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Samsung’s LTE Based Public Safety Network Enables Connection In Emergency Situations

February 12
12:06 AM 2016

Samsung Electronics has announced Thursday providing telecommunications infrastructure and devices for the Korean Public Safety Network using LTE technology. Upon implementation, this will be the first live PS-LTE network in the world in compliance with the 3GPP telecommunications standard.

The technology will enable people to connect themselves during emergency situations. The first responders may get connected to download videos and high resolution images of the locations they are heeding to. It will also enable users to tap into the network in search of available roads in a flood situation, reports Engadget.

3GPP is an international group of telecommunications bodies that hash out network standards (GPRS, 3G and LTE). Samsung will allow accessing PS-LTE initially in Seoul only. In second phase, it will be expanded up to Gangwon province and to countrywide by 2017, according to a report published in The Map Stories.

The demand for effective public safety communications has been increased dramatically. Samsung's public safety network technology is capable of addressing the demand, reports Samsung Newsroom quoting Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung appears as the lone vendor providing end to end solutions from infrastructure to devices. Its infrastructure offerings include base stations, IP-Multimedia subsystems (IMS), Push-To-Talk server and other core equipments. Moreover, Samsung introduces a rugged type smart phone for PS-LTE service.

All the Samsung offerings support 700 MHz, which has recently been identified as a Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) spectrum by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Samsung expects for adoption of the offerings by the public safety network globally.

All components of Samsung's PS-LTE solution is based on the 3GPP Release 12 standard. Now the Korean electronics giant is ready to provide the key features of Release 13 via a simple software upgrade. Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) will be enabled with introduction of Release 13 during the first quarter of 2016.

Samsung will also conduct a PS-LTE interoperability test to confirm whether emergency calls are always available across the different types of network. The PS-LTE solutions will be exhibited at the Exhibit Hall 2 Stand 2M10 during Mobile World Congress 2016 scheduled for February 22-25 in Barcelona, Spain.

Samsung Electronics has announced providing telecommunications infrastructure and devices for the Korean Public Safety Network using LTE technology. The technology will enable people to connect themselves during emergency situations. The demand for effective public safety communications has been increased dramatically. Samsung's public safety network technology is capable of addressing the demand. 

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