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Jun 17 2019

Three ‘must-sees’ at Critical Communications World 2019

Over the ten years I have been attending Critical Communications World (CCW), I have always come away having learned something new. Back then the event was still known as TETRA World Congress, but although the name has changed, CCW remains the premier event for critical communications professionals and network operators.

This year’s event is in Kuala Lumpur on the 18-20 June 2019 and as ever, it’s going to be interesting to see what’s new and what the big topics are this year. So, what should we be looking out for this year?

Mission-Critical Broadband is changing the game

Although TETRA is still alive and well and in widespread use, it does have its limitations when it comes to data. Critical communication users need real time video, access to various databases on the move, and even vital insights from IoT sensors – all this gives them a better idea of what is going on in emergencies, helping save lives. That’s why more and more countries are considering implementing broadband public safety services over existing commercial mobile networks where the spotlight is on ensuring that first responders do not struggle to access the network when there is high demand from consumer users.

If you are coming to the show and are interested in this topic, be sure not to miss a presentation from Nokia’s Alexander Van Overveld, Business Development Director, ‘Mission-Critical Broadband: A deep dive into the S-MVNO model’ on 20 June from 12:45 to 13:15.

This presentation will answer some essential questions including:

  • What are the different elements of the S-MVNO model?
  • How can we guarantee mission-critical communications over commercial networks?
  • How do we deal with prioritization or ensure interoperability with existing public safety and mission-critical networks?

From 5G to Artificial Intelligence

Other highlights from our experts at this year’s CCW include:

  • ‘Critical Broadband’ Masterclasses on 18 June, from 09:00 to 17:30 - Philippe Agard, Global Head of Public Safety & Defense Market Segment, Noel Kirkaldy and Marc Balliet
  • Panel session ‘What will 5G bring and how will the transition happen?’ on 19 June from 15:00 to 15:45 - Noel Kirkaldy, Business Development Director
  • Panel session ‘Advances in AI technologies and applications for critical communications’ on 20 June 12:30-13:15 - Preetha M. Nadarajah, Business Analytics Practice Head.

See the full schedule here

Solving the challenges at Nokia booth #E120

Mission critical users face particular challenges. Come along to our booth #E120 and on the Critical Communications Finland Pavilion to see our solutions to three of the most pressing ones.

The first is how to build a future-proof, secure mission-critical broadband network, whatever the deployment model, as an essential foundation for the next generation of emergency services.

Users also want to detect incidents more quickly and take more rapid, more informed decisions with the help of next generation emergency and command centers.

Another challenge is the need to enhance frontline situational awareness and act more efficiently. In particular, this will involve working with IoT and multimedia centric services that make full use of the mission-critical broadband network.

Hope to see you in KL!

For more information, please visit https://www.nokia.com/about-us/news-and-events/events-calendar/critical-communications-world-2019/.

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About Petra Vakiala

Petra is responsible for Public Safety and Smart Cities marketing at Nokia. She has over 10 years of experience in the public safety sector and has been closely monitoring the evolution from narrowband technologies to mission-critical broadband. Petra is excited to see what types of new opportunities broadband brings to the first responders, helping them to work more effectively and even saving lives. Petra holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Stockholm and is based in Finland.

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