Welcome to Connection Issue 9, your round up of interesting and informative opinions and ideas
from the mobile radio world.
In the US, the critical communications discussion is all about FirstNet, as the first states roll out
this ambitious 25 year project. So, is there a place for mobile radio alongside LTE? Connection
contributor David Lau says a resounding “yes” in our feature on page 3. We focus on Europe as well,
with news of some long-awaited standards being developed for public transport comms. Still in that
part of the world, we’re also showcasing some interesting real-world insights from Tait partners in
Switzerland and the UK; you’ll see how some truly creative radio solutions are making business and
productivity gains for their customers.
A recent survey confirmed that coverage is the single biggest concern for radio network operators,
across all regions and all industries. In this issue, we’re bringing you insights and expertise from not
one, but two Tait coverage experts, to broaden your understanding of this most critical aspect of
your network operation. Ian Graham steps us through the theory behind the important differences
in coverage requirements for voice and data, while Craig Given reminds us of the importance of
inbuilding coverage for safety and security.
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