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Safety of life communications - public or dedicated?

This talk took place on Wednesday 8th October 2014 as part of the IIC Annual Conference in Vienna.

  • Safety of life communications, traditionally served by dedicated Critical National Infrastructure networks are increasingly looking to reduce costs by utilising public networks, such as LTE. Are the public ready for the inevitable compromises?
  • Could/should governments impose access obligations for “blue light” services onto cellular networks?
  • What scope is there for such services to be provided via mobile satellite service?

In the Chair

  • Bo Andersson, PhD, Chief Economist, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority

Speakers

  • Chris Chapman, Chairman, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
  • Brigadier-General Manfred Blaha, Technology Advisor for National Crisis and Disaster Protection Management, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria; Chair of the User Committee, PSCE - Public Safety Communications Europe Forum, Belgium
  • Luis Lucatero, Chief of Regulatory Policy, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico

Presentations

  • Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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