The Public Safety LTE & Mobile Broadband Market: 2014 - 2020

 Published On: Mar, 2014 |    No of Pages: 261 |  Published By: Signals and Systems Telecom | Format: PDF
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Considering its thriving ecosystem, spectrum flexibility and performance metrics, public safety organizations worldwide recognize LTE as the de-facto standard for mission critical mobile broadband communications.

With spectrum already allocated, public safety agencies in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the U.S have already begun to operate private LTE networks. Driven by public safety demands, LTE products can now also operate in spectrum bands previously unthinkable, such as the 400 MHz band, which is widely available to public safety agencies worldwide. Moreover, demands for tactical and rapidly deployable broadband solutions have also led vendors to develop private LTE base station products in a variety of innovative form factors such as Cell in a Box (CIAB) or airborne cells.

SNS Research estimates the global spending on private LTE infrastructure including base stations (eNodeBs), mobile core (EPC) and backhaul will account for $2 Billion annually by the end of 2020. By the same time, the installed base of private public safety LTE base stations (eNode Bs) will reach nearly 155,000 globally, following a CAGR of nearly 60% between 2014 and 2020, and will serve nearly 4 Million private public safety LTE subscribers worldwide.

However it is important to note that the transition to LTE is one of the will be one of the most complex technical changes the public safety communications industry will ever witness and will present challenges in its own right, particularly in the context of global standardization. Furthermore spectrum, regulatory and budgetary issues in certain regions such as Europe will delay large scale private deployments.

Nonetheless, service prioritization partnerships with commercial LTE network carriers will create an ecosystem for operating public safety devices over commercial LTE networks during this transition period. We estimate that public safety LTE device shipments over commercial networks will account for nearly $7 Billion in annual revenue by the end of 2020.

The ""The Public Safety LTE & Mobile Broadband Market: 2014 - 2020"" report presents an in-depth assessment of the global public safety LTE market, besides considering the wider LMR and mobile broadband industries. In addition to covering the business case, challenges, spectrum allocation strategies, industry roadmap, deployment case studies, vendor products, strategies, standardization activities and application ecosystem for public safety LTE, the report also presents comprehensive forecasts for mobile broadband, LMR and public safety LTE subscriptions from 2011 till 2020. Also covered are public safety LTE service revenues as well as device and infrastructure (eNodeB base stations, EPC mobile core, backhaul) shipment and associated revenue forecasts.

The report comes with an associated XLS datasheet covering quantitative data from all figures presented within the report, as well as a list and associated details of 46 global private public safety LTE network deployments (as of Q1’2014).

Key Findings:

The report has the following key findings:

- Global spending on private LTE infrastructure including base stations (eNodeBs), mobile core (EPC) and backhaul will account for $2 Billion annually by the end of 2020
- By the same time, the installed base of private public safety LTE base stations (eNodeBs) will reach nearly 155,000, following a CAGR of nearly 60% between 2014 and 2020, and will serve nearly 4 Million private public safety LTE subscribers worldwide
- As much as 15% of all public safety LTE investments will be military centric tactical deployments by 2020
- Commercial carriers and public safety MVNOs will pocket nearly $7 Billion in public safety LTE service revenues by the end of 2020, following growth at a CAGR of 40% between 2014 and 2020
- A large nationwide deployment such as FirstNet in the U.S. can save up to 40% in TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) over 10-years by opting for a public-private partnership rather than a private only investment
- Almost all major LMR industry players are leveraging partnerships with established LTE infrastructure vendors such as Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and NSN, to offer end-to-end LTE solutions

Topics Covered:

The report covers the following topics:

- Business case for public safety LTE and mobile broadband services
- Key benefits of public safety LTE and mobile broadband
- Challenges to public safety LTE adoption
- Public safety agency, network operator and vendor commitments to public safety LTE
- List of private public safety LTE deployments worldwide
- Public safety LTE deployment case studies
- The industry roadmap for the public safety mobile broadband in general and the LTE market in particular
- Public safety LTE deployment and funding models
- Spectrum allocation for public safety LTE
- Public safety LTE applications ecosystem
- Public safety LTE vendor assessment and strategies
- Profiles of over 100 players in the public safety LTE ecosystem
- Public safety LTE standardization
- Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis of private and commercial public safety LTE deployments
- Military and tactical LTE deployments
- Public safety LTE base station form factor analysis
- Exclusive interview transcripts from 7 industry players including Airbus, Motorola Solutions and General Dynamics
- Strategic recommendations for vendors, system integrators, public safety agencies and wireless carriers
- Market analysis and forecasts from 2011 till 2020

Forecast Segmentation:

Market forecasts and historical figures are provided for each of the following submarkets:

Public Safety LTE Base Station (eNodeB) Shipments, Revenue & Installed Base
Network Categories
- Private LTE
- Commercial LTE
Form Factor Categories
- Macrocell
- Small Cell
- Relay Node
- Tactical Cell on Wheel (COW)
- Tactical Cell in a Box (CIAB)
- Airborne Cell

Additional Forecasts for Pubic Safety LTE Infrastructure
- Public Safety LTE Mobile Core (EPC) Investments
- Public Safety LTE Backhaul Investments

Public Safety LTE Device Shipments & Revenue
Network Categories
- Private LTE
- Commercial LTE
Form Factor Categories
- Handportable LMR Terminal
- Mobile (In-Vehicle) LMR Terminal
- Notebook PC
- USB Dongle
- Smartphone
- PDA

Public Safety LTE Subscriptions & Service Revenue
- Private LTE
- Commercial LTE

Public Safety User Subscriptions over Private Mobile Broadband
- Private LTE
- Private WiMAX

Public Safety User Subscriptions over Commercial Mobile Broadband
- LTE
- WiMAX
- W-CDMA
- HSPA
- CDMA2000
- EV-DO

LMR Subscriptions
- P25
- TETRA
- Tetrapol
- dPMR
- NXND
- PDT
- Analog Radio

LMR Data Subscriptions
- TETRA
- TETRA TEDS
- P25 Phase 1
- P25 Phase 2
- Tetropol

The following regional markets are also covered:

Regional Markets
- Asia Pacific
- Eastern Europe
- Latin & Central America
- Middle East & Africa
- North America
- Western Europe

Key Questions Answered:

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

- Which countries will be the first to deploy and adopt LTE for public safety applications?
- How many private public safety LTE base stations (eNodeBs) will ship in 2020, and how will these compare to the wider commercial LTE market?
- How much will be invested on mobile core (EPC) and backhaul infrastructure to support private public safety LTE deployments?
- How will the VoLTE ecosystem evolve and how will this impact PTT and voice services for public safety LTE?
- When will standardized mission-critical voice communications and proximity services see large scale proliferation in the public safety LTE market?
- How much revenue will the public safety LTE application ecosystem generate in 2020?
- How will public safety LTE device shipments vary by form factor (handheld LMR terminals, mobile in-vehicle LMR modems, notebook PCs, USB dongles, smartphones, PDAs) overtime?
- Is the 400 MHZ spectrum realistically feasible to support public safety LTE applications?
- What are the prospects of tactical, rapidly deployable and airborne LTE solutions?
- Does Huawei stand a chance in the public safety LTE market outside of Asia?
- Which vendors and system integrators are the most successful in the public safety LTE market?
- How many first responders rely on private and commercial mobile broadband networks for their daily tasks?
- How will private and commercial public safety LTE subscriptions compare in 2020?
- How will public safety LTE subscriptions compare to other mobile broadband technologies such as WiMAX and HSPA in 2020?
- What opportunities exist for commercial wireless carriers and MVNOs in the public safety LTE market?

List of Companies

3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project)
7 layers AG
Abu Dhabi Police
ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority)
Aculab
Adax
ADCOM911 (Adams County Communication Center)
Aeroflex
Airbus Defence and Space (Formerly Cassidian)
Airbus Group
Airspan Networks
Airwave
Alcatel-Lucent
Amdocs
Anritsu
APCO (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International)
Apple
ARASKOM
Aricent Group
Artevea
ASTRID
ASTRO Solutions
AT&T Mobility
ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions)
Atlas Telecom
Aviat Networks
Avtec
Axell Wireless
Axis Communications
BAE Systems
BASE (Belgium)
BayWEB (Bay Area Wireless Enhanced Broadband system)
BFDX
BlackBerry
Bosch Security Systems
Brazilian Army
Bridgewater
Broadcom
C4i
CalAmp
Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance
Catalyst Communications
CCTI (Catalyst Communications Technologies Inc)
China Mobile
Cimarron Technologies
Cisco
CITIG (Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group)
City of Charlotte
City of Fort Worth
City of Irving
City of New Orleans
City of Pembroke Pine
Cobham
CommScope
Covia Labs
DAMM Cellular Systems A/S
Daniels Electronics Ltd
DAPage Notifications
DataNet Software
Dubai Police
Dutch Police
EADS
Eastcom
EENA (European Emergency Number Association)
EF Johnson
Ericsson
ETELM
Etherstack
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
Eventide
EXACOM
Exalt Communications
Exelis
Facebook
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority)
French Armed Forces
FREQUENTIS AG
General Dynamics
General Dynamics C4 Systems
German Armed Forces
Germany Army
Google
Harris
Harris County
HigherGround
Hitachi
Honeywell
Hong Kong Police Force
HQT Radio
HTC
Huawei
Hughes
Hytera
iCOM
ICOM America
Imtradex
Intel
InterDigital
InterSec
Intrado
IPWireless
ITT Corporation
ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
Japan Radio Company
JDI (JING DENG INDUSTRIAL)
Jordanian Armed Forces
JVC Kenwood
Kapsch CarrierCom
Kelrad Software
Kenwood
Kirisun
Kodiak Networks
KPN
L-3 Communications
LA-RICS (Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System)
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Lemko
Lenovo
LG Electronics
LG Uplus
LiveViewGPS
Lockheed Martin
Mentura Group
MetroPCS
Miami Dade Police Department
Miami-Dade County
Ministry of Communications, Libya
Ministry of Public Security (MPS), China
Mobistar
MODUCOM
Moscow Police
Motorola Mobility (Part of Lenovo)
Motorola Solutions
Mutualink
National Rail (UK)
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NEC
Net4Mobility
NetMotion Wireless
Nevada Department of Transportation
New York Police Department
New Zealand Police
NextNav
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Nokia
Nokia Solutions & Networks (NSN)
Northrop Grumman
NPSTC (National Public Safety Telecommunications Council)
nTerop
NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)
NVA (Networked Vehicle Association)
NYCWiN (New York City Wireless Network)
Oceus Networks
OMA (Open Mobile Alliance)
Oman Royal Office
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
ONTHEGODEVICES LLC
OpenSignal
Panasonic
Panorama Antennas
Phonak
Piciorgros (Funk-Electronic Piciorgros GmbH)
Pikewerks Corporation
Polaris
Police Federation of Australia
Portalify
POTEVIO International
PowerTrunk
Proximus
PSCR (Public Safety Communications Research)
Putian
Puxing Radio
Pyramid Communications
Qatar Armed Forces
Qatar MOI (Ministry of Interior)
Qualcomm
RACOM
Radio IP
Radisys
RAVEN Electronics Corporation
Raytheon
Reality Mobile
RELM Wireless
Rιseau Ferrι de France (RFF)
Rivada Networks
Rohde & Schwarz
Rohill
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation)
Samsung
SANG (Saudi Arabian National Guard)
Sao Paulo Military Police
Sapura Secured Technologies
SaskTel
Saudi MOI (Ministry of Interior)
Savox Communications
Selex ES
Sepura
SETAR
Shanghai Police
Siemens
Signalion
Simoco
SiRRAN
SK Telecom
SmithMicro
Sonic Communications
Sony
Space Data
Star Solutions
State of Louisiana
State of Mississippi
State of New Jersey
State of New Mexico
State of Oklahoma
Stop Noise
SyTech Corporation
Tait
TCCA (TETRA and Critical Communications Association)
TCS (TeleCommunication Systems)
TD Industry Alliance(TDIA)
Techosonic Industries
Tecore Networks
Telenet
Televate, LLC
TELEX
Teltronic
Telum
TETRAtab
Texas Instruments
Thales
The Genesis Group
TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association)
TITAN Communication Systems
T-Mobile
Toshiba
Trident Microsystems
Turkish National Police Force
Twisted Pair Solutions
U.K. Home Office
U.S. Army
U.S. Cellular
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Navy
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
UIC (International Union of Railways)
UNIMO Technology
University of Ottawa
USPTO (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)
Utility
Verizon Wireless
Vidyo
Vodafone
Voice Print International
West Australian Police
Zetron
Zhengzhou Metro
ZTE

Countires Covered

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Cocos Islands
Colombia
Comoros Islands
Congo
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cτte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Democratic Rep of Congo (ex-Zaire)
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Faroe Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia (ex-Tahiti)
French West Indies
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea Republic
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kirghizstan
Kiribati
Korea
Kosovo
Kuwait
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
North Korea
Northern Marianas
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Rιunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
Samoa (American)
Sao Tomι & Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent & The Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tajikistan
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Islands
UAE
Uganda
UK
Ukraine
Uruguay
US Virgin Islands
USA
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Table of Contents

1 Chapter 1: Introduction 15
1.1 Executive Summary 15
1.2 Key Findings 18
1.3 Topics Covered 19
1.4 Forecast Segmentation 20
1.5 Key Questions Answered 22
1.6 Methodology 24
1.7 Target Audience 25
1.8 Companies Mentioned 26
2 Chapter 2: An Overview of the Public Safety Mobile Broadband Market 31
2.1 Narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems in Public Safety 31
2.1.1 LMR Market Size 32
2.1.3 The Limitations of LMR Data Capabilities 33
2.1.2 The Perceived Role of Mobile Broadband in Public Safety Scenarios 33
2.3 How big is the Mobile Broadband Market? 34
2.2 Mobile Broadband for Public Safety 34
2.2.1 Partnerships with Commercial Carriers 34
2.2.2 Private LTE and WiMAX Deployments 34
2.3.2 What are the Growth Drivers? 35
2.3.1 Will the Public Safety Segment Witness the Same Level of Growth as the Consumer Segment? 35
2.3.3 LMR Systems will Continue to Support Mission-Critical Voice 37
2.5.1 Performance Metrics 38
2.5 Why LTE? 38
2.4 Why use Commercial Mobile Broadband Technology for Public Safety 38
2.5.3 A Thriving Ecosystem 39
2.5.2 Coexistence, Interoperability and Spectrum Flexibility 39
2.5.4 OPEX Reduction 39
2.6 Public Safety LTE Technology & Architecture 41
2.6.1 E-UTRAN - LTE Radio Access Network 42
2.6.2 TDD vs. FDD 43
2.6.3 UE (User Equipment) 43
2.6.3.1 USB Data Cards 43
2.6.3.3 Smartphones & Handheld LMR Terminals 44
2.6.3.4 Tablets & Laptops 44
2.6.3.2 Vehicular Modems 44
2.6.4.2 PGW (Packet Data Network Gateway) 45
2.6.4 Public Safety LTE EPC (Evolved Packet Core) 45
2.6.4.1 SGW (Serving Gateway) 45
2.6.4.4 HSS (Home Subscriber Server) 46
2.6.4.3 MME (Mobility Management Entity) 46
2.6.4.5 PCRF (Policy Charging and Rules Function) 46
2.6.5 LMR Network Integration and Inter-Working 47
2.6.7 Inter-System Roaming 48
2.6.8 Intra-System Roaming to Commercial Carriers 48
2.6.6 Support for Roaming in Public Safety LTE 48
2.6.9 The Evolution to LTE-Advanced and its Implications for Public Safety 49
2.7.1 Private Public Satiety LTE Network Deployments 50
2.7.3 Public Safety LTE Access over Commercial Networks 50
2.7 Public Safety LTE Deployment Models 50
2.7.2 Shared Commercial Public Safety LTE (Private-Public Partnerships) 50
2.8.1 Built, Owned and Operated by Integrator/Vendor 51
2.8 Funding Models for Private Public Safety LTE Network Deployment 51
2.7.4 Hosted Core Public Safety LTE Networks 51
2.8.2 Owned and Operated by the Government Authority 51
2.8.3 Local Agency Hosted Core 52
2.8.4 Multiple Networks 52
2.9.3 Bandwidth Flexibility 53
2.9.2 Economic Feasibility 53
2.9.1 Higher throughput and Low Latency 53
2.9.4 Spectral Efficiency 53
2.9 The Public Safety LTE Business Case 53
2.9.6 Lack of Competition from Other Standards 54
2.9.5 Regional Interoperability 54
2.9.8 Commitments by Infrastructure and Device vendors 55
2.9.7 Endorsement from the Public Safety Community 55
2.9.9 Quality of Service (QoS) & Priority Provisioning 56
2.9.10 Support for Group Voice & Multimedia Communication 56
2.1 Challenges to the Public Safety LTE Ecosystem 57
2.10.1 Spectrum Allocation 57
2.10.3 Budgetary Issues 58
2.10.2 Interworking with LMR Networks & Standardization 58
2.10.4 Security & Resilience 59
2.10.5 Support for Mission-Critical Voice and Direct Mode-Operation 59
2.10.7 Lack of Specifications for Battery Life in Public Safety Scenarios 60
2.10.6 Smaller Coverage Footprint to Comparison to LMR Systems 60
2.10.8 User Profiles to Fit Public Safety Requirements 61
3 Chapter 3: Public Safety LTE and Mobile Broadband Industry Roadmap 62
3.1 Industry Roadmap 62
3.2 2011 – 2013: The Disparate Networks Era 63
3.3 2014 – 2016: Mission Critical Data over Private LTE 63
3.4 2017 – 2020: Emergence of Mission Critical Voice and Proximity Services 64
3.5 Public Safety LTE Deployment & Trial Case Studies 65
3.5.1 Zhengzhou Metro 65
3.5.2 Harris County 66
3.5.4 Oman Royal Office 67
3.5.3 Qatar MOI 67
3.5.5 Turkish National Police Force 67
3.5.7 China’s Ministry of Public Security 68
3.5.8 German Armed Forces 68
3.5.6 Hong Kong Police Force Trial 68
4 Chapter 4: Public Safety LTE and Mobile Broadband Applications Ecosystem 69
4.1 Mobile Video 69
4.3 GIS, AVLS and Mapping 70
4.2 Mobile Broadband and Seamless Mobile VPN Access 70
4.4 CAD (Computer Aided Dispatching) 71
4.5 Remote Database Access 71
4.6 Telemetry and Remote Diagnostics 71
4.7 Bulk Multimedia/Data Transfers 72
4.9 PTT over LTE 72
4.8 Situational Awareness Applications 72
4.10 The Present State of the Market: What’s on offer 73
4.11 The Numbers: How big is the Public Safety LTE Applications Ecosystem? 74
5.1 7 layers AG 75
5.2 Aculab 75
5 Chapter 5: Public Safety LTE & Mobile Broadband Vendor Assessment 75
5.3 Adax 76
5.4 Aeroflex 76
5.5 Airbus Defence and Space (Formerly Cassidian) 77
5.6 Airspan Networks 78
5.7 Alcatel-Lucent 78
5.8 Amdocs (Bridgewater) 79
5.9 Anritsu 79
5.10 Aricent Group 79
5.11 Artevea 80
5.12 Aviat Networks 81
5.13 Avtec 82
5.14 Axell Wireless (Acquired by Cobham) 82
5.15 Axis Communications 83
5.16 BFDX 83
5.17 Broadcom 84
5.18 CalAmp 84
5.19 CCTI (Catalyst Communications Technologies Inc) 85
5.2 Cisco 85
5.21 Cobham 86
5.22 CommScope 86
5.23 Covia Labs 87
5.24 DAMM Cellular Systems A/S 87
5.25 Eastcom 87
5.26 Ericsson 88
5.27 ETELM 88
5.28 Etherstack 89
5.29 EXACOM 90
5.3 Exalt Communications 90
5.31 Exelis and C4i 90
5.32 FREQUENTIS AG 91
5.33 General Dynamics C4 Systems 92
5.35 Harris 93
5.34 The Genesis Group 93
5.36 Hitachi 94
5.37 Honeywell 95
5.38 HQT Radio 95
5.39 Huawei 95
5.4 Hytera 97
5.41 iCOM 97
5.42 Imtradex 98
5.43 Intel 98
5.44 InterSec 99
5.45 Intrado 99
5.46 Japan Radio Company 100
5.47 JDI (JING DENG INDUSTRIAL) 100
5.48 JVC Kenwood 100
5.49 Kapsch CarrierCom 101
5.5 Kirisun 102
5.51 Kodiak Networks 102
5.52 L-3 Communications 103
5.53 Lemko 103
5.54 LiveViewGPS 104
5.55 Mentura Group 105
5.56 MODUCOM 105
5.57 Motorola Solutions 106
5.58 Mutualink 108
5.59 NEC 108
5.6 NetMotion Wireless 109
5.61 NextNav 109
5.62 NSN (Nokia Solutions & Networks) 110
5.63 Northrop Grumman 111
5.64 nTerop 111
5.65 Oceus Networks 112
5.66 Panasonic 113
5.67 Panorama Antennas 113
5.68 Phonak 114
5.69 Piciorgros (Funk-Electronic Piciorgros GmbH) 114
5.7 Polaris 114
5.71 Portalify Ltd (Acquired by Sepura) 115
5.72 POTEVIO International 115
5.73 PowerTrunk (Teltronic Subsidiary) 116
5.74 Puxing Radio 116
5.75 Qualcomm 116
5.76 RACOM 117
5.77 Radisys 117
5.78 Radio IP 118
5.79 Raytheon 119
5.8 Reality Mobile (ASTRO Solutions) 120
5.81 RELM Wireless 121
5.82 Rivada Networks 121
5.83 Rohill 122
5.84 SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) 123
5.85 Samsung 123
5.86 Savox Communications 124
5.87 Selex ES 124
5.88 Sepura 125
5.89 Signalion 126
5.9 Simoco 126
5.91 SiRRAN 126
5.92 SmithMicro 127
5.93 Sonic Communications 127
5.94 Space Data 128
5.95 Star Solutions 128
5.96 Stop Noise 129
5.97 Tait 129
5.99 TCS (TeleCommunication Systems) 130
5.98 Tecore Networks 130
5.100 Televate 131
5.101 TELEX (Bosch Security Systems) 131
5.102 Teltronic 132
5.103 Telum 133
5.104 TETRAtab 133
5.105 Thales 134
5.106 TITAN Communication Systems 135
5.107 Toshiba 135
5.108 Twisted Pair Solutions (Acquired by Motorola Solutions) 136
5.109 UNIMO Technology 137
5.110 Utility 137
5.111 Vidyo 138
5.112 Zetron (Part of JVC Kenwood) 138
5.113 ZTE 139
6 Chapter 6: Public Safety LTE Spectrum Allocation Strategies Worldwide 140
6.1 North America 140
6.3 Europe 141
6.2 Latin & Central America 141
6.4 Middle East & Africa 142
6.5 Asia Pacific 143
6.6 The Prospects of Spectrum Harmonization 144
7 Chapter 7: Market Analysis and Forecasts 145
7.1.1 First Responder Data Subscriptions over Public (Commercial) Cellular Networks 145
7.1 The Global Public Safety Mobile Broadband Market 145
7.1.2 First Responder Data Subscriptions Over LMR Networks 146
7.1.3 First Responder Data Subscriptions over Private Mobile Broadband 147
7.1.3.2 Private Public Safety LTE and WiMAX Subscriptions Compared 147
7.1.3.1 The Unreliability of Commercial Cellular Mobile Broadband Networks 147
7.1.4 Private Public Safety LTE Networks 149
7.1.4.1 Subscriptions over Private Public Safety LTE Networks 149
7.1.4.2 Device Shipments over Private Public Safety LTE Networks 151
7.1.4.3 Private Public Safety LTE Network Service Revenue 153
7.1.5 Public Safety LTE over Public (Commercial) LTE Networks 154
7.1.5.1 Public Safety Subscriptions over Commercial LTE Networks 154
7.1.5.2 Public Safety Device Shipments over Commercial LTE Networks 156
7.1.5.3 Public Safety Service Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks 158
7.1.6.1 Private and Commercial Public Safety LTE Subscriptions Compared 159
7.1.6 Private vs. Commercial Public Safety LTE Compared 159
7.1.6.2 Private and Commercial Public Safety LTE Device Shipments Compared 160
7.1.6.3 Private and Commercial Public Safety LTE Service Revenues Compared 161
7.1.7 Public Safety LTE Device Shipments by Form Factor 162
7.1.8.1 Commercial and Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Shipments Compared 163
7.1.8 Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Shipments 163
7.1.8.2 Regional Assessment of Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Shipments 165
7.1.9 Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Installed Base 166
7.2.1 Asia Pacific 167
7.2.1.1 Private Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 167
7.2 Regional Market Assessment 167
7.2.1.2 Commercial Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 169
7.2.1.3 Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Shipments, Revenue & Installed Base 171
7.2.2 North America 173
7.2.2.1 Private Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 173
7.2.2.2 Commercial Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 175
7.2.2.3 Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Shipments, Revenue & Installed Base 177
7.2.3 Latin & Central America 179
7.2.3.1 Private Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 179
7.2.3.2 Commercial Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 181
7.2.3.3 Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Shipments, Revenue & Installed Base 183
7.2.4 Middle East & Africa 185
7.2.4.1 Private Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 185
7.2.4.2 Commercial Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 187
7.2.4.3 Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Shipments, Revenue & Installed Base 189
7.2.5 Eastern Europe 191
7.2.5.1 Private Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 191
7.2.5.2 Commercial Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 193
7.2.5.3 Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Shipments, Revenue & Installed Base 195
7.2.6.1 Private Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 197
7.2.6 Western Europe 197
7.2.6.2 Commercial Public Safety LTE Subscriptions, Device Shipments & Service Revenues 199
7.2.6.3 Private Public Safety LTE eNodeB Shipments, Revenue & Installed Base 201
8 Chapter 8: Standardization & Regulatory Initiatives 203
8.2 NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 203
8.1 NPSTC (National Public Safety Telecommunications Council) 203
8.3 NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) 204
8.4 PSCR (Public Safety Communications Research) 204
8.6 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) 205
8.5 APCO (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International) 205
8.7 TCCA (TETRA and Critical Communications Association) 205
8.8 ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) 206
8.9 UIC (International Union of Railways) 206
8.10 ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) 207
8.11 TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) 207
8.12 Features for Public Safety LTE Standardization 208
8.12.1 Group Communications 208
8.12.2 Proximity based Services (3GPP ProSe) 208
8.12.4 PTT Voice Application Standardization 210
8.12.3 Resilience 210
8.12.5 Higher Power Terminals (UEs) for Public Safety Requirements 211
9 Chapter 9: Conclusion and Strategic Recommendations 212
9.1 How Big is the Private Public Safety LTE/EPC Mobile Core Market? 212
9.2 Backhaul Investments to Support Public Safety LTE 213
9.4.1 Funding Prospects 214
9.3 Military & Tactical Deployments 214
9.4 Prospects of FirstNet 214
9.4.2 Is Funding the Key Constraint? 215
9.4.3 Technical Constraints 215
9.4.5 Halt of Early LTE Deployments: Good or Bad? 216
9.4.4 Moving Towards the Applications Ecosystem 216
9.5.1 Prospects of 400 MHz LTE 217
9.5 Spectrum: Will 700 MHz Gear Dominate the Market Worldwide? 217
9.5.2 TD-LTE and Opportunities for Higher Bands in Public Safety 218
9.6.1 Case Study: UK Home Office 219
9.6 Proposals for Wholly Commercial Public Safety LTE Networks 219
9.8 Revenue Prospects for Commercial Carriers 220
9.7 The Public Safety LTE MVNO Opportunity 220
9.9 TCO Analysis: Private LTE vs. Public-Private Partnerships 221
9.10 Mission Critical PTT over LTE 222
9.10.1 Off-Network PTT/LTE-Direct: A Long Road Ahead 222
9.11 Standardization & Interoperability: The Key to a Successful Ecosystem 223
9.12 Vendor Alliances: Are there more to come? 223
9.13 What Cell Types will Public Safety LTE Networks Encompass? 224
9.13.1 Macrocells 226
9.13.2 Small Cells 227
9.13.3 Macrocell Relay Nodes 228
9.13.4 Tactical Cells on Wheels (COWs) 229
9.13.5 Tactical Cells in a Box (CIABs) 230
9.13.6 Airborne Cells 231
9.14.1 Recommendations for LMR Vendors/Integrators 232
9.14.2 Recommendations for LTE Infrastructure Vendors 232
9.14 Strategic Recommendations 232
9.14.3 Recommendations for Public Safety Agencies 233
9.14.4 Recommendations for Commercial Wireless Carriers 234
10.1 Airbus Defence and Space (Formerly Cassidian) 235
10 Chapter 10: Expert Opinion – Interview Transcripts 235
10.2 General Dynamics C4 Systems 240
10.3 Motorola Solutions 244
10.4 Mentura Group 250
10.5 InterSec 253
10.6 Aculab 256
10.7 Anritsu 259

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Subscriptions by Technology: 2011 – 2020 (Millions) 35
Figure 2: Global Mobile Broadband Subscriptions by Technology: 2011 – 2020 (Millions) 38
Figure 3: Purpose of Using Mobile Broadband for Public Safety Applications (Survey Results - 2011 & 2013) 39
Figure 4: Global LTE Subscriptions: 2011 – 2020 (Millions) 43
Figure 5: Public Safety LTE Network Architecture 44
Figure 6: Global Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Subscriptions: 2011 – 2020 (Millions) 50
Figure 7: Public Safety LTE Industry Roadmap 65
Figure 8: Global Mobile Video Surveillance Market: 2011 – 2020 ($ Million) 72
Figure 9: PTT over LTE Application 76
Figure 10: The Public Safety LTE/Broadband Applications Market: 2011 – 2020 ($ Million) 77
Figure 11: Global First Responder Data Subscriptions over Public Cellular Networks by Technology (Millions) 2011 - 2020 149
Figure 12: Global First Responder Data Subscriptions over LMR Networks by Technology (Thousands) 2011 - 2020 149
Figure 13: Global First Responder Data Subscriptions over Private Mobile Broadband Networks by Technology (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 150
Figure 14: Global First Responder Subscriptions over Private Public Safety LTE Networks (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 152
Figure 15: First Responder Subscriptions over Private Public Safety LTE Networks by Region (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 153
Figure 16: Global First Responder Data Device Shipments over Private Public Safety LTE Networks (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 154
Figure 17: Global First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 154
Figure 18: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Private Public Safety LTE Networks by Region (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 155
Figure 19: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks by Region ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 155
Figure 20: Global Service Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 156
Figure 21: Service Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks by Region ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 156
Figure 22: Global First Responder Subscriptions over Commercial LTE Networks (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 157
Figure 23: Global First Responder Subscriptions over Commercial LTE Networks by Region (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 158
Figure 24: Global First Responder Data Device Shipments over Commercial LTE Networks (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 159
Figure 25: Global First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 159
Figure 26: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Commercial LTE Networks by Region (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 160
Figure 27: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks by Region ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 160
Figure 28: Global Public Safety Service Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 161
Figure 29: Public Safety Service Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks by Region ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 161
Figure 30: Private vs. Commercial Public Safety LTE Subscriptions Compared (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 162
Figure 31: Private vs. Commercial Public Safety LTE Device Shipments Compared (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 163
Figure 32: Private vs. Commercial Public Safety LTE Device Shipments Revenues Compared ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 163
Figure 33: Private vs. Commercial Public Safety LTE Service Revenues Compared ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 164
Figure 34: Public Safety LTE Device Shipments by Category (Thousands): 2011 - 2020 165
Figure 35: Global Private (Public Safety) and Commercial LTE eNodeB Shipments Compared: 2011 - 2020 166
Figure 36: Global Private (Public Safety) and Commercial LTE eNodeB Shipment Revenues Compared ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 167
Figure 37: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipments by Region: 2011 - 2020 168
Figure 38: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipment Revenue by Region ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 168
Figure 39: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Installed Base by Region: 2011 - 2020 169
Figure 40: First Responder Subscriptions over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Asia Pacific (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 170
Figure 41: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Asia Pacific (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 170
Figure 42: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Private LTE Public Safety LTE Networks in Asia Pacific ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 171
Figure 43: Service Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Asia Pacific ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 171
Figure 44: First Responder Subscriptions over Commercial LTE Networks in Asia Pacific (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 172
Figure 45: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Commercial LTE Networks in Asia Pacific (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 172
Figure 46: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Asia Pacific ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 173
Figure 47: Public Safety Service Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Asia Pacific ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 173
Figure 48: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2011 – 2020 174
Figure 49: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipment Revenue in Asia Pacific ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 174
Figure 50: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Installed Base in Asia Pacific: 2011 - 2020 175
Figure 51: First Responder Subscriptions over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in North America (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 176
Figure 52: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in North America (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 176
Figure 53: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Private LTE Public Safety LTE Networks in North America ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 177
Figure 54: Service Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in North America ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 177
Figure 55: First Responder Subscriptions over Commercial LTE Networks in North America (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 178
Figure 56: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Commercial LTE Networks in North America (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 178
Figure 57: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in North America ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 179
Figure 58: Public Safety Service Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in North America ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 179
Figure 59: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipments in North America: 2011 – 2020 180
Figure 60: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipment Revenue in North America ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 180
Figure 61: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Installed Base in North America: 2011 - 2020 181
Figure 62: First Responder Subscriptions over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Latin & Central America (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 182
Figure 63: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Latin & Central America (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 182
Figure 64: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Private LTE Public Safety LTE Networks in Latin & Central America ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 183
Figure 65: Service Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Latin & Central America ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 183
Figure 66: First Responder Subscriptions over Commercial LTE Networks in Latin & Central America (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 184
Figure 67: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Commercial LTE Networks in Latin & Central America (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 184
Figure 68: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Latin & Central America ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 185
Figure 69: Public Safety Service Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Latin & Central America ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 185
Figure 70: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2011 – 2020 186
Figure 71: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipment Revenue in Latin & Central America ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 186
Figure 72: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Installed Base in Latin & Central America: 2011 - 2020 187
Figure 73: First Responder Subscriptions over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Middle East & Africa (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 188
Figure 74: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Middle East & Africa (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 188
Figure 75: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Private LTE Public Safety LTE Networks in Middle East & Africa ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 189
Figure 76: Service Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Middle East & Africa ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 189
Figure 77: First Responder Subscriptions over Commercial LTE Networks in Middle East & Africa (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 190
Figure 78: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Commercial LTE Networks in Middle East & Africa (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 190
Figure 79: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Middle East & Africa ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 191
Figure 80: Public Safety Service Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Middle East & Africa ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 191
Figure 81: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2011 – 2020 192
Figure 82: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipment Revenue in Middle East & Africa ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 192
Figure 83: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Installed Base in Middle East & Africa: 2011 - 2020 193
Figure 84: First Responder Subscriptions over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Eastern Europe (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 194
Figure 85: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Eastern Europe (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 194
Figure 86: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Private LTE Public Safety LTE Networks in Eastern Europe ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 195
Figure 87: Service Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Eastern Europe ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 195
Figure 88: First Responder Subscriptions over Commercial LTE Networks in Eastern Europe (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 196
Figure 89: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Commercial LTE Networks in Eastern Europe (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 196
Figure 90: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Eastern Europe ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 197
Figure 91: Public Safety Service Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Eastern Europe ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 197
Figure 92: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2011 – 2020 198
Figure 93: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipment Revenue in Eastern Europe ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 198
Figure 94: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Installed Base in Eastern Europe: 2011 - 2020 199
Figure 95: First Responder Subscriptions over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Western Europe (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 200
Figure 96: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Western Europe (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 200
Figure 97: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Private LTE Public Safety LTE Networks in Western Europe ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 201
Figure 98: Service Revenue over Private Public Safety LTE Networks in Western Europe ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 201
Figure 99: First Responder Subscriptions over Commercial LTE Networks in Western Europe (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 202
Figure 100: First Responder Data Device Shipments over Commercial LTE Networks in Western Europe (Thousands): 2011 – 2020 202
Figure 101: First Responder Data Device Shipment Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Western Europe ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 203
Figure 102: Public Safety Service Revenue over Commercial LTE Networks in Western Europe ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 203
Figure 103: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipments in Western Europe: 2011 – 2020 204
Figure 104: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipment Revenue in Western Europe ($ Million): 2011 – 2020 204
Figure 105: Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Installed Base in Western Europe: 2011 - 2020 205
Figure 106: LTE Proximity Service (ProSe) Examples 212
Figure 107: Global Private (Public Safety) and Commercial LTE EPC/Mobile Core Revenues Compared ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 215
Figure 108: Global Private (Public Safety) LTE Backhaul Investments ($ Million): 2011 - 2020 216
Figure 109: TCO Comparison for Private LTE vs. Public-Private Partnership 224
Figure 110: Global Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Shipments by Cell Type: 2011 - 2020 227
Figure 111: Global Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Installed Base by Cell Type: 2011 - 2020 228
Figure 112: Global Private (Public Safety) LTE Macrocell eNodeB Installed Base: 2011 - 2020 229
Figure 113: Global Private (Public Safety) LTE Small Cell eNodeB Installed Base: 2011 - 2020 230
Figure 114: Global Private (Public Safety) LTE Macrocell Relay eNodeB Installed Base: 2011 - 2020 231
Figure 115: Global Private (Public Safety) LTE eNodeB Installed Base: 2011 - 2020 232
Figure 116: Global Private (Public Safety) LTE Cell in a Box (CIAB) eNodeB Installed Base: 2011 - 2020 233
Figure 117: Global Private (Public Safety) LTE Airborne eNodeB Installed Base: 2011 - 2020 234


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