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© 2013; all rights reserved
2013 APCO Conference
EARLY BUILDER ROUNDTABLE
NATIIONWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY BROADBAND
NETWORK (NPS...
© 2013; all rights reserved
Speakers
Chuck Robinson, City of
Charlotte
Barry Fraser, BayRICS
Authority
Todd Early, Texas D...
Opportunities of the National Public
Safety Broadband Network
Changing Communications, Changing Culture
The Charlotte Plan
4
Vehicle Modem
Urban Handheld
Urban Dense
5
BTOP Performance Period Aug 2010 – July 2013RF
Internet
eNB
City of Charlotte
application
EMS
City Of Charlotte Backhaul...
The Charlotte Plan
Mobile Coverage
CM-19
~97%
Portable Coverage
>90%
"Mobile Coverage" is defined as the minimum
signal re...
The Opportunities
• Rethinking in vehicle network design
– Devices (Mobile Access Routers, Modems, USB)
– Virtual Private ...
The Opportunities
• Rethinking Device Connectivity
– Secure Mobile My-Fi devices (Mobile Router & Personal
mobile)
• Conne...
Opportunities
• Rethinking the Option
– Why “Opt Out”?
• Network Design issues
• Network QoS issues
• Network Control
– Is...
BAY AREA REGIONAL INTEROPERABLE
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AUTHORITY
(BAYRICS)
BARRY FRASER
GENERAL MANAGER
Association of Pub...
• 7 million population
• 5th largest tourist destination in the world
• High profile, critical infrastructure:
• 3 interna...
BAYRICS AUTHORITY
• 12-Member California Joint Powers Authority
established in August 2011
12
 Chair: Alameda County Unde...
BAY AREA WIRELESS ENHANCED
BROADBAND (BAYWEB)
• The BayWEB Partnership:
• BayRICS Authority: provides regional
governance,...
BayWEB Current Status
• “Build, Own, Operate and Maintain” (BOOM)
Agreement executed with Motorola in January 2012
• Radio...
BAYWEB NEXT STEPS
• Negotiate Spectrum Lease with FirstNet
• Lift BTOP Grant Funding Suspension
• Update Site Use Agreemen...
BAYRICS LESSONS
LEARNED
• Governance Challenges in Urban
Regions
• Tip: Establish Governing Entity First!
• Tip: Keep Deci...
SAMPLE SITE CHECKLIST
• Existing site- Yes
• DC Power available- Yes, DC power plant
• Grounding- Yes, Ground bar in room ...
BAYRICS LESSONS
TO BE LEARNED
• Public Safety Applications
• Convergence of NG 9-1-1 and LTE
• Advanced Automatic Collisio...
Identity Management
APCO
August 20, 2013
Todd M. Early
Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)
Deputy Assistant Dire...
Evacuation…
Disaster Before the Disaster
20
Harris County Hurricane Evacuation
Footprint of (14) sites as
authorized
Dark green = VSM Uplink
Light green = VSM Downlink
Harris County Coverage – 14 Sites...
Harris County BIG-Net Overview
22
Illustration is conceptual, not all connections are shown.
Broadband Interoperability Ga...
Texas Statistics
• User Type Statistics
– Total Jurisdictions: 1,462 (1,208 cities; 254 counties)
– Total Disciplines = 5,...
Harris County Network Example
Traffic Model Impact Points
eNB
EPC OSSNMS
eNB
Core & Network Ops
Harris County
Regional
Cit...
North Texas Tornadoes
May 15, 2013
North Texas Tornadoes
May 15, 2013
18 Tornadoes
across North
Texas resulting in
6 deaths and
dozens of injuries.
277 homes...
North Texas Tornadoes
May 15, 2013
Emergency Management
• Texas Division of
Emergency
Management
• Hurst Disaster District...
North Texas Tornadoes
May 15, 2013
EMS
• East Texas Medical
Center
VOAD / Mass Care
• American Red Cross
• Texas Baptist M...
North Texas Tornadoes
May 15, 2013
Infrastructure
• Texas Department of
Transportation
• ONCOR Electric
VOAD / Mass Care (...
North Texas Tornadoes
May 15, 2013
Over 50 agencies and
organizations, and
hundreds of first and
secondary responders
arri...
North Texas Tornadoes
May 15, 2013
Over 50 agencies and
organizations, and
hundreds of first and
secondary responders
arri...
North Texas Tornadoes
May 15, 2013
Without Identity
Management, Dynamic
Prioritization and Local
Control, this network
wil...
In Summary
• Identity management and prioritization (dynamic and local
control) are required and need immediate attention ...
FirstNet Governance: A State
Perspective
Vicki B. Helfrich, Executive Officer
Mississippi Wireless Communication Commissio...
Wireless Communication
Commission
O 16 Commissioners representing State and Local
government
Dept. of Transportation Dept....
Mission Statement
Responsible for promoting the efficient
use of public resources to ensure that law
enforcement personnel...
Legislative Authority
Sole and legal authority to:
O Design, acquire and implement a statewide
wireless communication syst...
Legislative Authority(cont.)
O Created special fund for monies used to
construct, maintain and operate the
system
O Establ...
MS BTOP Grant
Overview
O $70M BTOP award received by Office of the Governor
in August 2010.
O Statewide public safety broa...
MS LTE Network
Status
O LTE build-out on hold pending decision from
FirstNet.
O Leveraged MSWIN ($200M in network equipmen...
Lessons Learned
O Governance Body
O Enabling Authority
O Ongoing Funding
O Outreach/Education
O Stakeholders/Users
O Lawma...
Ongoing Role of States/Locals
O State/Local as Partners
O Technical Expertise
O Experience with Public Safety &
Emergency ...
© 2013; all rights reserved
QUESTIONS?
Todd M. Early
Deputy Assistant Director
Texas DPS
Vicki B. Helfrich
Executive Offic...
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Four early builders of LTE Public Safety wireless broadband networks share their lessons learned at the APCO 2013 Conference in Anaheim. Chuck Robinson of Charlotte, Barry Fraser of Bay-RICS, Todd Early of Texas and Vicki Helfrich of Mississippi are presenters. Moderated by Bill Schrier

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  1. 1. © 2013; all rights reserved 2013 APCO Conference EARLY BUILDER ROUNDTABLE NATIIONWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY BROADBAND NETWORK (NPSBN) August 20, 2013
  2. 2. © 2013; all rights reserved Speakers Chuck Robinson, City of Charlotte Barry Fraser, BayRICS Authority Todd Early, Texas DPS Vicki Helfrich, Mississippi Moderated by Bill Schrier, State of Washington
  3. 3. Opportunities of the National Public Safety Broadband Network Changing Communications, Changing Culture
  4. 4. The Charlotte Plan 4 Vehicle Modem Urban Handheld Urban Dense
  5. 5. 5 BTOP Performance Period Aug 2010 – July 2013RF Internet eNB City of Charlotte application EMS City Of Charlotte Backhaul Transport Network Alcatel-Lucent Core LMR P25 FortiGate 310B Security GW City Of Charlotte Geographic Boundary LTE Core VitalQIP DNS 7705 SAR-8 eNB 7705 SAR-8 NTP IeCCF SP IP Network 7750 S-PGWs FortiGate SEG SMS IMS 5420ISC LTE Hosted Network Architecture The Charlotte Plan
  6. 6. The Charlotte Plan Mobile Coverage CM-19 ~97% Portable Coverage >90% "Mobile Coverage" is defined as the minimum signal required to support the minimum specified throughput performance while using the Vehicular Modem (with external antenna) installed in a typical police vehicle. “Portable Coverage“ is defined as the minimum signal required to support the minimum specified throughput performance while using a PDA, worn on the hip with integral antenna.
  7. 7. The Opportunities • Rethinking in vehicle network design – Devices (Mobile Access Routers, Modems, USB) – Virtual Private Network (VPN) Tunnels – Managing session persistence (Net Motion, RadioIP, etc.) – Using secure Wi-Fi to expand and accelerate available technology 7
  8. 8. The Opportunities • Rethinking Device Connectivity – Secure Mobile My-Fi devices (Mobile Router & Personal mobile) • Connects to Band 14 • Enable use of current commercial devices • Reduces costs associated with multiple individual devices • Rethinking the Culture – Reality of broadband infrastructure today • No priority, Marginal resiliency, No voice in operation – Own and maintain vs. Provider based QoS – Device hardening vs. Ease/Cost of Replacement • How much is enough • Situational Cost/Benefit 8
  9. 9. Opportunities • Rethinking the Option – Why “Opt Out”? • Network Design issues • Network QoS issues • Network Control – Is “Opt Out” the only decision? • Is it only the FirstNet way or the State way – Is there an “Opt In Plus” decision? • Collaborate to improve design to meet local needs • Share in incremental CapEx on improved design • Collaborate on desired QoS based on Cost/Benefit • Joint design of management/control processes 9
  10. 10. BAY AREA REGIONAL INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AUTHORITY (BAYRICS) BARRY FRASER GENERAL MANAGER Association of Public-Safety Communications Officers (APCO), International Annual Conference August 20, 2013
  11. 11. • 7 million population • 5th largest tourist destination in the world • High profile, critical infrastructure: • 3 international airports, critical highway/bridge network, 1 million passenger public transit system, Silicon Valley, 5 major oil refineries, 3 major ports. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ranks the Bay Area as the 4th highest urban area in nation for risk ◦ Significant threats to critical infrastructure from terrorism and natural hazard incidents ◦ The Bay Area rests upon one of the longest and most active earthquake fault systems in the world ◦ Risks from wildfires and tsunamis are also of major concern 11
  12. 12. BAYRICS AUTHORITY • 12-Member California Joint Powers Authority established in August 2011 12  Chair: Alameda County Undersheriff Rich Lucia  Vice-Chair: Karen Wong, State of California Office of Emergency Services (State point of contact for FirstNet)  Purpose: To oversee funding, policy, and operations of regional interoperable communications networks, including BayWEB. Alameda County City of Oakland Marin County Santa Clara County State of California East Bay Hub Cities City/County of San Francisco City of San Jose Contra Costa County San Mateo County Sonoma County South Bay Hub Cities
  13. 13. BAY AREA WIRELESS ENHANCED BROADBAND (BAYWEB) • The BayWEB Partnership: • BayRICS Authority: provides regional governance, spectrum rights and will be responsible for “local control” functions (billing, provisioning, access management and prioritization) • Motorola: will build, operate and maintain the network, using federal Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant funding • Bay Area Public Safety Agencies: contribute radio sites and backhaul infrastructure (primarily dark fiber) through Site Use Agreements 13
  14. 14. BayWEB Current Status • “Build, Own, Operate and Maintain” (BOOM) Agreement executed with Motorola in January 2012 • Radio Access Network (RAN) Sites • 132 Bay Area sites secured through Site Use Agreements with cities and counties (primarily co-locations on existing public safety and government facilities) • Backhaul Transport • Fiber agreements being negotiated with transportation agencies, educational institution networks and municipal fiber owners • BayLoop – existing regional microwave loop • Network Design Completed 14
  15. 15. BAYWEB NEXT STEPS • Negotiate Spectrum Lease with FirstNet • Lift BTOP Grant Funding Suspension • Update Site Use Agreements • Site configuration changes • Include any new conditions from FirstNet as necessary • Complete Fiber Agreements • Include new conditions from FirstNet as necessary • Reengage Bay Area Public Safety Partners and City/County Officials (after 18 month delay) • Coordinate Build Out with FirstNet to Maximize “Key Learning Conditions” 15
  16. 16. BAYRICS LESSONS LEARNED • Governance Challenges in Urban Regions • Tip: Establish Governing Entity First! • Tip: Keep Decision-Making Transparent • Hidden Costs: Staff time for administration, planning, legal • Site Acquisition and Agreements • Co-location versus developing new sites • Cost, time, environmentals, approvals • Site use agreements • Site characteristics and hardening • Will vary by region and specific risk • Loading, back-up power, security, • Backhaul transport (Need more bandwidth for data) • Redundancy 16
  17. 17. SAMPLE SITE CHECKLIST • Existing site- Yes • DC Power available- Yes, DC power plant • Grounding- Yes, Ground bar in room ( Ground bar needs extension) • Environmental- Good • Rack space- Yes, mount equipment in existing rack • Back Haul- No, PTP microwave on order, microwave hop to CRS • Tower - Yes • Antenna Mounting- • Additional Antenna port needed with space for six 7/8” cables • Approx 60’ from rack to antenna panel • Tower crew to determine mounting options • RF Coverage Area- North West not covered due to hill is that area. Other sectors good • Site needs- • (2) DC Breakers • An additional antenna port needed may be needed • Microwave link installed and tested • Additional batteries for back up power • Ground bar extension • Other- • Tower will need side arms for panel antenna mounting • Tower structural analysis may be needed 17
  18. 18. BAYRICS LESSONS TO BE LEARNED • Public Safety Applications • Convergence of NG 9-1-1 and LTE • Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN), e.g. OnStar • Non-Mission Critical voice • Voice Over LTE Push To Talk – See Voxer • Small Cell LTE Configurations/Deployables • Regional vs. Local, State or Federal Control: • Who Can Use Network • Access Levels and Identity Management • Prioritization • Billing, Customer Service, etc.? 18
  19. 19. Identity Management APCO August 20, 2013 Todd M. Early Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) Deputy Assistant Director, Law Enforcement Support Division Public Safety Communications Service - Texas Department of Public Safety
  20. 20. Evacuation… Disaster Before the Disaster 20 Harris County Hurricane Evacuation
  21. 21. Footprint of (14) sites as authorized Dark green = VSM Uplink Light green = VSM Downlink Harris County Coverage – 14 Sites PAGE 21
  22. 22. Harris County BIG-Net Overview 22 Illustration is conceptual, not all connections are shown. Broadband Interoperability Gateway Network (BIG-Net) • Distributed EPC components for operational efficiencies • BIG-NET Vehicular-based system using Vehicle Subscriber Modem (VSM) • Port of Houston area cameras • EPC connected to Harris County PSAN • EPC connected TxWARN • P25 to LTE PTT service • Initial applications include: – video, PTT, database inquiries, and intranet access
  23. 23. Texas Statistics • User Type Statistics – Total Jurisdictions: 1,462 (1,208 cities; 254 counties) – Total Disciplines = 5,916 – 2,649 law enforcement agencies – 2,167 fire departments including volunteer – 1,100 EMS agencies – Total First Responders = 214,418 – 74,681 certified peace officers – 78,000 firefighters (est) – 61,737 EMT / Paramedics • User Density & Mobility Statistics – Population/Users per Service Areas • 261,226 square miles • 1,254 miles of international border
  24. 24. Harris County Network Example Traffic Model Impact Points eNB EPC OSSNMS eNB Core & Network Ops Harris County Regional City of Baytown LTE Gateway Apps Network Aggregation & Apps Network Apps Network Trans Star Ring LEARN Ring College Station Transport Links Dimensioning Network Nodes Dimensioning Radio Link Dimensioning
  25. 25. North Texas Tornadoes May 15, 2013
  26. 26. North Texas Tornadoes May 15, 2013 18 Tornadoes across North Texas resulting in 6 deaths and dozens of injuries. 277 homes sustained major damage or were destroyed, 629 homes received minor damage.
  27. 27. North Texas Tornadoes May 15, 2013 Emergency Management • Texas Division of Emergency Management • Hurst Disaster District Chair (DDC) • Garland Disaster District Chair (DDC) • Waco Disaster District Chair (DDC) • County EOCs: Hood, Johnson, Ellis, Parker, Harrison, Montague • City EOCs: Cleburne, Ennis, Millsap, Tin Top, Ponderosa Hills Fire • Hood County Fire • Red oak • Ovilla • Waxahachie • Bardwell • Telico • Garrett Rural • Alma • Ellis County Fire Marshal • City of Abilene Law Enforcement • Texas Highway Patrol • Texas Parks and Wildlife • Local Entities: County and City
  28. 28. North Texas Tornadoes May 15, 2013 EMS • East Texas Medical Center VOAD / Mass Care • American Red Cross • Texas Baptist Men • Southern Baptist Texas Convention • Habitat for Humanity • Church of Christ • Salvation army • Texas Food Bank • Disaster Mental Health • Acton United Methodists • Operation Blessing • Verizon • … Search and Rescue • Texas Task Force Two Environmental • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) • Texas A&M Forest Service • Municipal Water Districts: Nolan River estates, Granbury Industrial Park, Rancho Brazos, Action MUD
  29. 29. North Texas Tornadoes May 15, 2013 Infrastructure • Texas Department of Transportation • ONCOR Electric VOAD / Mass Care (cont’d) • Mission Granbury • Lions club • Samaritans Purse, Bill Graham ministries • United Cooperative Services • Tzu Chi • United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) • Pecan Valley Center MHMR • Farmers Insurance • State Farm • Shelters Donation Management Financial / Funding • FEMA • Governor’s Office • Small Business Administration • Texas Department of Insurance Debris Management Communications • Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (Races) • Local Entities: County and City
  30. 30. North Texas Tornadoes May 15, 2013 Over 50 agencies and organizations, and hundreds of first and secondary responders arrived to help in the aftermath of these storms.
  31. 31. North Texas Tornadoes May 15, 2013 Over 50 agencies and organizations, and hundreds of first and secondary responders arrived to help in the aftermath of these storms. Future Response Applications: • Legacy CAD • AVL/Mapping Systems • Video Downlink from Aircraft • Streaming Video • SAR Applications • Blue Prints to Handhelds • Rubble Camera’s • Weather Apps • PSA Apps • Medical Apps • Environmental Apps • VOAD/Mass Care Apps • Sheltering / Tracking Apps • Teleconferencing Apps • Traffic Management (M2M)
  32. 32. North Texas Tornadoes May 15, 2013 Without Identity Management, Dynamic Prioritization and Local Control, this network will fail!!! Over 50 agencies and organizations, and hundreds of first and secondary responders arrived to help in the aftermath of these storms. Response Applications: • Legacy CAD • AVL/Mapping Systems • Video Downlink from Aircraft • Streaming Video • SAR Applications • Blue Prints to Handhelds • Rubble Camera’s • Weather Applications • PSA Applications • Medical Applications • Environmental Applications • VOOD/Mass Care Apps • Sheltering / Tracking Apps • Teleconferencing Apps
  33. 33. In Summary • Identity management and prioritization (dynamic and local control) are required and need immediate attention and strategies. Otherwise the network will fail! • Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) has been tasked to look at Identity Management – A system to identify users, authorize and manage their access to the National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) • Early Builders Advisory Council (EBAC) is looking at what does public safety LTE require regarding identity management and local control
  34. 34. FirstNet Governance: A State Perspective Vicki B. Helfrich, Executive Officer Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission August 20, 2013
  35. 35. Wireless Communication Commission O 16 Commissioners representing State and Local government Dept. of Transportation Dept. of Public Safety Dept. of Health MS Information Technology Services MS Emergency Management MS Homeland Security MS Sheriff’s Association MS Supervisors Association MS Municipal Association MS Fire Chiefs Association MS Police Chiefs Association MS Highway Patrol Dept. of Corrections MS National Guard Dept. of Environmental Quality Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks O 8 Legislative Advisors
  36. 36. Mission Statement Responsible for promoting the efficient use of public resources to ensure that law enforcement personnel and essential public health and safety personnel have effective communication services available in emergency situations, and to ensure the rapid restoration of such communication services in the event of disruption cause by a natural disaster, terrorist attack or other public emergency.
  37. 37. Legislative Authority Sole and legal authority to: O Design, acquire and implement a statewide wireless communication system to serve wireless users in state and local governments and those private entities entering into a partnership with the Commission O Provide system planning with all public safety communication systems O Provide technical support to users O Obtain and/or lease ground and tower space as necessary to implement system
  38. 38. Legislative Authority(cont.) O Created special fund for monies used to construct, maintain and operate the system O Establish the cost of maintenance and operations of the system O Assess charges for use of the system O Enter into MOU’s with federal, state and local entities for use of the system O Create a standard user agreement
  39. 39. MS BTOP Grant Overview O $70M BTOP award received by Office of the Governor in August 2010. O Statewide public safety broadband network utilizing Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. O Upgrade MSWIN microwave backhaul. O Expands MS MED-COM by allowing first responders to transmit life-saving data to provider hospitals which support vital medical services in rural MS. O $45 M or 54% of funds spent or obligated to Non-LTE.
  40. 40. MS LTE Network Status O LTE build-out on hold pending decision from FirstNet. O Leveraged MSWIN ($200M in network equipment, towers, microwave backhaul) to reduce deployment cost and expedite deployment. O LTE Core installed in State Data Center. O 100 % of LTE (eNodeBs & Antenna /Lines) equipment at 135 MSWIN Tower Sites. O LTE equipment installed at 69 MSWIN Tower Sites. O Microwave backhaul upgrade completed.
  41. 41. Lessons Learned O Governance Body O Enabling Authority O Ongoing Funding O Outreach/Education O Stakeholders/Users O Lawmakers O Opt-In/Opt-Out O Infrastructure Assessment O State Network Design
  42. 42. Ongoing Role of States/Locals O State/Local as Partners O Technical Expertise O Experience with Public Safety & Emergency Response O Relationships with Third Party Entities O Regional Coordination O Infrastructure (Public Safety Networks) O Boots on the Ground O Bring Users to the Table
  43. 43. © 2013; all rights reserved QUESTIONS? Todd M. Early Deputy Assistant Director Texas DPS Vicki B. Helfrich Executive Officer Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission Barry Fraser General Manager BayRICS Authority Chuck Robinson Director, Shared Services City of Charlotte Bill Schrier, Moderator bill@schrier.org

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