Wellington telecommunications company TeamTalk has marked a local technology highlight with the first Trans Tasman calls made on a digital mobile radio service. The calls were made yesterday between Australia and New Zealand using the company’s IP-based technology P25.
The demonstration, undertaken with TeamTalks' partner Auria Wireless, involved the networking of mobile P25 base stations via 3G cellular and satellite links
The call was made via a secure virtual private network over a standard internet connection.
TeamTalk managing director David Ware says P25 provides direct benefits for a range of central and local government agencies to communicate privately on a day to day basis.
“When an emergency arises that needs coordination across various organisations, P25 ensures calls and data are encrypted and can’t be overheard by anyone not involved in any emergency response.”
He says the system will also have benefits for private sector companies who require an extra layer of security around their business communications.