Appointment of new Australasian Critical Communications Forum (ACCF) Director

Melbourne 15th July 2021

Following the resignation of Steve Hwang from Nokia as ACCF Board director due to a shift in his Nokia’ regional responsibilities, the ACCF is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Brine from Nokia (Oceania) as its new Board director.

Steve Hwang based in Seoul was also involved in the South Korea’s Safe Net Forum and the implementation and roll-out of the country’s  nationwide mission critical Broadband network. The ACCF Board thanks him for his support and contributions to the Forum and wishes Steve well in his new regional endeavours for Nokia.

Jonathan Brine is a 30 year veteran of the Australian Telecommunications Industry based in Sydney , and has worked across all disciplines in the industry from designing , building and operating all technologies across his career. This has included in the carrier world, commercial infrastructure organisations , consulting and also working for NSW Government. He currently  is responsible for Government & Cities Business Development segment in Nokia for Oceania and is also the lead executive for Public Safety Mobile Broadband initiative for Nokia in Australia.


About TCCA and ACCF

On behalf of its members, TCCA and the ACCF,  the local Forum of TCCA represent all standard mobile critical communications technologies and complementary applications. Our members are drawn from end users, operators and industry across the globe. We believe in and promote the principle of open and competitive markets worldwide through the use of open standards and harmonised spectrum. We drive the development of common global mobile standards for critical broadband and maintain and enhance critical Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) standard. TCCA is the 3GPP Market Representation Partner for critical communications and our members actively contribute in 3GPP working groups.  TCCA supports the  ETSI MCX Plugtests™, is a member of the MCS-TaaSting project, and supports the Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP) project.  To find out more, please visit and

TCCA/ACCF welcomes new member organizations from APAC to participate in shaping our regional future. or email Anton Abrahams at [email protected]