Working together for better public safety
A formal co-operation agreement has been signed between the TETRA Association and Public safety communications – Europe (PscE). The agreement means that the two organisations will collaborate in advancing public safety communications for the benefit of users and the wider public.
The agreement was signed by Egil Bovim, the President of PSCE, and Phil Godfrey, Chairman of the TETRA Association, at the TETRA World Congress in Singapore.
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PSCE and the TETRA Association have already worked together in lobbying the European Commission for additional spectrum. This is needed to cater for expansion in voice and wideband data services as well as for future mobile broadband services required for public safety communications use.
Egil Bovim said “PSCE sees it as important that the various institutions and organisations working on public safety communication are in collaboration. There are clear differences in terms of technology orientation, membership and organisational structures, however we do all work towards providing the best possible services, and as such there are areas where it is useful that we stand together.”
Phil Godfrey said “The TETRA Association has a broader role than just concentrating on technology. For that reason, we seek to partner with other key user-led organisations so we can ensure that users can continue to improve their operational effectiveness in the years to come. We look forward to working together to safeguard the public safety market of the future.”