Presentation on theme: "A New Era in Critical Communications"— Presentation transcript:
1 A New Era in Critical Communications Good Afternoon, My name is Paul Ward representing ETELM a Developer and Manufacturer of TETRA Communications Infrastructure. We would like to introduce a new product called e-TBS that fully converges mission critical TETRA into the LTE Core Network. Offering a solution for users and network operators.
2 ETELM IntroductionManufacturer of Mission Critical Communications InfrastructurePrivate Company with Head Office in Paris, FranceCommunications Technology Manufacturer for over 30 yearsSystems installed in more than 40 Countries WorldwideSupply to Network Operators, Manufacturers and IntegratorsInnovation in Communications Technology – Launch of the e-TBS which is the only TETRA base station directly integrated into an LTE/4G public or private networkFirstly, I would like introduce ETELM we manufacture & develop mission critical communications infrastructure based on TETRA, and have supplied our technology from our headquarters in Paris to over 40 countries, mainly to Manufacturers as an OEM product, Systems Integrators and Network Operators.We are focused on leading innovation and as a result are launching the eTBS which directly integrates a TETRA basestation into the LTE core network
3 Mission Critical Communications – Technical Challenges Need to Retain Existing Mission Critical Services – Voice + DataRequirement for Mobile Broadband DataHigh Security EncryptionSystem Autonomy & Administrative ControlFrequency Spectrum Availability ?Coverage Requirements ?Risk Management – EvolutionFutureproof TechnologyFor critical communications Users worldwide, 4G LTE opens up several opportunities for high speed communications, however along with these opportunities there are a number of challenges. As commercial operators are already deploying LTE services globally, it is essential that public safety and other critical communications users keep pace with technology. It is not an option to stay with traditional narrowband data services when the general population and potential offenders have access to high speed data services. However critical communications have unique features and requirements that are not currently addressed by LTE; and are unlikely to be available for several years. So the question is how to maintain critical communications but add high speed data services & applications.In addition apart from the technology challenges there are several questions concerning availability of frequency spectrum and whether secure systems may be outsourced to commercial operators.e-TBS offers a solution, today to resolve many of these issues converging critical communications with LTE high speed mobile data.
4 Own Private System or Network Operator Service? Frequency Spectrum ?Equipment CostsInstallation & MaintenanceLarge Investment in BackhaulReplacement of Subscriber EquipmentObsolesenceNetwork Operator ServiceSecurity ConcernsReliability ConcernsPriority Services ?No Frequency IssuesCoverage RequirementsContinuous UpdateExisting Public Safety Users are being pushed towards a TETRA 2 UpgradeThe data rates are still in the narrowband, however the cost implications are significant – additional basestation sites, additional backhaul and replacement subscriber equipmentAll Mission Critical users today, should be looking at adding broadband data to existing or new Mission Critical Services – the questions are how to get there with least cost and with least risk. It’s possible that they implement their own private LTE system however frequency spectrum may be restrictive, so a fully integrated solution where they can retain TETRA services but add-on 4G capability from Network Operators is another possible approach.
5 e-TBS Solution: Fully Converged TETRA + LTE • Merger of Private TETRA + Operator LTE• Direct S1 Interface to LTE Core• e-TBS is a TETRA eNodeB• Seamless Mobility Management of TETRA Subscribers• Virtual Private Networking of Services• Retain TETRA Frequencies & Services• Low Risk Implementation of 4G Data Services• Solution Available NowEVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION – FAR LESS RISKeTBS is the first TETRA system to DIRECTLY connect to the LTE CoreAllows seamless communications between LTE & TETRA UsersSolution where Frequency Spectrum is limitedLow Risk solution where add-on LTE data services can be introduced whilst maintaining highly secure, critical services
6 e-TBS: Direct S1 Connection to LTE Core same as eNodeB TETRANMSLTE NETWORKS1e-TBS is a fully distributed TETRA system, it resides on the LTE Core using an S1 connection in exactly the same way as any eNodeBAllows Users to take advantage of existing a new backhaulLTENMSeNodeBLTE
7 e-TBS: SEAMLESS Communications between User Equipments Distributed Mobility Management TETRAAPIS1LTE NETWORKTETRA ISSI + LTE NMIDirectcommunicationsBetween LTE & TETRASubscribersTETRA ISSI + LTE NMISeamless communications between LTE & TETRA User Equipment. e-TBS System has full Mobility Management the conversion between TETRA numbers and LTE numbers is fully distributed and managed.LTEAPIeNodeBLTES1
8 e-TBS: Single Site: eTBS + eNodeB TETRANMSLTE NETWORKS1eNodeBLTEX2S1e-TBS TETRA Standalone site with multiple basestationsOre-TBSs + eNodeBs on same physical site sharing, power supplies, towers etc.LTENMSeNodeBLTE
9 eTBS: Integrate Existing Backhaul to LTE Core The existing link network may be integrated into the LTE backboneS1EXISTING LINK NETWORKLTE NETWORKS1The e-TBS allows Users to retain and control their own backhaul and connect directly to LTE Core, or the existing backhaul may be merged with the LTE Core and form a single architecture systemS1LTE eNodeB
10 eTBS: Retain Existing Dispatcher Centres TETRAAPIDirect access to TETRA APILTE NETWORKS1TETRA SubscribersExisting TETRA Control Applications or Dispatcher Centres may be retained ensuring seamless operator control and monitoring and addition of LTE Applications which may be integrated or separate to existing control systems.LTEAPIeNodeBLTES1LTE Subscribers
11 e-TBS: Integrate with LTE Applications – i.e. Call Billing TETRAAPILTE NETWORKS1TETRA SubscribersDirect access to LTE APINew LTE Applications may be added with full communications between all subscribers. For example Operator billing services may include TETRA to TETRA & LTE to TETRA communications.LTEAPIeNODEBLTES1
12 User Advantages of e-TBS • Fully Integrated Mission Critical Voice + Broadband Data• Direct connect TETRA over LTE – NO Gateways• Open Standard – Non Proprietary• Retain : All Existing TETRA Subscribers Control Centre Applications Backhaul Networks TETRA Frequency Spectrum• Virtual Private Networks – Critical & Non-Critical Functionality• Distinct Network Administration & Accountability
13 Network Operator Advantages of e-TBS • MERGE Commercial & Mission Critical Technologies• Clear Responsibilities between TETRA & LTE Services• Integrate existing Link Networks to expand LTE Backhaul• Retain Existing TETRA Frequency Allocations• Rapid Deployment of TETRA with Virtual Private Networking• Benefit from wider coverage of TETRA sites
14 e-TBS Conclusions – The 6 i’s Industry 1st - Direct Integration without GatewaysInnovation – Seamless TETRA and LTE CommunicationsInteroperability – Mission Critical & High Speed Mobile DataInclusive – Solution that works for Users & Network OperatorsInvestment – Migration to New Technology at Low RiskImmediate – Solution for bringing LTE to Critical Users TODAY