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Market Insight: Public Safety, First Responder and Mission-Critical Networks Migrate Toward LTE

Published: 19 March 2018

ID: G00353922

Analyst(s): Ian Keene


Using LTE will enable broadband mission-critical applications. This report provides advice for technology business unit leaders tasked with bringing mission-critical 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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