Motorola Solutions Completes Public Safety LTE Network Testing

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Motorola Solutions says that it has become the first Public Safety LTE vendor to successfully complete all testing activities associated with Phase 3 Part One with the USA's Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR).

The testing by Motorola and Ericsson demonstrated the interoperability of the Radio Access Network (RAN) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with three major network vendors.

The successful completion of the Phase 3: Part One test is a key milestone toward Motorola becoming an authorized supplier to FirstNet, the USA's planned nationwide public safety broadband network.

The tests also demonstrated Motorola's conformance to and support for public safety standards. Motorola previously announced the first commercial release of standards-based LTE technology to public safety, with shipments beginning on Nov. 11, 2011.

The "Phase 3: Part One" testing was performed in the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum which supports broadband for public safety.

Motorola and Ericsson have been working on Public Safety LTE together since late 2010.

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