A decision by the 3GPP standards body could accelerate the potential standards-based, commercial 5G deployments by several months, with scaled 5G rollouts for fixed and mobile happening within two years, according to an AT&T executive.
Keith Radousky, president of Radvisory 5G, outlines how myriad technologies can be leveraged to provide broadband wireless connectivity via cell sites in nontraditional locations, such as on the rooftops of low-rise buildings.
Earl Lum, president of EJL Wireless Research, outlines some of the challenges facing vendors, governments and building owners as they try to support public safety’s in-building communications needs for LMR and LTE systems.
A growing number of enterprises are replacing or augmenting land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems with Zello’s push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) offering combined with speaker microphones and other accessories from Pryme, according to officials from both companies.
Bruce Lawler, Kodiak chief product officer and co-founder, describes how the company’s carrier-integrated push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) solution is being used in a rural Texas county, as well as highlighting efforts to integrate applications with the Kodiak offering. Lawler also discusses Kodiak’s positioning as the industry pursues commercial availability of the mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard approved last year.
Fred Chavis, Motorola Solutions’ senior manager of public-safety LTE global trials, showcases the LXN-500, which houses an LTE eNodeB, evolved packet core (EPC) and application server in a single unit that is designed for use in remote and rural areas outside of the coverage footprint for a network provider like FirstNet.
Gary Monetti (left) and Mohan Tammisetti of Virtual Network Communications (VNC) demonstrate how the company’s portable Greencell eNodeB and vCore enhanced packet core (EPC) with IP media subsystem (IMS) functionality can be combined to deliver LTE connectivity, even when the user is outside of the footprint of a fixed terrestrial network.
Pepro CEO Vic Garmong demonstrates the HCLP 300, his company’s new high-capacity, low-profile deployable LTE tower that is designed for network providers–such as FirstNet or a commercial carrier–to provide coverage quickly in locations that are outside of the normal footprint or to offset a network outage.