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June 04, 2012

Public Safety LTE Networks for When Calls and Data Must Go Through

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor


Public safety agencies exist to provide timely response to emergency situations. For teams responsible for responding to an emergency call, every second counts. The time it takes to respond to an emergency call can mean the difference between life and death. Reliable and quality communications thus are critical. This means not just interactions among first responders, but also multiple media interactions between those on the scene and support capabilities (people and machines) in the vicinity or located remotely. It also means reliability and high performance while on the move. A recent Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) article, “LTE (News - Alert) mobile broadband enhances public safety with shared video and data,” explores:


  • The importance of accurate information sharing among public safety personnel
  • How information exchange must take place even if the commercial communications infrastructure is not operating properly
  • How new 4G LTE solutions designed specifically for emergency response are enabling public safety officials in various localities to have the enriched interactions and peace of mind they require.   

It highlights Alcatel-Lucent’s (ALU) work with public safety officials and emergency response teams on developing innovative solutions that leverage the speed and service availability in next generation mobile broadband with a focus on improving the entire emergency response operational environment... Read More


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