Canada’s first mission critical Push-to-X (MCPTX) solutions will enable first responders to manage emergency situations with greater awareness with vital voice, video, and data communications.

TELUS and Samsung Networks announced the successful deployment of Canada’s first next-generation MCPTX services. Deployed over TELUS’ globally recognized network, this new MCPTX solution will equip Canada’s first responders with the information and data they need to more accurately assess emergency situations, improve responsiveness and operational efficiency, and drive better public safety outcomes. This state-of-the-art technology will enhance multimedia communications with vital operational features such as video, geographic information system (GIS), geo-fencing, remote database access, and more, keeping communities safer.

 “TELUS is building on its long-standing association with Samsung to bring best-in-class technologies and connectivity that will help public safety organizations manage emergency situations with greater responsiveness thanks to mission critical features that go well beyond legacy voice technologies,” said Marshall Berkin, VP, industry solutions, TELUS business solutions. “Our MCPTX services will leverage the strength of our award-winning network, as well as our integrated ecosystem of public safety solutions, to empower first responders with critical, reliable, and secure connectivity that will ultimately save lives.”

 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 significant evolution, as MCPTX solutions provide a significant enhancement to today’s commonly land mobile radio (LMR) and push-to-talk (PTT) voice technologies.

 Stephen Wiktorski, VP and head of networks, Samsung Canada commented, “We’re pleased to collaborate with TELUS to help solve Canadian first responders’ critical communications challenges, and look forward to future opportunities to integrate MCPTX capabilities within private networks, next-generation 9-1-1 (NG911) and smart cities.”