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Vodafone
Vodafone, Te Rourou foundation launch emergency grant, match donations for Tonga tsunami recovery
Vodafone and Te Rourou, Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation are joining forces to support relief efforts in Tonga, as the island nation faces significant damages caused by the eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai. 
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Government
International Telecommunication Union to help nations with emergency comms
"The exceptional COVID-19 crisis we are going through right now shows how vital information and communication technology networks and services are, both to respond to the current pandemic and to address disaster management."
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Digital Transformation
Fujitsu completes Tassie emergency services upgrade
It allows for real-time sharing of incident details, resource location, hazards, and warnings as well as status tracking between agencies.
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Commerce Commission
Commerce Commission seeks to upgrade NZ’s emergency calling code
“As the copper network is gradually withdrawn there may be a small number of New Zealanders who could be left without the means to call 111 during an emergency if they have a power failure.”
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Radio
Vertel partners with Beaconsim to aid AUS emergency services
Beaconsim is complementary to Vertel’s overall offerings and consistent with our strategy of looking around the world for best-of-breed technology partners.”
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Motorola
Motorola signs $261M deal to upgrade Victoria emergency services network
“Emergency services depend on having ‘always on’, secure and reliable communications for their daily work."
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Fujitsu
Fujitsu creates $17m dispatch system for Tasmania Police
“We look forward to rolling this out to all emergency services groups in Tasmania.”
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Emergency services
Spark to launch private paging service for emergency & business-critical customers
The NZ Fire Service operates across the length of New Zealand including remote rural locations that do not have wide spread reliable mobile coverage.
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Android
Emergency location tracking can be life or death, so why is NZ taking so long?
With the accuracy of GPS, combined with the amount of data about users, using emergency location tracking for medical purposes seems obvious. Right?
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Cybersecurity
Wireless broadband in public safety market expected to soar
“Opportunities such as next-generation technologies and crisis and disaster mitigation will drive the public safety market."
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Emergency Communications
Government to develop 111 emergency app
An emergency 111 smartphone app is being developed in a joint venture between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the NZ Police.
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Emergency Management Southland
New emergency alert system via text for Southlanders
Emergency Management Southland is urging Southland residents to sign up to a text alert system, which will provide warnings directly to mobile phones.
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Telecommunications
New Web site to support emergency services when minutes matter
The Web site allows Kiwis to check and confirm that the emergency services have the right details on how to find them.