ICCAs showcase ongoing innovation

The winners of this year’s International Critical Communications Awards (ICCAs) were announced yesterday following the first day of TCCA’s Critical Communications World event taking place in Dubai.

“As ever, this year’s ICCAs are a showcase for our industry. There is so much great work going on across the world and the ICCAs are a celebration of the talent and expertise in our sector,” said TCCA CEO Kevin Graham. “On behalf of TCCA, I congratulate all the winners, all the shortlisted entrants and thank all who support this awards program which gives so much recognition to achievements across the critical communications community.”

Chair of the judges, Robin Davis, said: “It seems that the job of our is getting more difficult every year. We had a record number of entries this year and the level of innovation across the critical communications ecosystem continues to rise. The commitment and dedication of the entrants recognised each year is extraordinary. Our congratulations to all.”  

The winners, announced at the awards ceremony at the Intercontinental Festival City in Dubai, are as follows:

Best Hybrid device

Motorola Solutions, MXM7000 TETRA and 4G LTE device

Best MCX product or solution of the year

Crosscall, CORE-Z5 smartphone

Highly commended – FirstNet mission critical solutions

Best TETRA product or solution of the year

Teltronic, MCBS

Best use of advanced technology

Hong Kong Police Force, RescueAI

Best use of critical communications in industrial, manufacturing, mining resources, oil & gas exploration

Hytera, interconnected MCS and TETRA systems for a leading steel manufacturer

Best use of critical communications in public safety

FirstNet, interoperable communications for the State of Arizona

Best use of critical communications in transport

Hoimyung ICT, LTE-R cab radio

Highly commended – Motorola Solutions, Narita International Airport

Best use of critical communications in utilities

Southern Linc/Softil, Southern Linc CriticalLinc

Champion for social value

FirstNet health and wellness programme

Emerging technology, product or solutions

Alea/Qualcomm Technologies/Softil, Direct Mode MCPTT communication using 5G-Sidelink

Government authority collaboration

Safe-Net Forum, Republic of Korea

Advances in sustainability

Airbus Defence and Space, Agnet TETRA

Highly commended - Kreios Space, air-breathing electric propulsion

TCCA young engineer of the year

Veronica Pecchioli, Leonardo

Highly commended - Markus Säynevirta, Airbus Defence and Space

The Phil Kidner Award for an individual outstanding contribution to critical communications

Ali Helenius, Airbus Defence and Space

Highly Commended - Alfredo Calderón, Teltronic

In recognition of outstanding services to TCCA

Francesco Pasquali

Special recognition award

Andy Noy

Critical Communications World continues until this Thursday May 16th, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Critical Communications World 2025 will take place at the Brussels Expo in Belgium, from the 17th to the 19th of June.