Huawei Releases Public-Safety LTE White Paper
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | Comments

Huawei partnered with IHS to develop a white paper titled “LTE in Public Safety.” The white paper outlines customer challenges in the public-safety sector and private Long Term Evolution (LTE) network development trends, as well as recommendations for the deployment of LTE-based public-safety networks.

According to the white paper, the global public-safety sector is undergoing substantial transformation. Public sector agencies are looking to develop nationwide critical communications private networks to enhance their capabilities, such as enabling police departments to adopt visual command to predict and respond quickly to incidents.

The market scale of private LTE networks in the public safety sector reached more than US$539 million in 2015, the report said. IHS forecasted that the market scale of private LTE eNodeB in the sector will reach US$1.3 billion by 2019. IHS’ long-term forecast data shows that the growth rate of private LTE networks will be even higher. Private LTE network systems are expected to be adopted by more than 1 million users by 2021.

Visual dispatching within the public-safety sector requires significant bandwidth. Current narrowband technologies, including analog and digital, are unable to support this demand. Therefore, the public-safety sector has begun to develop private LTE broadband networks, which integrate voice, data and video services to meet the demand for public-safety applications.

Driven by this trend, some vendors have already rolled out private LTE network communications solutions designed for the public-safety sector, indicating the importance of LTE broadband networks to enable critical communications in the future.

The white paper provides a comprehensive analysis on private LTE networks in the public-safety sector including market scale, technology development trends, standards development, spectrum planning in major global regions and the influence of industry organizations. Based on this in-depth analysis, the paper also provides practical recommendations on network deployment policies, industry chain development and market growth.

"Huawei introduced its eLTE broadband trunking solution to bring trunking networks into the 21st century,” Jianhua Peng, president of enterprise wireless business unit at Huawei. “By the end of the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had signed 180 eLTE network contracts and established 84 commercial eLTE networks across different sectors, such as public safety, transportation and energy. Our eLTE broadband trunking solution has been deployed for a number of projects, including Nanjing e-government network, Shanghai Police, Kenyan police station, Zhengzhou Metro and light rail in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to enhance the reliability, cost effectiveness and flexibility of their networks."

For more information about the whitepaper, visit

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On 2/22/17, Hyunjeong said:
I'd like to know about Huawei's public-safety Long Term Evolution (PS-LTE) solution.


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