The Security and Defence Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to address the interests of users and suppliers of secure, resilient and reliable mobile communications who cannot rely on normal commercial services in times of stress.
The target market covers the armed services, public sector (including blue light services), civil contingency responders such as utilities. Topics of interest to them range from next generation mobile networks to tactical communications; from the convergence of commercial technologies and defence and security requirements to the interactions between mobile comms and other systems sharing common spectrum.
The Security and Defence SIG will also look at the use of wireless for non-communications applications. It will cover the uses of radar techniques and the growing role of Electronic Warfare for defence.
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The Security and Defence SIG meets approximately three times a year with the objectives of:
We note that Cambridge Wireless is an open forum and that material presented and discussed will be at an appropriate security level for this audience.
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Cambride Wireless Security and Defence SIG
‘The Evolution of First Responder Communications - Making the Most of Available 4G Services’
With the advent of multiple 4G commercial service providers later this year, now is an ideal time to review where professional two-way wireless communications services should develop over the coming 2-3 years. Standards developers are preparing the LTE Release 12 to support group communications in the 3-7 year timeframe but what uses could these commercial broadband services be put to immediately? Are these commercially based services sufficiently secure, reliable and resilient to be depended upon by first responders including police, fire and ambulance?
Engage with industry leaders and experts in exciting discussions on the communications developments that could potentially aid the UK’s emergency services sooner rather than later. Confirmed speakers for this event are David Chater-Lea of Motorola, George Matich of SELEX ES, General Dynamics, Steve Gale of AAD KTN, and David Williams of Qualcomm.
This half day, London-based event is intended to discuss views from central government, users on the ground, network operators and other suppliers on what users want and what suppliers expect to provide in the 2-3 year timeframe. Will we see emergency service specific applications delivered on Smartphones and Tablets or will the criminal classes be first to benefit from wireless broadband? Experts in the field will come together to discuss the evolution of first responder communications, and what that means for us now and in the future.
Confirmed speakers include:
The Security and Defence SIG is championed by Guy Kenyon of Kenyon Consulting, Tim Phipps of Cambridge Consultants, David Chater-Lea of Motorola Solutions, Nicholas Hill of Plextek and Rob Quarton of Airwave. We are also extremely grateful to our host for this event.
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This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless. Tickets for non-members are £180 +VAT. To join Cambridge Wireless as a member and attend future events for free, please visit: www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/sign-up