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The 4G Era: Public Safety Communications and LTE

  • ID: 1222531
  • May 2010
  • 152 Pages
  • PracTel Inc

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The 4G Era: Public Safety Communications and LTE - Technology and Markets Assessment

The wireless communications industry developments show that we are approaching the 4G era; and this report addresses the status of a new generation of Public Safety Communications (PSC) radio supported by the forward-looking Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. From this very wide selection of topics, the report concentrates only on:

- Project 25 marketing and technological features, including this technology developmental phases
- LTE standardization status, technology development and market projections
- Vendors and governmental/standardization organizations activity towards bringing LTE to support PSC.

As it is envisioned now, LTE standards combined with cognitive radio technology will define the future of PSC; bringing first responders communications into the 4G era, which is characterized by, at least, the following features:

- Integration of wireless data, voice and video transmission
- QoS
- Packet-centric environment
- Multimedia environment
- At least several Mb/s of throughput (may be asymmetrical) in the mobile environment
- Up to 1 Gb/s peak READ MORE >

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1.0 Introduction

1.1 General

1.2 Planning Wireless Technologies: Generations

1.3 Goal

1.4 Structure

1.5 Research Methodology

1.6 Target Audience

2.0 4G Technologies

2.1 Wireless Revolution or Evolution?

2.1.1 4G as 3G Successor

2.2 Requirements

2.3 Typical Features

2.4 Choice

3.0 Project P25

3.1 Standardization Process and Technologies

3.1.1 General: P25 Standard

3.1.2 Process

3.1.3 Beginning

3.1.4 Project 25/TIA 102: Scope

3.1.4.1 Efforts

3.1.4.2 Phased Approach

3.1.4.2.1 Phases

3.1.4.2.2 Phase I

3.1.4.2.3 Phase II

3.1.4.2.4 Phase III

4.0 P25 Development-Phase I

4.1 General Mission and Objectives

4.1.2 Compliance

4.1.3 Benefits and Issues

4.2 Technical Highlights

4.2.1 Common Air Interface

4.2.2 Fixed Station Interface

4.2.3 Console Sub-system Interface (CSSI)

4.2.4 RF Sub-system

4.2.5 Inter-system Interface (ISSI)

4.2.5.1 ISSI Technology

4.2.6 Telephone Interconnect Interface

4.2.7 Network Management Interface

4.2.8 Host and Network Data Interfaces

4.2.9 Summary: Interfaces

4.3 Security

4.4 Coding

4.5 Frequency Bands

4.6 P25 Voice Messaging

4.7 System

4.8 Spectrum: Problems

4.8.1 700 MHz Band

4.9 Major Improvements

4.10 Services

4.11 Network Scenario

4.12 Summary

5.0 P25 Phase II

5.1 Transition

5.2 Scope

5.3 Time

5.4 Motorola and “Harmonized” Solutions

6.0 P25 Radio Market Analysis

6.1 General

6.2 Geography

6.3 Market Drivers

6.4 Market Forecast

6.4.1 Developments

6.4.2 Model Assumptions

6.4.3 Addressable Market Estimate

6.5 Characteristics

6.5.1 Technical

6.5.2 Economics

7.0 P25 Radio Vendors

- Catalyst

- Daniels

- Datron

- Digital Voice System

- EADS Secure Networks (now PlantCML)

- EF Johnson

- Etherstack

- Harris

- ICOM America

- IPMobileNet

- Kenwood

- M/A-Com (This M/A-Com Business Unit was Acquired by Harris in 2009)

- Midland

- Motorola

- Nexus Wireless

- Northern Airborne

- PowerTrunk

- Pyramid Communications

- Relm

- Raytheon JPS

- Technisonic Industries

- Thales

- Tait Electronics

- Teltronic

- Westel

- Wireless Pacific

8.0 Long Term Evolution (LTE): Technology and Market

8.1 3GPPand LTE

8.1.1 LTE Timetable

8.1.2 Broadband Wireless Communications-Phases

8.1.3 LTE Standardization-Industry Collaboration

8.1.3.1 Industry Initiative

8.1.3.2 Intellectual Property

8.2 Key Features of LTE

8.2.1 Details

8.2.1.1 LTE Advanced

8.2.1.2 SON

8.2.2 Benefits

8.2.2.1 Voice Support

8.2.2.1.1 VoLTE

8.3 SAE/EPS

8.3.1 Functional Structure

8.3.2 Interfaces

8.4 Market

8.4.1 Demand: Wireless Broadband

8.4.2 LTE Market Projections

8.5 Vendors and Providers

- 4M Wireless

- Agilent

- Altair Semiconductor

- Alcatel-Lucent-NEC

- Altera

- Aricent

- Axis

- Commagility

- Ericsson

- Fujitsu

- Infineon

- Huawei

- Lime Microsystems

- mimoON

- Motorola

- Nokia Siemens Networks

- NXP

- picoChip

- Qualcomm

- Samsung

- Starent (Cisco)

- TI

- Sequans

- Signalion

- ZTE

9.0 LTE and Critical Communications

9.1 Benefits: LTE for PSC

9.2 Industry Activity

9.2.1 Alcatel-Lucent and EADS

9.2.2 Verizon Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent

9.3 Public Safety Organizations Position

9.4 Public Safety Communications –LTE 700 MHz Band

9.4.1 FCC-NIST

9.4.2 Developments

9.4.2.1 NPSTC

9.4.2.2 FCC

9.5 Projection: LTE-based P25 Equipment Sale

10.0 Conclusions

Acronyms List

LIST OF FIGURES:

Figure 1: Wireless Communications: Generations

Figure 2: APCO Project 25 Interface Committee P25

Figure 3: Generic-P25 System Structure

Figure 4: ISSI-P25 System-to-System

Figure 5: ISSI-Roaming

Figure 6: Radio System Model Illustration

Figure 7: Revised Frequency Plan

Figure 8: Revised Spectrum (Upper 700 MHz sub-band)

Figure 9: 700 MHz Auction

Figure 10: Example-Network Scenario

Figure 11: P25 Equipment Addressable Market (U.S. and Canada, $B)

Figure 12: Addressable Market- P25 Handset & Mobile Sale –N.A. ($B)

Figure 13: P25 Radio Major Applications

Figure 14: Evolution Path

Figure 15: Towards Wireless Mobile Broadband

Figure 16: LTE –IP

Figure 17: Projection: Global Broadband Mobile Subscribers Base (M)

Figure 18: LTE Market-Subscribers’ Base (M)

Figure 19: Projection: LTE Global Equipment Sale ($M)

Figure 20: Projection: LTE-able Devices Production (Mil)

Figure 21: 700 MHz Band Details

Figure 22: Projection: LTE-based P25 Equipment Sale ($M)

LIST OF TABLES:

Table 1: 4G – Today Wireless Technologies

Table 2: 3G and 4G Features

Table 3: P25 Advantages and Issues

Table 4: PSR Bands

Table 5: P25 Services

Table 6: TETRA vs. P25 Markets

Table 7: 3GPP Releases

Table 8: Major LTE Characteristics

Table 9: LTE Frequency Bands

Table 10: Release 8 Users Equipment Categories

- 4M Wireless

- Agilent

- Altair Semiconductor

- Alcatel-Lucent-NEC

- Altera

- Aricent

- Axis

- Commagility

- Ericsson

- Fujitsu

- Infineon

- Huawei

- Lime Microsystems

- mimoON

- Motorola

- Nokia Siemens Networks

- NXP

- picoChip

- Qualcomm

- Samsung

- Starent (Cisco)

- TI

- Sequans

- Signalion

- ZTE

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