In times of disasters and emergency situations access to reliable, integrated
communications and tactical information is absolutely critical. Unfortunately
the ability to mount a coordinated inter-agency response to major threats is
often hampered by the proliferation of divergent signaling standards and
non-aligned spectrum planning.
Considered as the de-facto standard for Public Safety broadband
communications, LTE is rapidly gaining momentum within the Public Safety
industry. As a result Public Safety agencies, vendors and service provider are
heavily investing in Public Safety LTE, with commercial deployments in both
the North America and the Middle East region. While initial investments
appear promising there still remain a number of key issues that need to be
addressed such as frequency spectrum allocation, funding for private LTE
network deployments, QoS prioritization of users in commercial networks, and
interoperability with legacy Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems such as APCO 25
This report provides an in-depth of the global Public Safety LTE industry to
address the aforementioned issues, in addition to providing a detail
assessment of the technology, market size, and key trends within the Public
Safety LTE industry.
The report covers the following topics:
- Global Spectrum Allocation for Public Safety LTE: A global assessment of
spectrum allocation and funding for Public Safety LTE deployments, based on
input from regional regulatory authorities.
- Global Public Safety LTE Market Size, Contracts & Trials: A global review
of the worldwide Public Safety LTE market including assessment of revenue
share by market segment (infrastructure sales, services, user device sales,
etc), and a review of global contracts and trial engagements.
- RAN Sharing and Roaming: The term "RAN sharing" refers to sharing of
actual eNodeBs. As part of this arrangement, each operator accesses the shared
RAN with its own EPC. Vendors are also considering the implementation of
Inter-PLMN handover (as opposed to roaming) and then for LTE Commercial
carriers to deploy Policies for Service Level Agreements that include Priority
Access (Access Class Barring, Preemption and ARP) and QoS/ QCI assignment for
default and dedicated bearers. The report assesses in detail how many of
vendors and commercial carriers will support RAN sharing, roaming and
inter-PLMN handovers which will be key factors towards the adoption of
commercial LTE RANs for Public Safety applications.
- Global QoS Requirements for Public Safety LTE Communications: A detailed
assessment of global requirements for Priority access and High QoS for Public
Safety subscribers, for shared commercial LTE networks, while they roam on to
- Public Safety LTE Devices and End User Applications: An assessment of
device usability characteristics, Multi-Radio LTE/LMR interoperability
technology, Software and Applications (VoLTE, PTT over LTE, IMS, IP).
- Vendor Trends and Roadmaps: A detailed assessment of solution portfolios
and roadmaps for major infrastructure/ device vendors and system integrators
- LTE-Advanced Support for Heterogeneous Commercial/LMR Networks: In-depth
assessment of the LTE Advanced standard and technologies and spectrum planning
for Fixed/Nomadic based Pico Cells/Femto Cells and mobile base stations (e.g.
LTE Cell on Wheels (CoW)) and proximity based services such as Direct Mode
Operation (DMO) in LMR systems, which have broad implications for the adoption
of Public Safety LTE services.
- LTE based Public Safety Tactical Systems and Military Applications:
Detailed market assessment of LTE based Public Safety Tactical Systems such as
CoW, Cell over Light Trucks (COLTs) and Military Applications for LTE.
- Between 2013 and 2018, the Public Safety LTE market will grow at a CAGR of
43 % accounting for over $ 10 Billion in revenue by 2018, up from $ 1.8
Billion in 2013.
- Operator service revenues will constitute a vast majority of the revenue,
followed by managed services and integration, representing a lucrative
opportunity for vendors and system integrators to build, own and operate
Public Safety LTE networks.
- Europe will lag behind Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America in the
early adoption of Public Safety LTE technology due to stringent spectrum
regulation policies. The Middle East has already witnessed commercialization
of the technology with an early deployment by the Qatar MOI.
- System Integrators
- Public Safety Agencies
- LMR Radio Manufacturers
- Cellular Network Operators
- Smartphone Manufacturers
- Public Safety Network Operators
- LMR Infrastructure Manufacturers
- Public Safety Application Developers
- Mobile Computing Equipment Manufacturers
- Cellular Network Infrastructure Manufacturers
Companies and Organizations in Report:
- Abu Dhabi Police
- Alcatel Lucent
- Brazilian Army
- Harris Corporation
- Hong Kong Police
- IP Wireless (General Dynamics)
- Motorola Mobility
- Motorola Solutions
- Nokia Siemens Networks
- Oceus Networks
- Qatar Armed Forces
- Qatar MOI
- Sao Paulo Military Police Force
- TeleCommunication Systems (TCS)
- US Army
- US Department of Defense
- Verizon Wireless