Radio Networks for Critical Communications
Professional users in public safety, PPDR, transportation, utilities and industry must rely on efficient radio systems to provide wireless communication for support of their daily operation. Implemented radio technology, network design and user requirements must be carefully matched against each other. A solid understanding of users’ requirements and the possibilities and limitations of technologies is therefore essential.
This course discusses issues which need to be considered when a radio system for critical communications shall be introduced or existing systems shall be replaced: Is it better to use services from an existing operator or to build and operate a dedicated network? Which deployment concept should be selected? How to define coverage and capacity? Which technology can provide the required services? These and other questions related to the design
and introduction of RF networks for critical communications will be discussed. Starting with specific requirements, the course introduces services specific to critical communications, explains typical planning approaches and highlights possible implementation scenarios. A comparison of recent and upcoming radio technologies like TETRA, DMR, LTE as well as 5G for broadband applications completes the training.
After completing the course, delegates will understand users’ requirements and limitations of current radio technologies like TETRA, DMR, LTE, 5G etc. They will know the technical and economic constraints of radio systems for critical communications and will be able to realistically assess the promises of system vendors and service providers.
This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge in radio communication systems, who are interested in technical aspects for critical communications networks and who may be employed in telecoms regulators, organizations for public security and utility and transportation companies.
- Introduction to radio networks for critical communications
- Requirements on communication services and applications
- Mobile broadband for PPDR
- Elements of a radio network for critical communications
- Planning and operation of a radio network
- Radio systems for critical communications (DMR, TETRA, LTE, 5G)