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LTE Release 12 - taking another step toward the Networked Society

The evolution of LTE is key to the realization of Ericsson’s vision of a Networked Society. This vision means that, in the future, anything that benefits from being connected will be connected – from parking meters and house alarms to cars and trash cans

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Long Term Evolutions (LTE) - A Technical Overview

Motorola Solutions Inc

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LTE for Critical Communications Drivers, Benefits and Challenges

The technical architecture of LTE systems is based on an entirely new air interface system and more efficient modulation scheme providing an all-IP wireless data environment supporting higher data rates (both uplink and downlink), lower latency and higher speed mobility than were previously possible. Mission critical communications users have more demanding requirements than the average commercial user. They require more resilient, reliable, secure and ubiquitous networks and services, with as

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Vulnerabilities of LTE and LTE Advanced Communication

This white paper by Rohde & Schwarz is aimed at pointing out vulnerabilities of LTE and LTE Advanced. An inside look into LTE technology can also be found. All relevant parts of the LTE communication system has been discussed including LTE downlink and uplink channels as well as control channels.

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Managing priorities in LTE networks

Priorities are important for ensuring that public safety users and public safety apps get the service they need in congested networks. Can public safety apps get more priority in LTE networks than kitty videos? Read this paper that has been published by Airbus Defense and Space and you'll know!

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Vision and future

LTE for Public Safety - The need for new technologies for public safety

A growing trend is high speed data communication, which is rapidly becoming critical to public safety. However, most public safety data is transported by commercial carriers, who cannot guarantee any special quality of service or priority. This has led public safety organizations to look for better methods of handling both mission critical voice and data communications, including the use of broadband to give first responders the tools they need to perform efficiently.

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Mission Critical Mobile Broadband Whitepaper 2013 - TCCA

Practical standardisation & roadmap considerations - This document has been produced by the TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA)[1] Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG)[2] to provide supporting information and guidelines for critical communications users, operators and other interested parties who are considering the implementation of mission critical mobile broadband services. It sets out the predicted timeframe for availability of suitable standards and equipment, tog

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The Future is Now : Public Safety LTE Communications

As a society, we place many demands on the first responders who safeguard our communities. That means that the mission critical technologies our public safety officials use every day must meet exceedingly high standards as well. New 4G LTE broadband networks will enable powerful and innovative solutions for better protecting our first responders, providing them with the real-time information, the control, the reliability, the security and the performance that are at the core of mission critical

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Long Term Evolutions (LTE) for Public Safety - Enabling Flexible Business Models

To provide seamless data communication during emergencies, public safety practitioners endorse 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology as the foundation for new wireless networks. LTE offers nationwide interoperability in the 700 MHz band, and it can support key broadband applications that accelerate response times, improve situational awareness support key broadband applications that accelerate response times, improve situational situational awareness — and increase the safety of the public an

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How will the new “Supply” of Broadband information impact the “Demands” on your time and that of your Communications Center?

Supply vs Demand Report by Presidential-Partners - The intent of this effort was not to respond to every issue related to the impact on public safety communications centers by the Broadband network development, but to simply raise the awareness levels for public safety officials and application developers of the potential affect (both good and bad) this new broadband technology may have on our nation’s communications centers, as well as the individuals, who operate them.

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TRANSFORM PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH BROADBAND INNOVATION

Public safety operations are becoming increasingly information-driven, requiring access to a widening range of text, imaging and video applications. Although TETRA networks support secure and reliable low data rate services, throughput constraints limit their suitability for real-time video or high speed data applications. With recognition growing that operational data should be transported over mission critical networks, it is important to look at how a unified TETRA and Public Safety LTE netw

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4G Broadband: Bridging to Public Safety Land Mobile Networks

Publication by Andrew Seybold in June 2010. The editor of the publication believes that it is imperative that these new public safety broadband networks become part of an overall solution for public safety and not merely another standalone network.

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Addressing FirstNet Collaboration Challenges

The goals of The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) are challenging but achievable, according to a new whitepaper published today by Mutualink. “Addressing FirstNet Collaboration Challenges,” authored by Joe Boucher, Mutualink CTO and Dr. Mike Wengrovitz, Vice President of Innovation.

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Huawei eLTE Solution for Urban Rail White Paper 20151

Huawei eLTE Solution for Urban Rail - In this White Paper Huawei talks about the completion of the world’s first CBTC over LTE live pilot, an overview of Huawei eLTE Multi-Service Unified Bearer Solution, the Huawei completed POC on Amsterdam metro and much more good examples showcasing the Huawei eLTE Solution Huawei Helps Raise Shuohuang Railway’s Annual Capacity to 350 Million Tons

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Study on the relative merits of TETRA, LTE and other broadband technologies for critical communications markets

This report was commissioned by the TETRA & Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and compares the relative merits of TETRA, LTE, and other broadband technologies for current and future critical communications markets. The TCCA is planning for the future of broadband1 critical communications services, in particular through enhancement of the 3GPP ‘Long Term Evolution’ (LTE) standards to support features fundamentally required by critical users.

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Motorola Solutions: Smart Public Safety Solutions

Smart Public Safety Solutions (SPSS) have the potential to transform our emergency services. The ever-growing data sources have the ability to enable fast, accurate emergency response and crime prevention. It also provides new ways to keep workflows simple and intuitive while improving situational awareness which in turn has the ability to keep the officers and the public safe. According to Motorola Solutions 2016 will be the year when Smart Public Safety Solutions start to make a real change fo

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Ultra-broadband PMR: Five business models for enhanced mission-critical operations

The white paper developed by Nokia presents five proven business models to transition to LTE which are evaluated under several requirements and criteria such as budget, timing, coverage, number of users, services, availability, security, control, regulation, resources

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LTE for Critical Communications

This white paper provides an analysis of standards development as well as benefits, limitations, opportunities and challenges of LTE for Critical Communications by Rohill

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LTE in Public Safety by Huawei & IHS

Huawei partnered with IHS, a leading global analysis firm in the critical communications industry, to develop a whitepaper entitled “LTE in Public Safety”. Released at the 4th eLTE Industry Alliance Summit held on May 30 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the whitepaper outlines customer challenges in the public safety sector and private LTE network development trends, as well as recommendations for the deployment of LTE-based public safety networks.

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FirstNet lessons learned whitepaper

This Whtepaper form Mutualink discusses lessons Learned from Global Attacks and how FirstNet can better prepare the U.S. for crisis response

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Nokia - It is time for Mobile Broadband in Critical Communications

This white paper makes a comparison between LTE and TETRA, which is the leading legacy technology for mission and business critical communications. These technologies are analyzed mainly based on standardized features, but other relevant aspects are discussed as well.

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Hybrid Study – A discussion on the use of commercial and dedicated networks for delivering Mission Critical Mobile Broadband Services

This paper has been written to assist Government organisations and those responsible for Public Safety mobile communications, to consider the most appropriate solution for delivering such capabilities. Issues addressed include spectrum, security, speed of roll out, political influences and cost.

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Push-To-Talk over Cellular- Integrated LTE and LMR Communication Success in the Mainstream

If you are in the market for PTToC you need to first determine exactly what your needs are, then review the offerings available to you, and then test the two or three top contenders side by side to determine which choice offers you the best service, the best selection of features, and the best set of solutions for interconnecting your LMR system to your PTToC system.

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4G and 5G for Public Safety

The TCCA has created an overview document to clarify the basics of public safety 3GPP standardisation, the 3GPP ecosystem, 4G LTE applicability for public safety, and to look forward to the potential of 5G

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Push-To-Talk over Cellular: The Flavors of PTToC Carrier Integrated, Over the Top, and MCPTT

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ESChat Comes to the 2016 Rose Parade

ESChat and Sonim Technologies provide secure Push to Talk over LTE on the LA‐RICS FirstNet Band 14 LTE Network including Interoperability with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s P25 Land Mobile Radio Network.

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What Is MCPTT?

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Network 2020 Mission Critical Communications

This GSMA whitepaper discusses how the capabilities of LTE networks and especially how broadcasting functionality can be leveraged not only to provide mission critical communications at system parity with existing solutions, but to enrich them by allowing users to exchange multimedia content in addition to voice and enjoy access to mobile broadband.

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Vertical markets

Alcatel Lucent & EADS - Interoperable Mission Critical Broadband/Narrowband Solution for Public Safety Communications

In creating the Shared Wireless Broadband Network in August 2007, the FCC recognized that the communication needs of public safety had grown to include interoperable broadband as well as narrowband services. Further work in 2009 by the FCC, the Public Safety Spectrum Trust (PSST), the National Public Safety Telecommunications Committee (NPSTC), DHS/SAFECOM accelerated the goal of creating a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network utilizing 3GPP’s Long Term Evolution (LTE)...

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LTE for utilities - supporting smart grids

The introduction of smart meters and smart grid sensors demands a cost-effective and easily deployed communications solution. Laboratory and field tests have demonstrated that LTE networks successfully meet the technical requirements for smart grid communications. LTE offers utilities very low latency, high throughput and QoS differentiation in a single radio access technology, as well as the commercial advantages of a global standard with a major proven technology ecosystem.

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Thales LTE Position Paper

This paper presents Thales’s positioning with respect to the mobile cellular standard, Long Term Evolution (LTE) and describes LTE trials undertaken by Thales and also what transport solutions/ projects Thales is currently delivering with the use of LTE as the radio bearer.

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Spectrum

December 2013 - Harmonised dedicated spectrum

Input to Commission workshops related to Spectrum demand Study - Dedicated Radio Spectrum under harmonised conditions - a fundamental requirement for Mission Critical Communication

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September 2013 - Broadband Spectrum for mission critical communication needed

EU member states, in cooperation with the Commission, are in preparation for the ITU World Radiocommunications Conference 2015 to identify a single spectrum environment for Broadband Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) services and to define conditions for taking the 700 MHz band to mobile use, including conditions for PPDR use of the band. TCCA recommends that a sufficient amount of 700 MHz frequency resources shall be made available for these mission critical communication services.

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October 2013 - The need for PPDR Broadband Spectrum in the bands below 1 GHz

Discussion Paper made for the TETRA + Critical Communication Association by WIK-Consult

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December 2013 - Socioeconomic Value of Mission Critical Mobile Applications for Public Safety in the EU

This report extends the research originally undertaken to estimate the socioeconomic benefits for the use of enhanced mobile broadband by public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) agencies for the November 2013 report, Socioeconomic Value of Mission Critical Mobile Applications for Public Safety in the UK: 2x10MHz in 700MHz, into 10 European Countries.

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The Importance of Testing Long Term Evolution (LTE) in Public-Safety Networks

Without rigorous testing of the whole network—RF, access, and core—you cannot have confidence that it will work when it is most needed during emergencies when loading will be at its highest. This white paper discusses the Importance of Testing Long Term Evolution (LTE) in Public-Safety Networks.

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