Advancing Public Safety Critical Communication: From Voice-Centric to Data-Driven Solutions

Advancing Public Safety Critical Communication: From Voice-Centric to Data-Driven Solutions

Start: Wednesday 14 August 2024 15:00

End: Wednesday 14 August 2024 16:50

Venue: Online (GMT+8)

In our increasingly digital society, where real-time access to data drives every industry sector, Public Safety (PS) services often lag behind in adopting cutting-edge technology. These services rely heavily on voice-centric systems, which fall short when it comes to handling video-based use cases. Imagine scenarios where timely information could mean the difference between life and death.

Land Mobile Radio (LMR) solutions, deployed globally as Mission Critical Communications (MCC) Networks, excel at efficient voice communication with Push-to-Talk services. However, their architecture primarily caters to voice-centric needs.

To overcome LMR’s data transfer limitations, Public Safety organizations can leverage 3GPP (LTE and 5G) technologies. These advancements significantly expand the capabilities of existing LMR solutions by incorporating data-driven features beyond the traditional voice-centric framework.

In this workshop, The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and GSMA will delve into how 4G/5G & 3GPP MCX can significantly enhance operational capability in public safety & critical industry sectors operating narrowband standard networks like TETRA & P25. The goal is to propel MCC networks toward a future where heavy data-based use cases are seamlessly supported.

Register NOW to learn from industry experts. Key Topics include:

  • Importance of Unlocking Data-Driven Public Safety Communication
  • Bridging LMR and 3GPP LTE/5G – Role of 5G
  • LTE/5G Public Safety Network Deployment Models
  • Implementation requirement and consideration for Critical Communication
15:00 - 15:10

Opening – Importance of Unlocking Data-Driven Public Safety Communication and Market status

Terence Wong, Head of APAC 5G Industry, GSMA

15:10 - 15:25

Global Update on Critical Broadband Communications

Kevin Graham, CEO, TCCA

15:25 - 15:40

Public Safety Broadband journey in New Zealand

Vaughan Matthews, CEO, Hourua ( Spark/OneNZ JV) – t.b.c

15:40 - 15:55

Progress in Oceania - Critical Industry/infrastructure Broadband/NTN Adoption

Alan Seery, Chairman, Australasian Critical Communications Association (ACCF)

15:55 - 16:10

Bridging Narrowband & Broadband capability in Critical Industry /public safety, Hybrid Solutions

Kaddour Rebiai or Muneeb Ali (Airbus Public Safety & Defence APAC) – t.b.c

16:10 - 16:25

4G/5G in Mission Critical vertical sectors - Defence/ PS/ Rail & more

David Smith, Head of Ecosystems, Huawei SPO Lab

16:25 - 16:45

Panel discussion

Moderator: GSMA



  • Prakash Sadagopan, Global Leader, Enterprise Business, Cloud and Network Services, Nokia
  • Dr Wong Chun Kau (Jolly), Policy Fellow, Centre of Science and Policy, University of Cambridge, Visiting Professor, Macau University of Science and Technology
  • t.b.c

16:45 - 16:50