For too long, public safety operations have been in need of good broadband solutions for use in critical situations. This situation has arisen because narrow band digital solutions can no longer provide the bandwidth required by modern operations and applications, despite continuing investment. The obvious and old fashioned solution to enable broadband would be to build dedicated broadband networks for public safety. Many still think this is the solution for the modernization of these services. There have been demands for huge public funding as well as dedicated frequencies. This is the old business model.
In this white paper I will point out another solution. The world has changed a lot since the first digital PMR networks were built. A new business model and a technological solution that saves money in investment, operations and will perform better. A ‘Blue Ocean’ alternative that is likely to be the one implemented everywhere.