Alcatel-Lucent Completes Interoperability Testing of Public Safety LTE Services
Published on: 20th Mar 2013
By: David Ng
Alcatel Lucent says that it has successfully demonstrated full interoperability of its solution for using LTE wireless technology in public safety applications in the United States.
The testing of Alcatel-Lucent's public safety LTE solution, carried out with technology from other vendors, has taken place alongside a performance evaluation as part of the 'Phase 3, Part 1' of the United States Department of Commerce's Public Safety Communications Research Program. This program is in preparation for the future deployment of the FirstNet nationwide broadband public safety network.
The solution was demonstrated via a series of tests on a network combining Alcatel-Lucent's evolved packet core (EPC) technology with radio access networks (RAN) from several vendors, and Alcatel-Lucent's RAN with EPCs from various vendors. The performance testing evaluated whether LTE devices remained connected to a network as well as network throughput.
Representatives of the FirstNet board also were given demonstrations of Alcatel-Lucent's standards-based Voice over IP Multimedia System (VoIMS), another key element of the total public safety solution Alcatel-Lucent offers the industry.
Alcatel-Lucent Public Safety LTE Solution
The interoperability and drive testing was completed using Alcatel-Lucent's industry standards-based LTE Band 14 solution. This end-to-end system includes the company's Evolved Packet Core with the 7750 Service Router Mobile Gateway, 9741 Wireless Mobility Manager, 5780 Dynamic Services Controller, RAN solution with the 9412 eNodeB, as well as its industry-leading end-to-end 5620 Service Aware Manager.
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