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Public Safety Technology and Solutions in the United States: Technology Analysis, Market Outlook, and Forecasts 2017 - 2022

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  • September 2017
  • Region: United States
  • 281 Pages
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Evaluates the Current State of Public Safety Technology and Solutions and Assesses Emerging Technologies and Potential Future Solutions


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Public safety is much more than just dialing an emergency number as integrated communications and information is critical for optimal emergency response and coordination. Accordingly, all industry constituents are looking towards 4G/LTE to provide major improvements over existing LMR communications systems for emergency responders. It is anticipated that LTE will provide the high-speed data performance necessary to support the multimedia applications on which today's public safety agencies are increasingly relying.

Emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) are expected to improve emergency response effectiveness and also protect first responders themselves. Coupled with LTE, 5G, and other broadband wireless systems, AR and other technologies will bring about an entirely new class of public safety applications and services that are heretofore inconceivable.

Leveraging Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for public safety is also important for the future of public safety. There is an increasing demand for ubiquitous data connection for the public safety community. Data connectivity of the future will come from many sources, many of which will be machine-to-machine based, requiring little or no human interaction. There is also an opportunity to improve public safety by leveraging data analytics, especially in the area of real-time processing at the edge.

This report evaluates the current state of public safety technology and solutions and assesses emerging technologies and potential future solutions. The report also provides forecasts for public safety technology spending in the United States for 2017 through 2022.

Purchase of this report includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

The evolution of LTE and the deployment of 5G technology and solutions will be a critical component for the advancement of Public Safety systems. Accordingly, Roadmap to 5G: Evolution of 4G, 5G Architecture, Network Strategy and Planning, is included with this research, which evaluates R&D efforts from major infrastructure providers including the so called fractional versions of 4G such as 4.5G, 4.5G Pro, and 4.9G. The report also analyzes related supporting technologies such as Mobile Edge Computing (MEC).

Report Benefits:

  • Forecasts for USA public safety 2017 to 2022
  • Understand current public safety technologies
  • Identify emerging tech and solutions for public safety
  • Understand the use of Big Data and IoT for public safety
  • Learn about GIS, positioning, and location management methods
  • Learn about the impact of LTE on next generation public safety apps
  • R&D and planners in other regions will learn about USA public safety

Target Audience:

  • Network operators
  • System integrators
  • LMR radio suppliers
  • Public safety agencies
  • Public safety app developers
  • Network infrastructure providers

With the purchase of this report, you will have access to one hour with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This will need to be used within three months of purchase. 

This report also includes a complimentary Excel file with data from the report.
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1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction
2.1 Public Safety in Perspective
2.2 Public Safety Expectations
2.2.1 Real Time Access to Information
2.2.2 Anytime, Anywhere Connectivity
2.2.3 Increased Situational Awareness
2.3 Public Safety Objectives
2.3.1 Prevention
2.3.2 Detection
2.3.3 Mitigation
2.3.4 Investigation
2.4 Emergency Response and Control
2.4.1 Emergency Medical Services
2.4.2 Fire/Rescue
2.4.3 Law Enforcement
2.4.4 Responder Coordination
2.5 Current Technologies Supporting Public Safety
2.5.1 Public Safety Answer Points
2.5.2 Geographic Information Systems
2.5.3 Enhanced Wireless 9-1-1
2.5.4 Indoor Location Systems
2.5.5 LMR for Public Safety Communications
2.5.6 LTE for Public Safety Communications
2.5.7 Lawful Intercept/CALEA

3 Companies and Solutions
3.1 Airbus DS
3.2 Alcatel-Lucent
3.3 Carousel Industries
3.4 Cisco
3.5 Ericsson
3.6 General Dynamics Corporation
3.7 Harris Corporation
3.8 Hitachi Technology
3.9 IBM
3.10 InterDigital
3.11 Lockheed Martin
3.12 Motorola Solutions
3.13 NICE
3.14 Nokia Networks
3.15 Northrop Grumman
3.16 Raytheon
3.17 Comtech Telecommunication Corporation, Inc.
3.18 Thales
3.19 West Corp. (Safety Services Division)

4 Public Safety Organizations
4.1 APCO
4.3 EENA
4.4 ETRI
4.5 FEMA
4.6 NICE
4.7 NENA
4.8 NIST
4.10 PSCR

5 Next Generation Public Safety Communications and Apps
5.1 Next Generation 9-1-1
5.2 Improved Location Data: Proximity and Indoor Location
5.3 Broadband: LTE, 5G, and Beyond
5.4 Augmented Reality (AR) in Public Safety
5.5 Virtual Reality in Public Safety
5.6 Integrated Wireless Devices, Communications, and Apps
5.6.1 Rich Communications Suite (RCS)
5.6.2 Web Real-time Communications (WebRTC)

6 Next Generation Big Data Analytics and Public Safety
6.1 Unstructured Data from Public Safety Systems
6.2 Public Safety Data R&D
6.3 Public Safety Data Access

7 Internet of Things and Next Generation Public Safety Systems
7.1 IoT and Public Safety Opportunity Areas
7.2 Integrating IoT with Public Safety Communications
7.3 Integrating IoT and Direction Communications for Public Safety

8 US Public Safety Forecasts 2017 - 2022
8.1 Overall Public Safety IT Spending
8.1.1 Telecom Services and Equipment
8.1.2 Network Hardware
8.1.3 Computer Hardware
8.1.4 IT Personnel
8.1.5 Services and Support
8.1.6 Public Safety Applications
8.2 Public Safety Spending by Segment
8.2.1 Law Enforcement
8.2.2 Fire Response
8.2.3 EMS and Other
8.3 Public Safety Device Spending
8.3.1 Radio-based Devices
8.3.2 Cellular-based Device
8.3.3 Ruggedized Device
8.3.4 Pagers
8.3.5 Satellite Phones
8.3.6 Computers Stationary Rugged Vehicle Mount
8.3.7 Video
8.3.8 LMR Accessories
8.4 Public Safety Device Spending by Segment
8.4.1 Law Enforcement
8.4.2 Fire Response
8.4.3 Emergency Medical Services and Other
8.4.4 Other Government Initiatives

9 Global Outlook for Public Safety Broadband
9.1 Broadband in Public Safety
9.1.1 Fixed Broadband
9.1.2 Wireless Broadband
9.2 Global Wireless Broadband Public Safety Forecast 2017 - 2022
9.3 Global Fixed Broadband Public Safety Forecast 2017 - 2022

10 Summary and Recommendations

List of Figures
Figure 1: Applications for Public Safety
Figure 2: PSAP User Interface
Figure 3: PSAP Equipment and Interfaces
Figure 4: GIS Features and Mapping
Figure 5: GIS Spatial Analysis
Figure 6: GIS Spatial Analysis Techniques
Figure 7: Vector vs. Raster Representation
Figure 8: Special Raster Data Models
Figure 9: Data Layering in GIS
Figure 10: GIS Data Processing
Figure 11: Cell Level Positioning Technology
Figure 12: Assisted GPS Technology
Figure 13: AFLT Technology
Figure 14: LTE for Public Safety Communications Regional Share
Figure 15: Global Public Safety LTE Revenue
Figure 16: Network Architecture for LMR/PMR and LTE
Figure 17: Public Safety Solutions
Figure 18: Public Safety Mission Critical Broadband
Figure 19: Indoor/Outdoor and 2D vs. 3D Positioning Technology Comparison
Figure 20: Augmented Reality in Law Enforcement
Figure 21: Augmented Reality in Police Response
Figure 22: Augmented Reality and Coordinated Response
Figure 23: Augmented Reality Facilitated Criminal Capture
Figure 24: WebRTC Value Chain
Figure 25: Global WebRTC Revenue
Figure 26: Regional WebRTC Revenue
Figure 27: North America WebRTC Revenue
Figure 28: Carrier-driven WebRTC Users
Figure 29: Public Safety IT Spending Total 2017 - 2022
Figure 30: Public Safety Telecom and Services Equipment 2017 - 2022
Figure 31: Public Safety Network Hardware 2017 - 2022
Figure 32: Public Safety Computer Hardware 2017 - 2022
Figure 33: Public Safety IT Personnel 2017 - 2022
Figure 34: Public Safety Services and Support 2017 - 2022
Figure 35: Public Safety Applications 2017 - 2022
Figure 36: Public Safety Spending in Law Enforcement 2017 - 2022
Figure 37: Public Safety Spending for Fire Response 2017 - 2022
Figure 37: Public Safety Spending for EMS 2017 - 2022
Figure 39: Public Safety Device Spending Total 2017 - 2022
Figure 40: Public Safety Radio-based Devices 2017 - 2022
Figure 41: Public Safety Cellular-based Devices 2017 - 2022
Figure 42: Public Safety Ruggedized Devices 2017 - 2022
Figure 43: Public Safety Pagers 2017 - 2022
Figure 44: Satellite Devices for Public Safety 2017 - 2022
Figure 45: Vehicle Mounted Public Safety Devices 2017 - 2022
Figure 46: Public Safety Video Devices 2017 - 2022
Figure 47: Public Safety LMR Devices 2017 - 2022
Figure 48: Public Safety Spending in Law Enforcement 2017 - 2022
Figure 49: Public Safety Spending in Fire Response 2017 - 2022
Figure 50: Public Safety Spending in Emergency Medical Services 2017 - 2022
Figure 51: Public Safety Expenditures in Governmental Initiatives 2017 - 2022
Figure 52: Global Public Safety Mobile Network Broadband Service Revenue 2017 - 2022
Figure 53: Global Public Safety Fixed Network Broadband Service Revenue 2017 - 2022


Roadmap to 5G: Evolution of 4G, 5G Architecture, Network Strategy and Planning

1 Introduction
1.1 5G Technologies
1.2 Mobile Spectrum Evolution
1.2.1 1G - 2G - 3G - 4G
1.2.2 4G - 4.5G - 4.5G Pro - 4.9G - 5G
1.3 5G Spectrum Options and Utilization via Low Bands, Mid Bands, and High Bands
1.4 5G Ecosystem Architecture and Planning
1.5 5G Ecosystem Planning: Societal vs. Technology Considerations

2 5G Technology: Network Planning, Implementation, and Applications
2.1 5G Network Planning and Strategic Consideration
2.1.1 LTE Foundation, Device Ecosystem, LAA, and 5G Readiness
2.1.2 Spectrum Sharing and Utilization
2.1.3 Narrowband 5G for Massive IoT
2.1.4 Multi Connectivity Architecture with Small Cell Deployment
2.1.5 Relevance of Mobile IoT Technology: NB-IoT and eMTC
2.1.6 OSS/BSS Architecture for 5G Service Operation
2.1.7 Multi-Antenna and Beamforming Impact
2.1.8 End to End Network Slicing with NFV and SDN
2.1.9 LTE Continuation in 5G Era
2.1.10 Service Design, ROI and 5G Network
2.2 5G Technology Requirement and Network Impact
2.2.1 Network Coverage and Efficiency
2.2.2 Network Spectrum Efficiency
2.2.3 Data Throughput
2.2.4 Connection Density
2.2.5 UR-LLC (Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication)
2.2.6 Network Energy Usage
2.2.7 Improved Battery Life
2.2.8 Improved Flexibility in Air Interface and Versatility
2.2.9 Massive MIMO
2.2.10 mmWave Technology
2.2.11 Integration of Access and Backhaul
2.2.12 D2D Communication
2.2.13 Flexible Duplex: FDD and TDD
2.2.14 Multi-Antenna Transmission Scenario
2.2.15 Decoupling User Data from Control System
2.3 5G Technology and Network Architecture
2.3.1 Massive MIMO and Beamforming
2.3.2 Cloud RAN
2.3.3 Broadband Spectrum and Satellite
2.3.4 5G New Radio (NR)
2.3.5 Software Defined Air Interface
2.3.6 Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
2.3.7 Self Organizing Network (SON) and Self Healing Network (SHN)
2.3.8 HetNet and H-CRAN
2.3.9 Large-Scale Cooperative Spatial Signal Processing (LS-CSSP)
2.3.10 Software Defined Radio (SDR)
2.3.11 Visible Light Communications (VLCs)
2.3.12 Cross Layer Controller
2.3.13 Cognitive Radios (CRs) and Transmission Technologies
2.3.14 Scalable OFDM and Subcarrier Spacing
2.4 5G Network Implementation
2.4.1 Base Stations
2.4.2 Small Cells
2.4.3 Macro Cells
2.4.4 Baseband Units and RF Units
2.4.5 Mobile Core
2.4.6 Remote Radio Heads
2.4.7 Front-haul and Backhaul Networks
2.5 Strategic Relevance of 4.5G, 4.5G Pro, and 4.9G
2.5.1 Mobile IoT and M2M Communication
2.5.2 Broadcast Services and Immersive Entertainment
2.5.3 Vehicular Communication
2.5.4 Public Safety Network
2.5.5 Smart City Applications
2.5.6 Private Enterprise Network

3 5G Initiatives, R&D, and Field Trials
3.1 5G Strategic Initiatives in Region
3.1.1 Asia China IMT-2020 Promotion Group China National Key Project on 5G South Korea Japan
3.1.2 Europe European Union Framework Project 7 (FP7) European Union Framework Project 8 (FP8)/Horizon 2020 Celtic Plus EIT and Other projects
3.1.3 America
3.2 5G Standardization Initiative and Development
3.2.1 3GPP
3.2.2 5G Americas
3.2.3 ATIS
3.2.4 GSMA
3.2.5 IEEE
3.2.6 ITU
3.2.7 NGMN
3.2.8 TIA
3.2.9 FCC TAC
3.3 5G Trial by Mobile Operators
3.4 5G Spectrum Aspects
3.4.1 WRC - 15 & 19
3.4.2 FCC
3.4.3 5G Americas
3.4.4 CITEL
3.4.5 ITU
3.4.6 GSMA
3.4.7 GSA

4 Conclusions and Recommendations

5 Appendix: Supporting Technologies

List of Figures
Figure 1: 5G Network Features and Underlying Benefits
Figure 2: 4G Spectrum Evolution: 1G - 2G - 3G - 4G
Figure 3: 5G Spectrum Evolution: 4G - 4.5G - 4.5G Pro - 4.9G - 5G
Figure 4: 5G Ecosystem Architecture Components
Figure 5: LTE Foundation Architecture: LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro 3
Figure 6: Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) Uplink Cell Range in Small Cells
Figure 7: Architecture of Shared Spectrum
Figure 8: Spectrum Sharing Prototype on LTE-U/LAA, LWA, CBRS/LSA and MultiFire
Figure 9: Narrowband 5G Path and Standard Release for Massive IoT 42
Figure 10: Multi-Connectivity Structure deployed over Small Cell and Macro
Figure 11: Next Generation OSS/BSS Architecture
Figure 12: Massive Element Antenna in Combination of Phantom Cell and Massive MIMO
Figure 13: Multiple Antenna and Beamforming Impact
Figure 14: Bandwidth and Latency Requirements for 5G Use Cases
Figure 15: WRC 15 and WRC 19 Spectrum Issues in 5G Network
Figure 16: IMT 2020 Requirements for URLLC
Figure 17: Flexible Unified Radio Interface for TTI, Integrated Sub-frame, and Dynamic Uplink and Downlink
Figure 18: Massive MIMO Concept
Figure 19: Massive MIMO: LTE Network to 5G NR Rel. 15
Figure 20: High Spectrum Band at Massive MIMO
Figure 21: Cloud RAN Architecture
Figure 22: Role of Satellite in 5G Communication System
Figure 23: 5G New Radio (NR) Release Timeline
Figure 24: Technology Requirements of 5G NR Standards
Figure 25: Enabling Technology of 5G NR
Figure 26: Mobile Broadband Performance Target in 5G NR
Figure 27: Virtual Cell and UE Centric Mobility in 5G NR
Figure 28: Self-Contained Sub-Frame Design Structure
Figure 29: NFV in H-RAN Solution
Figure 30: Self-Organizing Networks (SONs) in H-RAN
Figure 31: H-RAN Application in 5G Systems
Figure 32: Centralized LS-CSSP Structure
Figure 33: Hybrid Architecture of SDN and SDR in 5G Network
Figure 34: Windowed OFDM Structure
Figure 35: Subcarrier Spacing Bandwidth Structure using FDD & TDD
Figure 36: Mobile IoT Technology and Equipment Categories over 4G and 4.5G
Figure 37: SDL Carrier over LTE Broadcast Service
Figure 38: Multi-Carrier Deployment with LTE Broadcast Carrier
Figure 39: Public Safety Scenario over LTE Network
Figure 40: IMT-2020 Timeline and Process
Figure 41: Requirements of IMT-2020
Figure 42: 3GPP SMARTER Service Dimensions
Figure 43: 3GPP Planned Release Timeline and Technical Specification
Figure 44: IMT-2020 Standardization Timeline
Figure 45: NGMN 5G Initiative Timeline

List of Tables
Table 1: Comparison of 5G Spectrum Bands: Low vs. Mid vs. High Bands
Table 2: Components and Functions of OSS & BSS
Table 3: 5G Objectives, Targets, and Technology Efforts
Table 4: European Union FP7 5G Projects
Table 5: 5G-PPP Projects Call-1 131
Table 6: 5GrEEn and 5GIC Projects in EU
Table 7: 5G Project Initiatives in United States
Table 8: Mobile Operators Conducting 5G Trials

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  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • APCO
  • Carousel Industries
  • Cisco
  • Comtech Telecommunication Corporation, Inc.
  • EENA
  • Ericsson
  • ETRI
  • FEMA
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Harris Corporation
  • Hitachi Technology
  • IBM
  • InterDigital
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Motorola Solutions
  • NENA
  • NICE
  • NIST
  • Nokia Networks
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PSCR
  • Raytheon
  • Thales
  • West Corp. (Safety Services Division)
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