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The Mobile

Disaster Management & PS Event - Melbourne

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - at the CDMPS - Melbourne University

(Source: Criticalcomms.com.au)

The final agenda for this month’s important 3GPP/University of Melbourne mission-critical communications briefing has been released.

A joint initiative between 3GPP and the university’s Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS), the event will give Australian policymakers, academics and industry representatives the opportunity to meet and deliberate on communications matters.

Several leaders from the 3GPP will be present to discuss the future direction of mission-critical communications standards, including the impact of 5G.

Read more: here...Criticalcomms.com.au 





1.15 – 1.20 pm

Introduction and Welcome

Convenor Euan Ferguson

Co-Chair CDMPS and CSDILA Advisory Board

University of Melbourne

Steven Tsikaris

Executive Infrastructure and Infrastructure Contracting Victorian Government Department of Treasury and Finance

1.20 – 1.35 pm

Status of Public Safety Mobile Broadband in Australia

Luke Brown

Acting Assistant Secretary Emergency Management Australia Department of Home Affairs

1.35 – 2.00 pm

Key Note Address 

Introduction to the standardisation eco-system for generations of global mobile systems

How Standards Development Organisations are evolving to face new challenges

Adrian Scrase 

Chief Technology Officer European Technology Standards Institute (ETSI) and Chair of 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre (MCC)

2.00 – 2.20 pm

Critical Broadband Standardization

Why the Mission Critical Communications industry is interested in 3GPP 

3GPP standards update specifically relating to Mission Critical Public Safety Mobile Broadband 

How will Service Based Architecture and Network meet the future needs of Mission Critical Communications?

Georg Mayer

Chairman 3GPP Core Network and Terminals (CT)  

2.20 - 2.40 pm

Global Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT) Interoperability Regime and Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP)

Mission Critical Broadband and Conformance Testing 

MCOP source code for MCPTT apps and software development.

Interoperability work and future conformance testing to standards - why this is important

Tero Pesonen

TCCA Director & Board Member and Chairman Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG)/3GPP Market Partner


AGENDA (Continued)


2.40 - 3.00 pm

Radio Aspects – From LTE-Advanced Pro to 5G for Mission Critical Use

Release 15, LTE and 5G New Radio (NR) status and development 

How Release 16 NR work will bring in more Mission Critical Use Cases

Balazs Bertenyi

Chair 3GPP Radio Access Networks (RAN)

3.15 - 3.35 pm

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The emerging relationship between SDGs and critical communications

Greg Foliente 

Enterprise Professor and Deputy Director CDMPS 
Melbourne School of Engineering

3.35 – 3.55 pm

What does critical broadband mean to Government and Industry

A look into evolution from critical Narrow Band to critical Broad Band including the use of hybrid solutions and other operating models

Tero Pesonen

TCCA Director & Board Member and Chair Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG)/3GPP Market Partner

3.55 – 4.10 pm


The importance of spectrum allocation in Australia to radio and wireless communications

Ian Miller

Executive OfficerAustralian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA)

4.10 – 4.40 pm

Question and Answer Panel Session

Desired outcomes & benefits from Australian engagement and interaction with international bodies such as 3GPP. 

The global overview and where does Australia fit?

Implications and opportunities for Australian engineering, education and research flowing on from the development of 3GPP Standards

Engagement between Government, Academia and Industry

Future Events:

$1-         ACMA RadComms Sydney October 2018

$1-         Comms Connect Melbourne November 2018

Next Steps

Convenor: Euan Ferguson

Adrian Scrase, Georg Mayer,

Balazs Bertenyi, Tero Pesonen

David Hutton  

Director of Technology - GSMA

Markku Korkiakoski

TCCA CCBG/BIG; Member Director in Finnish Information Security Cluster and industry coordinator for Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC) Finland 

Steve Tsikaris

Executive Infrastructure and Infrastructure Contracting, Commercial Division Victorian Government Department of Treasury and Finance

4.40 – 5.00 pm

Closing Remarks

Euan Ferguson

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