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TETRA in Mexico

TETRA returns to Mexico City ! If you are interested in critical communications. If you are interested in TETRA, then this is the event for you. Hear from several leading TETRA experts (in Spanish), see some of the latest equipment and meet all of your friends and colleagues ! This is a free to attend event. Delegate invitation in SpanishDelegate invitation in English Exhibitor information is available from admin@tandcca.com

21 July 2014: The TCCA welcomes the stated commitment of new European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to make much better use of the great opportunities offered by digital technologies. In his New Start for Europe document, President Juncker states: “.... we will need to have the courage to break down national silos in telecoms regulation, in copyright and data protection legislation, in the management of radio waves and in the application of competition law. … Enhancing the use of digital technologies and online services should become a horizontal policy, covering all sectors of the economy and of the public sector.” Emergency services have an increasing demand for access to mobile broadband data services for their PPDR operations. The establishment of mission critical mobile broadband data services ideally requires a frequency band located below 1 GHz. An opportunity is opening at 700MHz. This band is today inter alia used by terrestrial broadcasting services, but is expected to be shared or ultimately fully re-allocated to mobile service at the World Radiocommunications Conference in November 2015 (WRC-15).  Jeppe Jepsen, Director of Broadband Spectrum for the TCCA said: “Mission-critical broadband services need spectrum to be effective. The PPDR community must not be put in a situation where they are competing with the mass market smartphone users for bandwidth to communicate.”  London School of Economics analysis of the use of mission critical broadband by emergency services has estimated a socioeconomic benefit for the use of 2x10MHz 700MHz of €20.98 billion p.a. that encompasses 60 per cent of the European population across 10 selected countries representing three regions. This figure is higher if it is extrapolated to cover the EU28 figure of 500 million people, yielding a socioeconomic benefit of €34.94 billion p.a. The PPDR community, through the EU Council’s Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP) has worked jointly with the spectrum regulator community (CEPT-ECC) and concluded in an ECC Report that a minimum of 2 x 10 MHz spectrum is required for mobile broadband data services, with additional spectrum required to implement voice services, Air Ground Air, Direct Mode Operation and ad hoc networks.  President Juncker also states: “Combating cross-border crime and terrorism is a common European responsibility. We need to crack down on organised crime, such as human trafficking, smuggling and cybercrime. We must tackle corruption; and we must fight terrorism and counter radicalization.” To be successful, we must ensure our PPDR first responders are properly supported.  What is mission critical communication?  Mission critical communication is supplied by special communications systems where the reliability, availability, stability and security of mobile communication is vital to ensure continuous availability of functions critical for society. Typical users of mission critical communication are law enforcement and emergency services for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) operations, including fire and rescue and emergency medical services. Mission critical communications include communication hardware, software, as well as radio frequency band (spectrum) capacity to transmit and share information between field units and command centres.  About the TCCA The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile solutions, based on required extensions to the 3GPP LTE standards. For more information, please visit www.tandcca.com  Contact:Email: editor@tandcca.comTel: + 44 (0) 77 66 33 32 77

Jersey City, NJ and Toronto, Canada – July 18, 2014 – Only 170 km (100 miles) south of the Arctic Circle, in Canada’s northernmost Nunavut region, lies the Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) Meadowbank Gold mine. It is there, where the average yearly temperature is -15ºC, that PowerTrunk, Inc. has been awarded the contract to deploy its digital TETRA land mobile radio system in support of the mine’s operations. The Meadowbank mine is Agnico Eagle's first Low Arctic mine and their largest gold producer. The facilities depend on annual warm-weather sealift from Hudson Bay for transportation of the bulk of supplies and heavy equipment. A small airstrip and all-weather roads are also used for transporting employees who work on a fly-in, fly-out basis. “Having a TETRA system at Meadowbank will greatly improve the security of our workers as well as simplify the maintenance and management of the radio system,” said Philip Quessy, Eng, General IT Supervisor AEM. “We agreed to work with PowerTrunk because we believe that they have the expertise and efficient team to manage this kind of project, and that their products are designed to meet the challenges of our harsh Arctic environment.” The order to PowerTrunk follows the recommendation of BBA, an independent Canadian consulting engineering firm, who was contracted by Agnico Eagle to conduct a feasibility study and to define the requirements of a new radio system for another AEM exploratory gold mine located in the same region. “As part of the feasibility study for the project, BBA recommended PowerTrunk’s TETRA technology because its multiple functionalities meet Agnico Eagle’s needs. Due to the timing of the projects, this recommendation was applied to Meadowbank first. We’re proud that, thanks to this project, our expertise is contributing to technological advances in the Canadian mining industry.” said Gilles Leonard, Telecom, IT and Networking Systems Architecture Expert at BBA. The PowerTrunk TETRA system at Meadowbank will consist of two site base stations operating in the UHF frequency band and include several PowerTrunk HTT-500 portable and MDT-400 mobile radios which will be used to support the open pit mine operations and related logistical activities. “We are very happy and proud to have been first recommended by BBA, a highly respected firm in the market, and then selected by Agnico Eagle to meet their new communication needs at Meadowbank,” said David Torres, PowerTrunk Vice President of Sales, Canada. “This award continues to cement PowerTrunk's position as the leader for TETRA deployments in North America.” Contact: Keith Ammons, VP of Market Development (kammons@powertrunk.com) PowerTrunk, Inc. 66 York Street, 4th floor Jersey City, NJ 07302 Tel: 201-630-4520 Fax: 201-630-4522   

Future of Mobile Communications 2020+ event highlights need for data analysis and mission-critical applications development There is huge potential for broadband capability to transform critical communications services. However, the true value will only be unlocked through the effective analysis of the data deluge that broadband will bring. The identification, extraction and targeted delivery of key intelligence from multiple sources will enable a paradigm shift in the impact of communications on critical users such as public safety professionals and the communities they serve. In addition, the industry must foster an environment that encourages application developers to build a thriving ecosystem to create and deliver applications and services that directly benefit users and enhance the critical communications industry. These are the key conclusions from the Future of Mobile Communications 2020+ event hosted by PSCE and the TCCA. The event was led by visionaries from leading information technology companies, futurologists, research institutions and social commentators who gave their views on how mission critical communications could develop. Critical communications users* from 17 countries then joined in an open debate on the future shape of the European mission critical communications market. “The emergence of IPv6 is driving ever more interconnection, and there is increasing use of the cloud for both public and private data storage. However, this means that the sheer amount of information now available is rendered valueless unless we can extract the relevant intelligence,” said Manfred Blaha, Chair of the PSCE User Committee and Technology Advisor at the Austrian Ministry of Interior. “There is much work going on around enhancing LTE for mission critical broadband so we know we will have high speed data,” said Hans Borgonjen, Vice-Chairman of the TCCA and Senior Coordinator, International Standardisation for National Police Netherlands. “We now have to encourage people to move out of their comfort zones, imagine the potential and realise the possibilities.” Advances in areas such as robotics and augmented reality mean that the only limitation to the evolution of information-rich services for mission critical communications may be imagination. *Including representatives from the TCCA, PSCE, the EU Law Enforcement working Party (LEWP), Public Safety Research Group, NATO Industrial Resources and Communications Services Group (IRCSG), EU-Project SALUS, EU-Project PPDR-TC EU-Project Establish Pan-European Information Space to Enhance Security of Citizens (EPISECC) About PSCE Public Safety Communication Europe Forum (PSCE) is a permanent autonomous organisation aimed at improving the provision of public safety communications and information management systems and the safety of the citizens during crisis and emergency situations. PSCE provides a unique common platform for researchers, industry and users enabling regular exchange of ideas, information, experiences and best practices. For more information, please visit www.psc-europe.eu Contact: Email: secretariat@psc-europe.eu Tel: + 32 (0) 2 738 07 63 About the TCCA The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile solutions, based on required extensions to the 3GPP LTE standards. For more information, please visit www.tandcca.com Contact: Email: editor@tandcca.com Tel: + 44 (0) 77 66 33 32 77

The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile standards.

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