At the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games held in August 2014, Huawei's enterprise LTE (eLTE) broadband trunking solution was used to provide efficient PPDR
communication services for a greener, safer, smarter and more efficient event.
This prestigious contract strengthens the market position of consortia members as the software and system suppliers of choice for PPDR
Although PPDR services are not referenced anywhere in the report, the requirements of the European PPDR community have been clearly stated elsewhere, including through the EU Council s Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP), working jointly with the spectrum regulator community (CEPT-ECC).
The harmonisation of frequency spectrum for PPDR is a declared policy objective of the European Union and the only place where that will be possible the next 20 years is within the 700 MHz band.
Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US have already allocated dedicated spectrum for PPDR at 700 MHz.
The PPDR community must not be put in a situation where they are competing with the mass market smartphone users for bandwidth to communicate.
The PPDR community, through the EU Council s Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP) has worked jointly with the spectrum regulator community (CEPT-ECC) and concluded in an ECC Report that a minimum of 2 x 10 MHz spectrum is required for mobile broadband data services, with additional spectrum required to implement voice services, Air Ground Air, Direct Mode Operation and ad hoc networks.
To be successful, we must ensure our PPDR first responders are properly supported.
Currently, PPDR communications have dedicated spectrum for voice and some data services.
The PPDR organisations cannot afford the risk of failures in their individual or group communications.
The iSAR+ Project aims to research and develop guidelines and an associated platform that, in emergencies or crises, enables citizens using new mobile and online technologies to actively participate in the response effort, through the bi-directional provision, dissemination, sharing and retrieval of information essential for critical PPDR intervention, in search and rescue, law enforcement and medical assistance.
iSAR+ innovates the approach to the dynamics between citizens and PPDRs in crises, allowing (i) the leverage of PPDRs levels of shared awareness and performance, benefiting from citizens published information, (ii) the exploitation of mobile platforms ubiquity to search, locate and effectively communicate with citizens and (iii) the redirection of citizens large energy and information flow into PPDRs platforms.