Sunday, October 24, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent Supplies LTE Public Safety Net in Colorado

Alcatel-Lucent has supplied LTE gear for an emergency communications demonstration network in Boulder, CO, which is being managed by the Public Safety Communications Research program, which was established by the US Department of Commerce.

"The demonstration network developed by the joint NIST-NTIA Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program is an important part of the strategy for a nationwide interoperable Public Safety Broadband network in 700 MHz. Here in the Boulder area, we will provide a common field environment for manufacturers, carriers, and public safety agencies to test and evaluate advanced broadband communications equipment and software tailored specifically to the needs of emergency first responders." explained Derek Orr, Program Manager, NIST/OLES, Public Safety Communications.

In addition Alcatel-Lucent -- in cooperation with the Alexandria Police Department -- recently conducted a live demonstration of data capabilities for first responders using the LTE Public Safety Broadband (PSBB) spectrum. This was the first live application of PSBB radio spectrum in the United States.

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