LTE in Public Safety

LTE networks offer huge potential to deliver next generation public safety applications such as end-to-end mobile video transmission, situational  awareness and nationwide interoperable mobile data access which will assist in  improving the overall effectiveness of public safety operations. LTE’s endorsement by authorities such as the U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the wireless broadband standard for public safety agencies has lead it to gain considerable attention from worldwide operators and public safety agencies alike in a relatively short  period of time. As a result, the year 2011 has witnessed a great deal of interest in LTE adoption by public safety organizations including LTE network contract awards for Adams  County, City of Charlotte and Mississippi, as well as prominent international trials such as the Brazilian Army LTE trial in Brasilia, in addition to the first public safety contract awarded in 2010 (for the San Francisco Bay Area Wireless Enhanced Broadband System). The report “Public Safety LTE: Applications, Market Players and Forecasts: 2011 to 2015” provides an in depth review of the growth potential of the public safety LTE industry, besides providing comprehensive insights into the applications and business case for public safety LTE. Furthermore, the report presents a detailed market  assessment of the public safety LTE market, including global revenue estimates,  market share estimates for the top 8 major market players and subscription  forecasts by region, country and spectrum band. Forecasts for each one of these  countries are provided from 2011 to 2015. Countries surveyed include:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel,
Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi
Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan,
Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States. The report
also provides a comprehensive review of worldwide public safety LTE engagements
and prominent trials throughout the industry till date for the U.S and
international public safety markets. Key findings of this in depth report

  • Four Public Safety LTE contracts signed till date (All in the United States)
  • By 2015, it is estimated that over 4.26 Million Public Safety personnel will have
    access to LTE for public safety applications
  • Public Safety LTE industry to account for a total revenue of 719 Million USD by
    2015 representing a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 198 % from 2011 (USD 241 Million)
Public Safety LTE Revenue

Public Safety LTE Revenue 2011 - 2015

  • Situational Awareness Applications are leading the way to Public Safety LTE
  • Motorola Solutions to lead the market share (46 %) among major industry players with an estimated public safety LTE revenue of 112 million in 2011, and
    307 million in 2015. A total of 8 major market players have been highlighted in the survey which include Motorola Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent, Cassidian (EADS owned), Harris, IP-Wireless, Raytheon, Tait, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks.
Public Safety LTE Market Share

Public Safety LTE Market Share by Company 2011

  • Motorola Solutions and Verizon Wireless partnership will trigger the adoption of
    publically accessible commercial LTE networks for public safety applications. Technologies such as Mobile VPN (MVPN) and QoS prioritization will ensure the security and priority of public safety communications over such networks.
  • Over 36 countries to adopt Public Safety LTE by 2015 with 4.3 M subscriptions.
  • Public safety subscriptions in the Asia Pacific region are likely to outnumber
    North America subscriptions with an estimated market share of 42.1 % in
  • By developing strong and meaningful interactions between the narrowband
    public safety Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and LTE systems, as well as
    collaborations between two-way radios and data devices, public safety
    organizations will have all the assurances of their mission critical voice
    in times of crisis with all the advantages of cutting edge, multimedia

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