Tony Gray set to take over as CEO of TCCA

21 July 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

Phil Kidner, CEO of the TCCA, has announced his retirement after 11 years at the helm of the industry association.

Tony Gray set to take over as CEO of TCCA

Kidner will be succeeded by Tony Gray, Founder and First Chair of the TCCA’s Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG), as of 1 September.

During his time as CEO, Kidner steered the association through a period of significant change. While the market for TETRA and other standardised PMR narrowband technologies continues to grow, critical broadband is now on the horizon. With Kidner as CEO, the association became fully engaged in ensuring that broadband bearers deliver a fit-for-purpose service for business-critical and mission-critical communications.

“With Phil’s guidance, the association has grown immensely in stature. As well as supporting the ongoing development of the TETRA standard and helping to ensure the strength of the TETRA market, TCCA is a 3GPP Market Representation Partner, and earlier this year we worked with ETSI to deliver the first Mission Critical Push to Talk Plugtests,” explained Mladen Vratonjić, TCCA Chair of the Board. “We thank Phil for all his work in building the Association’s profile as a respected expert body on critical communications.

“On behalf of all TCCA members, Tony Gray will continue to strengthen our capability to represent and support our members and the wider critical communications community in the PMR world, oversee the continued enhancement and promotion of the TETRA standard, and ensure the ongoing impact of the association on the development of Mission Critical LTE as trusted bearer for critical communications.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in the mobile communications industry, Tony Gray has been a TCCA Board member for six years, sponsored by P3 Group, a highly regarded German communications engineering and consulting services provider. As well as extensive knowledge of PMR technologies, Tony’s background brings significant commercial cellular expertise, as P3 has more than 15 years’ experience in the testing and optimisation of mobile networks worldwide.

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