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Samsung and Telus help to equip Canada’s first responders with new mission critical technology

By CFF Staff   

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Mar. 10, Canada – Samsung Networks and Telus deployed Canada’s first next-generation Mission Critical Push-to-X (MCPTX) services. Deployed over Telus’ network, this new MCPTX solution will help to equip Canada’s first responders with the information and data they need to assess emergency situations, improve responsiveness and operational efficiency, and drive better public safety outcomes.


This technology will enhance multimedia communications with vital operational features such as video, geographic information system (GIS), geo-fencing, remote database access, and more.



Telus’ MCPTX service will be offered with priority access to commercial users on Telus’ network. The service is actively being trialed with a select group of customers, with wider commercial availability planned for later in 2022. With mobile broadband technologies powered by 4G and 5G, the nature of mission critical communications is undergoing an evolution from today’s commonly used LMR (Land Mobile Radio) and push-to-talk (PTT) voice technologies.

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