TCCA represents organisations from around the world, bringing together all those with an interest in the provision of wireless communications in a mission critical or business critical environment. We believe in the principle of open and competitive markets worldwide through the use of common standards and harmonised spectrum.
TCCA is a Limited Company and is registered in the United Kingdom. It is governed by UK Law and, as such, is required to have two legal documents in place. The first is the Memorandum of Association which describes the purpose and principles of the Association.
The second legal document constitutes the Articles of Association. This is a set of legally binding rules and procedures that have been agreed by the Members and which the Board and Chief Executive follow when conducting the business of the Company. The documents are available to members here.
TCCA was originally established in December 1994 (known then as the TETRA MoU Association) to create a forum to act on behalf of all parties interested in TETRA technology, representing users, manufacturers, application providers, integrators, operators, test houses and telecom agencies.
TCCA continues to support and promote the ongoing development and use of TETRA technology and is driving industry synergy in the development of future mobile broadband capability for the users and providers of critical communications.
TCCA works closely with the organisations responsible for the development of standards relating to critical mobile communications. These include ETSI and 3GPP who develop and maintain standards for public mobile networks.
TCCA comprises an Executive Board, which directs the Association’s many activities. Within TCCA there are also a number of groups that have been formed to specifically support the Association’s objectives.
Applications Working Group
Broadband Industry Group (BIG)
Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG)
International Critical Control Rooms Alliance (ICCRA)
Operator/User Association (OUA)
SCADA, Smart Grid and Telemetry Group
Security and Fraud Prevention Group (SFPG)
Technical Forum (TF)
TETRA Industry Group (TIG) – external
Detailed descriptions of each group’s activities can be found in the Membership brochure here.
At the AGM each year the Board produces the Annual Report. This is available to TCCA members.
Our membership fees are based upon the type of business in which you are engaged and fall into the six categories shown below. These fees are effective from 1st January each year.
- Category 1 – Technical Member €7,500 per annum, which includes:
Manufacturers, commercial operators and Certification Body
- Category 2 – General Member €3,150 per annum, which includes:
Peripheral equipment and other manufacturers, other test houses, integrators, consultants and application providers
- Category 3 – Government Operators €2,500 per annum, which includes:
Government owned network operators
- Category 4 – User Member €630 per annum, which includes:
User organisations, other government organisations, single industry professionals and TETRA Interest Groups.
- Category 5 – Partner Member €500 per annum, which includes:
Partners and sub-contractors of current Members
- Category 6 – TETRA Forums – please contact us for further information.
The membership fee will be calculated from the beginning of the quarter year in which the application is submitted.
Organisations and individuals that wish to join TCCA can do so by downloading and completing an application form and sending this to the Association’s membership department. Membership benefits, details on joining and the forms can be found on the How to join page.
Should you have any questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.