ICCAs deadline extended

TCCA has extended the deadline for entries to the 2024 International Critical Communications Awards to February 23. The extension is in response to “the overwhelming interest and numerous requests received from participants.”

Describing the importance of the awards in a statement, the organisers said: “Presented by TCCA, the ICCAs are the most prestigious awards in the critical communications space.

“The event celebrates excellence and showcases innovation every year. [It] honours the success of products, individuals, and organisations that have broadened capabilities and delivered new value to the industry.”

The statement continued: “Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of esteemed judges and are open across 13 categories. From technology creation and deployment to critical communications utilisation across industries, every area will be meticulously examined ahead of final shortlisting.”

ICCA 2024 categories include:

  • Emerging technology, product or solutions
  • Best use of critical communications in public safety
  • Best use of advanced technology
  • Best use of critical communications in transport
  • Best use of critical communications in utilities
  • Best use of critical communications in industrial, manufacturing, mining resources, and oil and gas exploration
  • Best TETRA product or solution of the year
  • Best MCX product or solution of the year
  • Best hybrid device
  • The Phil Kidner Award for an individual outstanding contribution to critical communications
  • TCCA young engineer of the year
  • Government authority collaboration
  • Champion for social value.

TCCA CEO Kevin Graham said: "We are truly delighted by the enthusiastic response to the ICCAs and extend our heartfelt thanks to all participants for their interest and submissions.

“The extension reflects our commitment to inclusivity and fairness, ensuring that every qualified candidate and organisation have the opportunity to be recognised for their outstanding accomplishments."

The ICCAs will be held held in Dubai on May 14, co-located with Critical Communications World 2024.