Today commercial cellular networks and dedicated public safety systems are two separate technology families for providing terrestrial wide-area wireless communications. With NPSTC, TCCA and ETSI Technical Committee TETRA supporting LTE there is now a clear global consensus that it will be the global standard for next generation broadband public safety networks. In order to provide the best service to both communities, they are establishing common technical standards offers advantages to both communities. Work underway in Release 12 of 3GPP LTE standards will enhance LTE to meet public safety application requirements. The public safety community gets access to the economic and technical advantages generated by the scale of commercial cellular networks, and the commercial cellular community gets the opportunity to address parts of the public safety market as well as gaining enhancements to their systems that have interesting applications to consumers and businesses. Developing the ecosystem also requires each country and user community to develop the right government policy, commercial environment and spectrum plan. Those plans and works are undertaken outside 3GPP’s technical standards area.