The TCCA Critical Communications Series continues in September with Critical Communications MENA. This Dubai event provides an important forum to examine the promises and progress offered by technology that impacts mission-critical operations. Here is my take on why this event is important.
Making mission-critical mobile broadband networks a reality is a daunting challenge. Technically, financially and politically, the issues surrounding creation of ubiquitous national public safety data networks mean government agencies must think differently. This white paper reflects my views on why the MNO is an essential partner to these agencies.
While mission-critical push-to-talk over legacy TETRA and P25 networks remains the basis for emergency services command, control and communications, the cell phone network and its data services are an integral part of the picture. Several prominent operators around the world now offer services featuring mission-critical LTE capability based on recent standards advances. The network technology is ready, and it is time for operators around the world to go beyond consumer grade service offers.