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Mission-critical Communication Services: Supporting Public Safety Agencies To Enable Them To Reap The Full Benefits Of Digitalization

Date:Jan 05, 2021

A credible mission-critical network plays a vital role in the success of public safety operations that save lives and protect property, and is therefore extremely important. This includes first responders such as police, firefighters, ambulance and rescue services, and major utilities and railway companies.


Facts have proved that by 2020, due to the extraordinary growth of epidemic-related emergencies, coupled with the increasing demand for improved operational network services, emergency personnel will continue to keep in touch with their work areas, which promotes the special test of emergency personnel.


To ensure the reliability of public safety networks or critical infrastructure communication networks, it is necessary to enhance its performance through key functions. This helps ensure the safety of personnel and protect critical assets from threats without endangering lives.


By leveraging the opportunities and capabilities provided by innovative technologies such as digitalization and artificial intelligence, the existing network infrastructure that provides critical connectivity at the regional level or even at the national level can be used to enhance service providers’ provision for public safety agencies and critical infrastructure departments. The ability to support. integrated. Through robust and efficient operation, this will surely provide a high level of safety and protection for personnel and property.


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Competent departments and authorities responsible for public safety around the world have stated that the network services used to connect emergency personnel in the area need to be improved. Due to the functions provided by 4G and 5G technologies, such as safe and timely sharing of data, images and videos, this has prompted them to respond to this demand and increasingly rely on solutions based on 3GPP standards.


Emergency situations are becoming more and more complex, and a universal communication network enables all first responders to effectively coordinate in this area. The requirements of the public safety application network will change drastically over time, so the size of the setup must be large enough to cope with the worst case, and provide excellent features with high reliability as the event evolves, because service providers can add to their network Important functions to support consumers and companies as well as first responders across a single network.


As the public safety and critical infrastructure sectors take the first step in their digital journey, they tend to use cellular technology to implement simple use cases, such as monitoring and tracking in the first phase, which are usually utilized in real time in real time. The generational navigation function provides large-scale coverage of assets. Next, we will move towards providing highly complex use cases including real-time automation, in which applications use data transmitted in real time from sensors to trigger specific independent operations, such as self-healing operations in power distribution networks, and Perform remote operations remotely. Machinery and vehicles are operated and controlled elsewhere.


Service providers are in a privileged position to use existing network infrastructure and assets to provide large-scale key mobile broadband services. Ericsson’s mission-critical networks and related applications are based on our pioneering 4G and 5G technologies, aiming to supplement or replace national or regional LMR networks and provide comprehensive voice, video and data services.


Our mission-critical network products enhance the entire product portfolio, covering radio, backbone infrastructure, network management, business support systems, operations, professional analysis, security and services.