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Market Insight: It's Time to Start Migrating to LTE for Mission-Critical and Public Safety Private Networks

Published: 25 January 2017

ID: G00313383

Analyst(s): Peter Liu , Ian Keene, Kosei Takiishi


Long Term Evolution cellular network standards and available products are now mature enough for mission-critical and public safety applications. This research provides advice for technology strategic planners tasked with bringing these applications onto a 21st-century communications platform.

Table Of Contents


  • Private, Commercial or Hybrid?
    • Private Network
    • Commercial Cellular Network
    • Hybrid Network
  • Network Construction Options
    • Fixed Macrocells Supplemented by Small Cells
    • In-Vehicle Cells
    • Network in a Bag
    • Drone Networks
  • Applications and Crucial Network Features
  • Challenges

Background and Context

The Impact


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