Critical Communications

Take mission-critical to the next level

Mining, oil and gas operations. Transportation and logistics. Public safety and emergency services. Mission critical communications can be life-saving.

From narrowband to broadband and everything in between

Critical communications are ubiquitous. For emergency services teams, constant contact is vital in protecting people and property. For infrastructure and mining operations, connectivity is inherent to site safety, both above and below ground. And for logistics and transport companies, the safety and wellbeing of drivers is imperative.  

All of these industries need high bandwidth and low latency technology that can support dynamic communication over wide-ranging distances and often challenging conditions.   

Telstra offers near real time, secure and high availability solutions to help ensure the efficient and effective operation and management, maintenance and scaling of mission critical communications.

Telstra supports mission critical communications with:

Public Mobile Broadband Networks

Private Mobile Broadband Networks

Satellite Services

Underground Connectivity Solutions

Narrowband Communications

Connect, protect, and empower your organisation with Telstra


Manage, maintain and scale your mission-critical communications

You’re not just ready for now, you’re ready for what’s next with your choice of connectivity – from narrowband, to mobile broadband, satellite, fibre, Wi-Fi, mesh and PTT – all with embedded multi-layered security. Plus, we can help you add a site, set up a mobile team or introduce an emerging technology on our agile cloud and mobility foundation.


Smarter cybersecurity and risk management

We’ll help your critical infrastructure with sovereign capability, government-grade security and global threat intelligence. We can assess your posture; deploy multi-layered security from the device to the cloud; and provide monitoring, management and response services to help safeguard your data, business continuity and reputation.


Open up opportunities and innovate with confidence

We’ll enable you to innovate sooner with emerging tech through design, ideation and collaboration from our experts. We bring professional advice, managed services, industry expertise and a choice of the best IT solutions to guide and implement your technology strategies. 

Customer Stories


Working with Telstra, the Tasmanian Government Radio Network (TasGRN) improves emergency services and government agency communications, helping to provide the highest levels of safety for communities as well as emergency responders.

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

In partnership with Telstra since 2014, Telstra is supporting the new Inland Rail element of the ARTC’s rail network to improve connectivity for rural communities.

On the front line

Telstra LANES

 A world-leading mobile broadband data service designed specifically for the mission-critical communications of Emergency Services.

Aqura Technologies

Advanced Private 4G and 5G, from underground mining to industrial precincts.




'Best use of critical communications in mining, oil and gas’ - International Critical Communications Awards in 2023

You’re in safe hands

Bring us your ideas or business goals and we’ll work with you to develop a smart solution. Whether it’s secure and reliable communications during natural disasters and other emergencies, or dedicated mission critical networks for your organisation, we can help.