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1 1 PSC - Europe Manfred BLAHA, Brigadier-General –3rd Vice-Chair, Public Safety Communications Europe –Technology Advisor National Crisis and Disaster Prevention Management, Ministry of the Interior, AUSTRIA Jeppe JEPSEN –Chair “Spectrum Harmonization Initiative” PSC-Europe –Motorola Eric OLLIVIER –French Presidency & Ministry of Interior

2 2 PSC Europe Forum With the support of the European Commission, “Forum for Public Safety Communication Europe” has been established in order to facilitate consensus building in the area of public safety communication and information management systems. This Forum invites users and policy makers, industrials (technology and service providers), research organizations and standard making authorities to reach consensus on: – Consolidated user requirements, – Solutions for inter-operability of communication systems among users; – A R&D road map for future activities – Guidelines for policy makers and regulators, indicating ways for the improvement of global, European or national inter-operability through implementation of harmonized technologies and/or approximation of legal environments.

3 3 Public Safety & Security Sector Needs Interoperability –Harmonized Spectrum –Single open standard Special functional requirements –PSS organisations expects same functionalities as general public – but on mission critical network. Competition –Multi-vendor supply –Specialized vendors –Innovation

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6 6 Interoperability Achievements Organisational Interoperability –Between agencies within one country –Between people Regional Interoperability –Between regions –Across borders – still outstanding Technical Interoperability –Between equipment Interoperability requires Harmonization and Standardization

7 7 Observations PSS is a requirement for societies to flourish. PS Sector is using minimal public spectrum – 0,9%. PS Sector have optimized their use of spectrum significantly since 1996, and have harmonized operational procedures. PS Sector are convinced they need dedicated networks on dedicated spectrum for mission critical operations.

8 8 EU Public Safety Spectrum activities European Commission –COM on Digital Dividend Nov 2007 –Public Use of Spectrum – exp. Feb 2009 ETSI SRDoc to ECC –FM38 first meeting on the subject 2-3December European Parliament –Resolution Sept Toia report Council of the European Union – Police Coorporation –Expert Group on Radiocommunications

9 9 Mission Critical  Dedicated Public networks do not meet PS user requirements –Coverage, Availability, Security, Resilience, Interoperability, –Control, Functionality. –PSS organisations expects same functionalities as general public – but on mission critical network. Public network operators are able to prioritize PS users, but….. –When the public cannot communicate, who do they call? Availability & Resilience, Control.

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11 11 Mission Critical Data services are growing Mobile data helps effectively to: –Collect and share common situation picture –Allocate right resources efficiently –Distribute and obtain information instantly –Collect surveillance, medical etc monitoring information –Automate administrative routines All these applications are there today, however the data volumes are increasing at the speed of Internet traffic  Existing applications require more capacity

12 12 PS Applications & Required Bandwidth Additional Capacity requires Wideband and Broadband Capability Data Throughput Channel Bandwidth25 kHz wide kHz wide> MHz wide Status & Text messaging Short Data Services Automatic Vehicle Location Telemetry Small image xfer Limited data base queries Video clip Large image transfer (100kb JPEG) Reporting ( attachment) Telemedecine Robotics Video Streaming High resolution images Video conferencing CCTV Satellite images & maps transfer Detailed Real time Biometrics Narrowband - deployed - Wideband - available Broadband - no PS spectrum availble -

13 13 New Applications to Increase Safety, Security and Efficiency Streaming Video –Transmission of live videos simultaneously to/from the central command and field personnel –Relaying ad-hoc videos and surveillance camera to the central command and field personnel –Air to Ground video Real time collection of large medical data –Sending full data on a patient’s condition from the ambulance requires sufficient capacity with high QoS and in real time. –Remote surveillance of patrolling officers’ vital functions Access to geographic images –Aerial photographs –Satellite images & maps –Plans of buildings New applications require even more capacity

14 14 Resolution 1 PSC-Europe endorsement of Spectrum Petition Public Protection and Disaster Relief is a priority subject for the citizens, the National Governments and the European Union and that effective communication are an essential element for Public Safety operations. Public safety services bring value to society by creating a stable and secure environment; that this can only be done by building robust, secure and reliable, modern Public Safety mobile communications networks. To fulfill this requirement, it is essential for Public Safety services to have access to appropriate spectrum in all parts of the territory sufficient to meet their evolving operational needs. Building these modern essential services requires a long project lead time, for example, today’s national digital radio system for emergency services, often part of Critical National Infrastructure, typically take 10 years in planning before they are operational. The mandatory services and facilities required by public safety organizations can only partially be provided on networks designed for commercial use. There remains a critical need for dedicated Public Protection and Disaster Relief networks and spectrum to support future operational requirements which will now include video and other picture applications. Resolution for consideration by Members The PSC Europe Forum Assembly Meeting11th June 2008 expressed support for spectrum to be allocated from the Digital Dividend for PPDR Services for the European Union.

15 15 Signatories – Demand side Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs Dutch Police Belgian Astrid operator Spanish SIRDEE operator Ghent Fire Chief; Namur Fire Brigade Luxembourg Police Norwegian Ministry of Justice, –Department of Emergency Communication Austrian Ministry of Interior, –Department of Civil Protection Austrian National Police. UK – Civil Contingencies Secretariat UK – Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Belgian Red Cross - Flanders

16 16 Signatories – Supply side Motorola EADS, Secure Networks, Sepura, Teltronic Tyco Electronics, 3T Communications Frequentis

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18 18 Short Term to Long Term Short Term –Increase voice & data capacity –Wideband Spectrum & Technology (TEDS) Mid Term –Enhance todays systems with new capability to increase safety, security & efficiency –Broadband Spectrum & Technology for high intensity data applications Long Term –Migration Plan –10+ year effort –Broadband Spectrum & Technology for voice & data services Efforts must be made in parallel due to very long lead times for Spectrum & Technology

19 19 EU Public Safety Spectrum activities European Commission –COM on Digital Dividend Nov 2007 –Public Use of Spectrum – exp. Feb 2009 ETSI SRDoc to ECC –FM38 first meeting on the subject 2-3December European Parliament –Resolution Sept Toia report Council of the European Union – Police Coorporation –Expert Group on Radiocommunications

20 20 SG/DSIC Police Cooperation Radiocommunication Ad’hoc working Group

21 21 SG/DSIC Issue / Radiocom interoperability Crossborder cooperation is being intensified –Police cooperation: Prüm Treaty Common patrol Emergency situations Mutual assistance On demand cooperation –Civil Protection / Disaster relief Mutual assistance Impact: –Need for trans-border cooperation through radiocommunication  Different communication scenarios A A B B

22 22 SG/DSIC Types of crossborder actions Right of surveillance Right of pursuit Joint patrols Controlled delivery Others Cross border operations

23 23 SG/DSIC Status ● Harmonized frequency band for “PPDR” networks - ERC decision MHz / 470 MHz ● Heterogeneous situations Europe-wide - Analog & digital technologies not compatible - Frequency arrangements not fully compatible ● Current technical solutions implemented are a limiting factor to Police Cooperation - temporary basis, - limited functionalities,…

24 24 SG/DSIC Major issues faced in case of crossborder operations 40% 24% 18% 14% 4% Technical problems Language problems Difficulties to identify the interlocutor Difficulties to coordinate and delegate responsibilities Others Major restrictions

25 25 SG/DSIC Police Cooperation Radiocommunication WG ● Working Group issued by - EU Council / CATS / Police Cooperation WG ● Terms of reference :  Specify the needs for radiocommunication linked with cross-border cooperation  Formalize a request for additional harmonized spectrum  Identify technical solutions to cope with the needs  Liaise with other entities at European level (standardization, frequency management)

26 26 SG/DSIC WG work plan ● Strong support from Police administrations ● 17 countries participating ● Tight timeschedule - Interim report : december 08 - Final deliveries : june 09

27 27 SG/DSIC Expected Deliveries of the WG ● D1 : Proposal for a EU council recommendation - for a mandate for ECC to identify additional spectrum for public protection and safety - to develop a harmonized and interoperable solution enabling data mobile communication in mission critical situations ● D2 : Develop a report - Overview of the current situation (all, framework given by France) - Feedback from current experiments; list of requirements (Netherlands) - Proposal for typical radio procedures for cross border cooperation (Spain, Portugal) - Medium and long term operational needs, and assessment of amount of additional spectrum (Czech Rep., UK) ● D3 : Request for funding an int’l roaming solution (Tetra / Tetra and Tetrapol / Tetrapol) ● + Liaise with RSPG, ECC/FM38, ETSI

28 28 SG/DSIC Technical issues ● Additional frequency requirement - Current spectrum allocation is not sufficient for high speed date in most countries  Identify additional spectrum on a European basis  Digital dividend unique opportunity ● Technology convergence  create native interoperability and roaming capabilities  action towards standardization bodies  address future communication requirements, including high speed data communication

29 29 SG/DSIC Operational needs public security and safety applications ● Existing applications + - Video (down and upload of videocameras) - Photo broadcast - Extensive geolocation - Passport and biometric checks - Web applications - Full - Transfer of medical information - Improved data transfer (with maps, pictures) - Air downloads for software upgrades - …  Ability to move the office applications into the field

30 30 SG/DSIC Operational needs public security and safety applications ● These applications cannot be fully satisfied by the current PMR technology ● It’s a reality, not a long term speculation over operational needs - Example : ● Mobile cameras are being deployed ● Expectations on fire management (civil safety,…) ● … ● The interoperability requirements for these applications are the same as for current application : ie, full int’l roaming

31 31 SG/DSIC Operational needs Resilience / Disponibility / Security ● Ciphering and encryption ● Mission critical communication - Availability of resources under all circumstances  operational even when public networks are congested - Resilience  Ability to work in crisis situation (major electrical disruption, transmission network failures,…) When all public communication infrastructure are out of order, the radiocom network should be kept operational

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