South Korea’s Safe-Net Forum and TCCA sign MoU

TCCA, the global forum for the critical communications ecosystem, and South Korea’s Safe-Net Forum have formalised their ongoing cooperation with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The Safe-Net Forum advises on the development of South Korea’s public safety LTE system, and promotes cooperation among various organisations, including for the interoperation of different networks and joint use of frequencies. It is a non-profit organisation comprised of members from the country’s communications network operators, user groups, industry, academia and government.

Throughout the planning, design, construction and operation of the new public safety and disaster relief communication network system, Safe-Net Forum participates in policy reviews, progress monitoring, resolution of technical issues and standardisation activities. It also provides comment and advice to support the project’s implementation.

The Safe-Net Forum is developing a strategic industry ecosystem to benefit the country’s domestic and international business, based on the secure technologies, solutions, systems and devices that are being used to create South Korea’s new critical communications network.

“We are very pleased to formalise the MoU with TCCA, the global organisation supporting standardisation in critical communications, and will cooperate and contribute to promote and expand mission critical broadband technology, solutions and applications,” said Daehyoung Hong, chair of the Safe-Net Forum. “We expect the mission critical broadband technologies, which are still in their early stages, to be stabilised and in full bloom soon.”

“The Safe-Net Forum is widely recognised as leading innovation in public safety, and TCCA liaises with the Forum on a regular basis. This MoU formalises our cooperation for the purposes of information sharing relating to common interests,” said TCCA chief executive Tony Gray. “All in TCCA are committed to supporting and promoting the development and deployment of standardised critical communications technology, solutions and applications. This MoU will further strengthen our knowledge base and enable Safe-Net Forum to benefit from TCCA members’ experiences in building critical broadband networks.”