiest airport. read more..

Motorola Reports Q1 Financials, Expects 5-Year Airwave Contract Extension

16th May 2018

Motorola Solutions reported first quarter financial results with sales of $1.5 billion, up 15 percent from a year ago, with growth in all geographic regions. read more..

EENA, DJI Expand Research into Drones for Public Safety

16th May 2018

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), and DJI, a civilian drones and aerial imaging technology firm, are extending their research partnership to further integrate drones into rescue operations. read more..

States of Jersey Police Signs 3-Year Contract for Mobile Solution

2nd May 2018

States of Jersey Police in the United Kingdom will deploy Motorola Solutions’ mobile solution as part of the force’s new digital policing initiative, SMARTpolice. The three-year contract will allow police officers to greatly improve efficiency by replacing paperwork activities with automated mobile processes. read more..

U.K. Home Office Releases New RF Test Requirements

20th Apr 2018

The U.K. Home Office released an RF susceptibility test requirement that applies to electrical and electronic equipment where immunity to RF interference is of principal importance. read more..

EE Gains 3.5 GHz Spectrum in U.K. Mobile Services Auction

20th Apr 2018

EE was allocated 3.54 – 3.58 GHz spectrum in the U.K. 4G and 5G airwaves auction, paying an additional £1 million (US$1.4 million) from the assignment stage. EE won the 40 megahertz of 3.4 GHz spectrum at a cost of £302.6 million (US$431.4 million) in the assignment stage. read more..

APD Communications is the first to gain accreditation for next generation Emergency Services Network

13th Apr 2018

Software developed by technology leader APD Communications is the first to be officially certified to support a new state-of-the-art LTE-based communications network for the UK’s emergency services. read more..

ETSI Releases New Standard for Emergency App Interoperability

12th Apr 2018

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) released a new specification that defines the requirements and architecture of pan-European mobile emergency applications (PEMEA). The new specification enables emergency apps interoperability within Europe and beyond. read more..

Home Office Releases Coverage Testing Tender for ESN

12th Apr 2018

The U.K. Home Office released a tender to test coverage of the nationwide Emergency Services Network (ESN), which will be built on EE’s commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The coverage assurance solution will include application and server services, data collection and access services, development services, training and support services, and additional optional and associated services, the tender said. read more..

New white paper released by Motorola Solutions and Reform

6th Apr 2018

Frontline online - Smarter blue light services read more..


16th Mar 2018

Motorola Solutions is delighted to share with you the Summary and Recommendations Report of the Third Cityforum Annual Digital Policing Summit held in late 2017. read more..

Meet the next generation of control rooms

15th Mar 2018

Discover how APD's cloud-based solutions are helping under-pressure emergency services to manage demand and protect their investments in control room solutions. read more..

Emergency Services Network (ESN) news update

15th Mar 2018

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) recently launched an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to procure a supplier to develop and support an independent testing and reporting capability to initially assess EE’s commercial 4G coverage followed by ESN. read more..

Control Room Awards 2018 - Leader of the Year Award is BAPCO member, Phil Quickenden

9th Mar 2018

BAPCO CEO presents fellow BAPCO member with his Leader of the Year award at last night's APD Control Room Awards. read more..

Email Access Everywhere, Even Without Internet Connection

25th Jan 2018

In today’s fast paced world access to email, text messaging and data is part of our everyday life, but what if your profession takes you outside traditional coverage areas, or even worse a natural or manmade disaster wipes out networks and infrastructure in typical coverage zones. read more..

Introducing the BAPCO Satellite Series

15th Jan 2018

Following the successful launch of our additional event in May 2017, we have decided to rename our regional events as the BAPCO Satellite Series. read more..

Behind the scenes on Birmingham derby day with football fans and police – video

2nd Jan 2018

Police on the streets separating rival supporters, cordons restricting access around the ground, holding the away end back after full time: these are familiar experiences for football fans attending derbies up and down the country. Here we go behind the scenes at Birmingham City v Aston Villa to explore how police and fans interact with each other on match day. read more..

Government publishes 5G Strategy Update

21st Dec 2017

The government has published an update to its 5G strategy, which was originally launched in this year’s Spring Budget. read more..

BAPCO supports Control Room Awards

11th Dec 2017

British APCO has thrown its weight behind the first national awards to celebrate unsung heroes within emergency services and other critical control operations. read more..

Control Room Awards launched to celebrate unsung heroes of the emergency services

4th Dec 2017

APD, a company specialising in mission critical solutions for the emergency services has launched the first awards to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes working behind the scenes in control rooms across the UK. read more..

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30th Oct 2017

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