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Mobile Broadband Communications for Public Safety: The Road Ahead Through LTE Technology

Book Description

This book provides a timely and comprehensive overview of the introduction of LTE technology for PPDR communications. It describes the operational scenarios and emerging multimedia and data-centric applications in demand and discusses the main techno-economic drivers that are believed to be pivotal for an efficient and cost-effective delivery of mobile broadband PPDR communications. The capabilities and features of the LTE standard for improved support of mission-critical communications (e.g., proximity services, group communications) are covered in detail. Also, different network implementation options to deliver mobile broadband PPDR communications services over dedicated or commercial LTE-based networks are discussed, including the applicability of the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) model and other hybrid models. Radio spectrum matters are also discussed in depth, outlining spectrum needs and providing an outlook into allocated and candidate spectrum bands for PPDR communications and suitable dynamic spectrum sharing solutions in PPDR communications. Explanations are accompanied by a vast collection of references that allow the more intrigued reader to gain further insight into the addressed topics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Preface
  4. List of Abbreviations
  5. 1 Public Protection and Disaster Relief Communications
    1. 1.1 Background and Terminology
    2. 1.2 PPDR Functions and Organizations
    3. 1.3 Operational Framework and Communications Needs for PPDR
    4. 1.4 Communications Systems for PPDR
    5. 1.5 Regulatory and Standardization Framework
    6. References
  6. 2 Mobile Broadband Data Applications and Capacity Needs
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Data-Centric, Multimedia Applications for PPDR
    3. 2.3 Characterization of Broadband Data Applications for PPDR
    4. 2.4 Assessment of the Data Capacity Needs in Various Operational Scenarios
    5. References
  7. 3 Future Mobile Broadband PPDR Communications Systems
    1. 3.1 Paradigm Change for the Delivery of PPDR Broadband Communications
    2. 3.2 Techno-economic Aspects Driving the Paradigm Change
    3. 3.3 System View of Future Mobile Broadband PPDR Communications
    4. 3.4 Current Initiatives
    5. References
  8. 4 LTE Technology for PPDR Communications
    1. 4.1 Standardization Roadmap towards Mission-Critical LTE
    2. 4.2 LTE Fundamentals
    3. 4.3 Group Communications and PTT
    4. 4.4 Device-to-Device Communications
    5. 4.5 Prioritization and QoS Control for PPDR
    6. 4.6 Isolated E-UTRAN Operation
    7. 4.7 High-Power UE
    8. 4.8 RAN Sharing Enhancements
    9. References
  9. 5 LTE Networks for PPDR Communications
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Delivery Options for Mobile Broadband PPDR Networks and Services
    3. 5.3 Dedicated Networks
    4. 5.4 Commercial Networks
    5. 5.5 Hybrid Solutions
    6. 5.6 Network Architecture Design and Implementation Aspects
    7. References
  10. 6 Radio Spectrum for PPDR Communications
    1. 6.1 Spectrum Management: Regulatory Framework and Models
    2. 6.2 Internationally Harmonized Frequency Ranges for PPDR Communications
    3. 6.3 Spectrum Needs for Mobile Broadband PPDR Communications
    4. 6.4 Existing Spectrum Assignments for PPDR and Candidate Bands for Mobile Broadband
    5. 6.5 Spectrum Sharing for PPDR Communications
    6. References
  11. Index
  12. End User License Agreement