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Why transition towards 5G might be a good idea – right now? »

Safe cities continue to be a hot topic. Cities are facing a number of new security challenges. These include organized crime, climate change and geopolitical threats. They must also deal with restricted budgets. To meet these challenges, critical organizations need new and more efficient ways of working. Overall, they must be able to do more with less. But how can they do this?

15 Mar 2023 by Tapio Savunen  |  6 min read
Critical communications, TETRA and 5G, Push-to-talk service

Why 4G/5G migration projects fail – and how to make sure yours doesn't »

Moving from TETRA or Tetrapol to 4G/5G mission-critical broadband is a huge undertaking and can take years to complete. Organizations want new and better ways of working for their users, but they also want to continue using investment they have already made. During the migration period, operations must also continue without interruptions. But why do migration projects fail – and how can you make...

31 Jan 2023 by Etienne Legendre  |  8 min read
Critical communications, TETRA and 5G, Tetrapol, Push-to-talk service

49 inspiring quotes for ensuring a successful broadband future »

Many organizations want to adopt broadband and smartphones for their professional communications. They see it as a good way to improve operational efficiency, safety and security. But what should every organization think about when planning their broadband future? To help you, we’ve collected these quotes about broadband transformation from some of the critical communications industry's leading...

15 Dec 2022 by Minna Kuronen  |  17 min read
Critical communications, TETRA and 5G

Mission-critical smartphones – Nearly everything you need to know »

A mission-critical smartphone must meet certain key requirements. These requirements cannot be met by a regular smartphone. But what are these key requirements? How do you choose a mission-critical smartphone? How do you manage smartphone risks for professional users? And how do you communicate when your mission-critical smartphone is out of coverage? This blog post answers these questions as...

29 Nov 2022 by Jaakko Tolppanen  |  22 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA and 5G, Professional apps, Push-to-talk service, Hybrid devices

3 real-life examples of seamless evolution to secure broadband »

Across the world, public safety agencies are taking advantage of new data services, such as video, data analytics and online field reporting. Compared with conventional voice, these services demand more communications capacity, best provided by 4G/5G broadband networks. Agencies can make the move to mission-critical broadband in different ways. Which is the best for you? For some ideas, we look...

23 Sep 2022 by Tapio Savunen  |  12 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA and 5G, Professional apps

TETRA radio user: 5 reasons you should be interested in MCPTT »

TETRA radios are great and mission-critical communications over TETRA provide excellent service. Your operations may depend on certain ways to use radio communications. So, why should you be interested in MCPTT – mission-critical push-to-talk over broadband?

5 Jul 2022 by Timo Toikkanen  |  13 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, TETRA radios, TETRA and 5G, Professional apps

3 reasons June 2022 is the best time for Critical Communications World »

The previous Critical Communications World took place in November 2021 in Madrid. Now it’s June and the CCW comes again – now in Vienna. With only a few months in between, is it too soon? No! On the contrary, this is great timing, and I have three great reasons for you.

7 Jun 2022 by Igor Vinogradoff  |  5 min read
Critical communications, Events

How to use TETRA and smartphones in a hybrid way »

Do you use TETRA communications and plan to bring smart devices or apps into professional use? If you do, take a look at this blog post. It answers the question “How does TETRA fit with smartphones?”

25 May 2022 by Jukka Saari  |  15 min read
Critical communications, TETRA radios, TETRA and 5G

9 truths about PTT services and security you wish you had known before »

Professional organizations and teams can already use push-to-talk over 4G broadband. Soon they will also be able to use 5G. A click on a smartphone button or key can connect teams instantly. This is convenient, but if you also need PTT app security, you need to look out for nine things.

11 Apr 2022 by Mika Myllymäki  |  14 min read
Public safety apps, Critical communications, Professional apps, Push-to-talk service