Critical Communications World

We look forward to seeing you next year! CCW will be taking place on 17-19 June 2025 at Brussels Expo, Belgium! Until then, join us at our upcoming events throughout the year for more exciting innovations and discussions.

The Airbus experts showcasing the best of secure collaboration for mission-critical and business-critical markets.

🏆 ICCAwards Photo Gallery

CCW 2024 Dubai

The most significant event of the year for any critical communications expert – Critical Communications World, CCW – is a chance to see the latest innovations in the mission-critical market.

The Airbus experts had the pleasure of welcoming visitors to their impressive booth.

Airbus presented a huge agenda and great demonstrations making our presence at CCW 2024 a standout highlight.

Explore our website and follow the Airbus social medias for more updates and highlights from the CCW!

Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre

By Metro: Dubai's metro system offers a swift and convenient mode of transportation to Dubai WTC with its dedicated station. Trains operate frequently between 5 am and 11 pm, using the Nol Card for easy access. Just swipe your card at the platform entrance.

By Taxi: With over 5,300 RTA taxis available, getting to Dubai WTC is convenient. Most drivers are familiar with the area and drop-off points. You can also pre-book by calling +971 4 208 0808. Fares start at 5 AED, or 12 AED for pre-booked rides, with credit card payments accepted for added convenience.

By Car: Dubai WTC offers direct access from Sheikh Zayed Road for easy travel by car. Multiple car parks provide 7,530 spaces, including options for electric cars with charging stations.

Burj Khalifa: Standing at 828m, the Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building and a must-visit attraction in Dubai. Located in the city center, it offers breathtaking views from the observation deck on levels 124 and 125. Don't miss the chance to dine at the At The Top Sky Lounge or experience a sunset at The Lounge, Burj Khalifa, the highest lounge in the world at 585m.

Palm Jumeirah: Palm Jumeirah, a large manmade island, boasts high-end hotels like Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, One&Only, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, and Atlantis, The Palm. Access is easy via the monorail connecting to the mainland's tram system.

Dubai Creek: Explore Dubai's rich culture at Dubai Creek, the original settlement site of the Bani Yas tribe. Enjoy a traditional abra ride for just AED 1, the best value attraction in the city. Afterward, wander through the gold, spice, and textile souks to experience Dubai like a local.

Dubai Mall: Next to the Burj Khalifa, is the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination. With over 1,200 stores, two major department stores, and hundreds of dining options, it covers over 1 million sqm. A day may not be enough to explore all the attractions, including 150 restaurants and various fun activities.

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood: Explore Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in Bur Dubai, one of the oldest areas with traditional windtowers and winding alleyways by Dubai Creek. Visit SMCCU for Arabic classes, heritage tours, and mosque visits. Afterwards, take an abra boat ride to the souks across the creek.

Airbus' ICCAwards 2024

ICCA_2024_Winner_LogoAirbus shined by winning two categories and receiving one high commendation

These accolades showcase Airbus' dedication to innovation and sustainability, made possible by our exceptional experts and professionals in Team Airbus. They continuously strive to make a difference in the critical communications market.

🏆Advances in sustainability

Agnet TETRA is a prime example of our commitment to sustainability in public safety communications. By integrating existing TETRA equipment with newer technologies, we reduce the need for new infrastructure and minimize environmental impact. This approach not only boosts operational efficiency but also promotes resource efficiency. The end-to-end encryption in Agnet TETRA ensures secure communication, crucial for maintaining public safety and data integrity. This forward-thinking solution has earned Agnet TETRA the ICCA 2024 award for its innovative and sustainable approach to critical communications. Congratulations to our team members Ali Helenius and Markus Säynevirta for their outstanding contributions to public safety technologies!

Logo winner of Advances in sustainability Agnet TETRA ICCA Awards 2024-1

🏆 The Phil Kidner award for outstanding contribution to critical communications

Ali Helenius has been a key figure in critical communication technology development for decades. His leadership and innovation have significantly advanced technologies like TETRA, Tetrapol, and P25, enhancing public safety worldwide. Ali's forward-thinking approach has prepared the industry for future changes, meeting evolving needs. His impact extends beyond Airbus, benefiting end-users and society. Congratulations to Ali Helenius on receiving the Phil Kidner Award for his visionary leadership in advancing public safety technologies.

Logo winner of The Phil Kidner Award for an Individual Outstanding Contribution to critical communications ICCA Awards 2024-2

🏆 TCCA young engineer of the year (Highly commended)

Markus Säynevirta at Airbus has played a key role in enhancing strategic initiatives through market analysis and coordination of research projects. His expertise in LEO satellites has shaped future mobile broadband coverage and capacity for mission-critical applications. Markus has also led efforts to improve cyber security in satellite networks, strengthening our position in secure communication. His academic achievements have boosted our organizational credentials and established high security standards vital for public safety applications. Congratulations to Markus for his outstanding contributions! 

Logo TCCA young engineer of the year ICCA Awards 2024-2

 

Find more photos of the Airbus' ICCA Awards 2024 night below in the Photo gallery 👇

Citywide celebrations: Ensuring seamless coordination across urban festivities

Imagine, a vibrant city in early June. The sky is blue and the sun is shining softly. A fresh summer air is gently embracing the lively streets. Flowers are blooming in every corner creating a beautiful scenery. People are outside and the joy of early summer is visible on everyone’s faces. The air is full of excitement and anticipation. Music fills the air and happy people gather to celebrate.

You are organizing a big event with multiple event areas scattered across different locations. The event is attracting tens of thousands maybe even hundreds of thousands of visitors.

The event venues start to quickly fill with eager crowds and soon you have many small incidences happening around the different locations. Maybe it is a suspicious bag that needs to be checked, a missing child, someone is hurt or then just a very crowded walkway.

In these critical moments, where one event can trigger a chain reaction, it is critical to be very cautious. It is important to allocate resources in the most efficient way to assure that everything goes accordingly.

This is where Airbus solutions like Agnet can help you giving all parties seamless connectivity using for example voice, video, data and images. Letting the experts at the command room and commanders at the field to lead the scene, making informed decisions and coordinating responses efficiently.

 

Learn more about our demos at CCW 2024

Agnet

Future of critical communications

How do you bring professional communications to your smart devices? 

With Agnet, smart device users become part of the professional world – voice, data, video and location services are all at hand with the reliability and security that professional users expect. 

 

Police in Dubai

Agnet solution from NEDAA

How does Agnet look like in action for customers? Explore the exciting features being utilized in Dubai!

Uncover how Agnet is revolutionizing communication in Dubai by bridging the gap between TETRA radio and smartphone users on a daily basis. See firsthand how video feeds are enhancing public safety.

Agnet over Satcom being used

Secure satellite communications

How to stay in contact with your team members, when the capacity or coverage of your network is not good enough?

Learn how to use Agnet and Satcom from Airbus together. Make PTT calls or stream live video from anywhere – even when there is no 4G/5G network available!

Agnet and TETRA being used

Hybrid TETRA connectivity

How to plan your migration from narrowband radio communications to 4G/5G mission critical broadband?

What is the best way to migrate your TETRA network to broadband? What are the most efficient steps? Visit this demo and you will get your answers!

Vehicular relay

Mobile tactical network

In mission-critical operations, fast, reliable, and available connectivity is essential whenever and wherever the operation takes place. Mobile tactical networks are a good choice, especially in areas, where coverage and capacity can be limited. 

Mobile tactical networks can also be used with a satellite connection to build coverage and capacity in areas where a terrestrial network is not economically viable, such as mountainous or coastal areas.

Next generation Command center

Next generation command center

Explore the evolution of command centers and discover how to efficiently manage talk groups with hundreds or even thousands of users, regardless of their communication technology. Dive into our demo to uncover advanced dispatching solutions that leverage video, location services, messaging, and talk groups to streamline your missions effectively.

Agnet turnaround

Reinvented aircraft Turnaround

The air transportation industry is evolving, facing challenges in managing growth while ensuring environmental sustainability. This marks a new era that departs from old practices.

Ground operations are crucial, as any inefficiency can affect overall performance, impacting passenger loyalty, air traffic management, and the environment by causing delays and added costs. Discover how Agnet Turnaround optimizes every turnaround for peak efficiency.

Professional services

Professional services

How to save time and minimize risks when introducing mission-critical broadband capabilities into your organization –

Agnet Services will guide you and help you safeguard against blind spots, as well as take full advantage of the new broadband capabilities.

 

CCW 2024 Agenda

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14 May

12:30-13:00

Critical Communications Outlook NEDAA

14 May 12:30-13:00

Critical Communications Outlook NEDAA

Speakers include: Mansoor Buosaiba, CEO - NEDAA

Location: Theatre A

13:00–13:45

Future Technologies Discussion

14 May 13:00–13:45

Future Technologies Discussion

Panelists include: Eric Davalo, Vice President Europe - Airbus

Location: Theatre A

13:30-14:15

Quality of Service, Priority & Pre-emption

14 May 13:30-14:15

Quality of Service, Priority & Pre-emption

Panelists include: Antti Kauppinen, CTO - Erillisverkot

Location: Theatre B

13:45 - 16:15

Technology trends

14 May 13:45 - 16:15

Technology trends

Led by: Francesco Pasquali, Chair, TETRA Industry Group


Speakers:  Adel Zouheiri, Regional Sales Manager, Airbus - Markus Saynevirta, Strategic Marketing Expert, Airbus Public Safety & Security

Location: SHARJAH - D

15:45 - 16:15

Evolution towards Broadband of the Spanish Security and Emergency National Network

14 May 15:45 - 16:15

Evolution towards Broadband of the Spanish Security and Emergency National Network

Speakers include: Carlos Sanchez Fernandez, Senior Business Analyst, Airbus SLC Spain

Location: Theatre C

16:15-17:00

Migration to Broadband - Success in Cooperation Throughout the Value Chain

14 May 16:15-17:00

Migration to Broadband - Success in Cooperation Throughout the Value Chain

Panelists include: Timo Lehtimäki, CEO - Erillisverkot

Location: Theatre B

16:30-17:40

CCW Focus Forum: TETRA Security - going forward

14 May 16:30-17:40

CCW Focus Forum: TETRA Security - going forward

Speakers include: Mika K. Laitinen, Product Security Architect, Airbus Defence and Space

Location: SHARJAH  D

17:20-17:40

Enhancing Next-Generation Usability in Critical Services: Navigating Implementation Challenges Using a Three-Dimensional Approach

14 May 17:20-17:40

Enhancing Next-Generation Usability in Critical Services: Navigating Implementation Challenges Using a Three-Dimensional Approach

Speakers include: Chloé Maréchal, Business Analyst - Airbus

Location: Theatre B

15 May

11:15-11:45

Nordic Status - Where are We Since CCW23 And Outlook To 2024

15 May 11:15-11:45

Nordic Status - Where are We Since CCW23 And Outlook To 2024

Speakers include: Jarmo Vinkvist, COO - Erillisverkot

Location: Theatre A

11:25-12:10

5G NTN Critical Communications Panel Discussion

15 May 11:25-12:10

5G NTN Critical Communications Panel Discussion

Panelists include: Dr. Amina Boubendir, Head of Research and Standardisation, Airbus Defense and Space

Moderator: Antti Kauppinen, CTO - Erillisverkot

Location: Theatre C

12:15 - 12:45

Return on Experience on France RRF Program: Achievements, Challenges & Success Factors

15 May 12:15 - 12:45

Return on Experience on France RRF Program: Achievements, Challenges & Success Factors

Speakers include: Olivier Paterour, Senior Solutions Architect, RRF program CTO, Airbus

Location: Theatre B

12:30-13:15

Multi-Layered Constellation Panel Discussion

15 May 12:30-13:15

Multi-Layered Constellation Panel Discussion

Panelists include: Zoltan Wirth, HO 5G & 6G - Airbus and Antti Kauppinen, CTO - Erillisverkot

Location: Theatre C

13:45-14:15

AI Smart Policing and Safe Cities

15 May 13:45-14:15

AI Smart Policing and Safe Cities

Speakers include: Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi, Head of Telecommunication - Abu Dhabi Police

Location: Theatre A

13:30-13:55

Operator Partnership: The Cooperation to Build a Critical Communication Network Relying on Mnos Coverage

15 May 13:30-13:55

Operator Partnership: The Cooperation to Build a Critical Communication Network Relying on Mnos Coverage

Speakers include: Claire Raynal, Core & Radio Access Network Expert - ACMOSS

Location: Theatre B 

14:15-14:45

Vision for Information-Centric Field Officer

15 May 14:15-14:45

Vision for Information-Centric Field Officer

Speakers include: Timo Lehtimäki, CEO - Erillisverkot

Location: Theatre B 

15:15 - 16:00

How Can AI Be Used Effectively on Critical Communications?

15 May 15:15 - 16:00

How Can AI Be Used Effectively on Critical Communications?

Panelists include: Mohamad Khayat, Lead Architect - Airbus and Dr Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi, Head of Telecommunication, Abu Dhabi Police

Location: Theatre A

16:00 - 16:30

Critical Communications Finland: Ecosystem for Mission Critical Broadband Migration

15 May 16:00 - 16:30

Critical Communications Finland: Ecosystem for Mission Critical Broadband Migration

Speakers include: Minna Paavola, Head of Sales, Airbus Defence and Space

Location: Theatre A

16:45-17:15

Nationwide Migration - RFF Program

15 May 16:45-17:15

Nationwide Migration - RFF Program

Speakers include: Eric Davalo, Vice President Europe - Airbus

Location: Theatre C

17:30 - 17:45

RFF: Building a Mission Critical Service in France

15 May 17:30 - 17:45

RFF: Building a Mission Critical Service in France

Speakers include: Guillaume Lambert, Director - ACMOSS

Location: Theatre A

16 May

11:30 - 13:00

TETRA data and apps: practical ways to get more out of TETRA

16 May 11:30 - 13:00

TETRA data and apps: practical ways to get more out of TETRA

Led by: Hannu Aronsson, Chair TCCA Applications Working Group

Location: SHARJAH - D

13:00-13:30

6G Enabled Satellite-Based Connectivity for Demanding Applications in Remote Regions

16 May 13:00-13:30

6G Enabled Satellite-Based Connectivity for Demanding Applications in Remote Regions

Speakers include: Marko Hoyhtya, Satellite Communications and Situational Awareness - VTT

Location: Theatre A

13:45-14:15

Critical Communication's Role on Airport Turnaround efficiency

16 May 13:45-14:15

Critical Communication's Role on Airport Turnaround efficiency

Speakers include: Verena Zell, Business Development Manager - Airbus

Location: Theatre B

13:45-15:00

Rising Star Panel

16 May 13:45-15:00

Rising Star Panel

Speakers include: Panelists include: Markus Säynevirta, Strategic Marketing Expert - Airbus

Location: Theatre C

Agnet for public safety

Enter a new era of critical collaboration

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