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Mobile Broadband SIG event - 'State of the Nation - Use cases for Public Safety'

Start date/time :  14:30 9th May 2017
End date/time :  18:00 9th May 2017
Venue :  Sepura PLC, 9000 Cambridge Research Park Beach Drive, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9TL

Commercial cellular networks have been driven by the needs of consumer and business users. The exceptional success of cellular has led to excellent economies of scale and constant rapid innovation. This environment has produced advanced standards such as LTE that provide multi-megabit per second data rates and multimedia capabilities, as well as traditional voice and messaging services. As mobile networks evolve to include promises such as network slicing, how will the networks adapt to dedicated services for critical applications such as connected car and public safety? Speakers include Peter Hudson of Sepura PLC, Nils Lofmark of Mason Advisory, Markus Hochenbleicher of PA Consulting and Dr Nigel Brown of Cabinet Office. With additional panellist Nick Koiza of Plextek and Richard Martin of Writecliffs


Public safety networks provide communications for services such as police, fire and ambulance. In this realm, the requirement has been to develop systems that are highly robust, secure and can address the specific communication needs of emergency services. This has fostered public safety standards – such as TETRA and P25 – that provide for a set of features that were not previously supported in commercial cellular systems. These standards have also been applied to commercial critical communications needs such as airport and rail operations. What does the future hold for these technologies?

In this SIG event we will explore the different technologies and use cases that surround public safety and discuss the key aspects of a public safety network and critical dependencies on any technology deployed to meet the needs of such a network.

Confirmed speakers are:

With additional panellists

The Mobile Broadband SIG is championed by George Grayland of Nokia, Peter Montgomery of GSMA, Tom Rebbeck of Analysys Mason, Iain Stanbridge of EE and Andy Widdess of Sepura.

We are grateful to Sepura PLC for hosting this event.

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Organisation:  CW (Cambridge Wireless)