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William E. Ott EMS Summit August 25, 2006 Evolving Communications Technology.

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1 William E. Ott EMS Summit August 25, 2006 Evolving Communications Technology

2 Current Issues 800 megahertz rebanding 800 megahertz rebanding Cyren Call Public Safety Proposal Cyren Call Public Safety Proposal Contingency communications Contingency communications Voice over Internet Protocol Voice over Internet Protocol Wireless Priority Wireless Priority

3 What is Rebanding ? It is changing the operational frequencies of the 800 MHz radio systems “Nationwide” to another portion of the frequency spectrum. It is changing the operational frequencies of the 800 MHz radio systems “Nationwide” to another portion of the frequency spectrum. Who decided to do this? Who decided to do this? The FCC implemented this plan after 2-1/2 years of research and input from industry and public safety The FCC implemented this plan after 2-1/2 years of research and input from industry and public safety This is a compromise plan which was driven by public safety This is a compromise plan which was driven by public safety

4 Upper 700 MHz Commercial General Category Interleaved Spectrum ESMR (Upper 200) Base Station Transmit Frequencies (in MHz) Mobile and Control Station Transmit Frequencies (in MHz) NPSPAC (Public Safety) NPSPAC - 6 MHz kHz spacing 5 25 kHz spacing 5 Mutual Aid Channels ESMR/Upper 200 – 10 MHz 200 Channels Licensed by EA Non EA incumbents are currently undergoing mandatory relocation General Category -7.5 MHz 150 Channels Licensed by EA Blocks of 25 channels (SMR) Some Incumbent Operators Remain Interleaved Spectrum MHz 250 Channels 80 SMR Channels (Licensed by EA, Some Incumbent Operators Remain) 70 Public Safety Channels 50 Business Channels 50 Industrial Land Transportation Channels Cellular 700 MHz Public Safety (Base) 700 MHz Public Safety (Mobile) ATG AC DDCABB A ABB 800 MHz Band Upper 700 MHz Commercial † † 700 MHz Commercial and 700 MHz Guard Band do not have specified Base and Mobile channels = 700 MHz Guard Band † 894 Mobile Base Upper 700 MHz Commercial † TODAY

5 Base Station Transmit Frequencies (in MHz) *No public safety system will be required to remain in or relocate to the Expansion Band; although they may do so if they choose. **No public safety or CII licensee may be involuntarily relocated to occupy the Guard Band. NPSPAC 809 NPSPAC (Public Safety) ESMR Public Safety B/ILT Non-Cellular SMR Expansion Band* Guard Band** Cellular 700 MHz Public Safety (Base) 700 MHz Public Safety (Mobile) ATG AC DDCABB A ABB 800 MHz Band Mobile and Control Station Transmit Frequencies (in MHz) Upper 700 MHz Commercial † † 700 MHz Commercial and 700 MHz Guard Band do not have specified Base and Mobile channels = 700 MHz Guard Band † Mobile Base Upper 700 MHz Commercial † 851 AFTER REBANDING

6 What the Re-banding Plan Does What the Re-banding Plan Does It will move users to another portion of the 800 MHz frequency band. It will move users to another portion of the 800 MHz frequency band. Who pays for the costs? Sprint/Nextel Pays for the Move costs, reprogramming infrastructure, replacement user radios, legal expenses, licensing and coordination. Who pays for the costs? Sprint/Nextel Pays for the Move costs, reprogramming infrastructure, replacement user radios, legal expenses, licensing and coordination. Timing of the move: Projected at 36 months. Timing of the move: Projected at 36 months. Transition Administrator (TA) is in place to monitor the process for FCC, Sprint/Nextel and Users. Transition Administrator (TA) is in place to monitor the process for FCC, Sprint/Nextel and Users. TA is the mediator between Sprint/Nextel and the Licensee TA is the mediator between Sprint/Nextel and the Licensee

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8 Benefits of the Move Reduction or elimination of interference issues currently taking place. Reduction or elimination of interference issues currently taking place. Places a “Guard band” between the frequency blocks—future protection against possible interference. Places a “Guard band” between the frequency blocks—future protection against possible interference. Provides an additional 4-1/2 MHz of spectrum to public safety users. Provides an additional 4-1/2 MHz of spectrum to public safety users. Moves the two public safety blocks of 700 MHz and 800 MHz frequencies next to each other—enhances future. development of public safety systems and products. Puts public safety services in one contiguous band. Moves the two public safety blocks of 700 MHz and 800 MHz frequencies next to each other—enhances future. development of public safety systems and products. Puts public safety services in one contiguous band.

9 What Rebanding won’t Do Change the coverage. Change the coverage. Eliminate any features or communications capabilities. Eliminate any features or communications capabilities. Change Dispatch capabilities or connectivity. Change Dispatch capabilities or connectivity. Cause the system to wear out any sooner. Cause the system to wear out any sooner. Cause major outages while the change takes place. Cause major outages while the change takes place. Change Events, Ops or Regional Channels. Change Events, Ops or Regional Channels. It simply “moves the frequencies we use today to a lower portion of the frequency spectrum away from commercial users”. It simply “moves the frequencies we use today to a lower portion of the frequency spectrum away from commercial users”.

10 Motorola Units to-Reprogram or Replace Reprogram: -Motorola -Motorola XTS 5000 XTS 2500 XTS 1500 XTS 3000 MCS 2000 MTS 2000 Astro Saber 1MB Astro Spectra (>95) VRM & PRM (Data Radios) Replace : -Motorola Spectra & Spectra E Saber SL STX Gemini Plus MTX 820 Maxtrac LCS, LTS 2000 MTS (256K) Astro Saber (512K) Astro Spectra (<96)

11 EF Johnson Radios to Reprogram or Replace Reprogram Reprogram –5100 Series –5300 Series Replace Models Replace Models –8585 –8560 –8750 –7780 –9880

12 XTS 2500 RB XTL 1500 RB XTL 2500 RB XTS1500 RB PORTABLES MOBILES Motorola Replacement Products

13 EF Johnson Rebanded Radios 5100 Series Portables 5300 Series Mobiles

14 Rebanding Information FCC: configuration/index2.html FCC: configuration/index2.html configuration/index2.html configuration/index2.html TA web site: TA web site: APCO Website: APCO Website: UCAN website: UCAN website:

15 Cyren Call Proposal Public Safety Broadband trust Public Safety Broadband trust Paid for by commercial users Paid for by commercial users Public safety has 25% dedicated space Public safety has 25% dedicated space Public safety has priority to increase bandwidth as needed for events Public safety has priority to increase bandwidth as needed for events Costs to public safety for be a couple orders of magnitude less than current systems Costs to public safety for be a couple orders of magnitude less than current systems

16 Contingency Communications Common off the shelf (COTS) Packet switched Mesh Common off the shelf (COTS) Packet switched Mesh Voice over IP (VoIP) Voice over IP (VoIP) GMRS / FRS / Amateur GMRS / FRS / Amateur Narrowband Narrowband Broadband Broadband Cellular Cellular Satellite Satellite

17 VoIP Vonage Vonage BroadVoice BroadVoice SIPS ~ Asterisk SIPS ~ Asterisk Point to Point Point to Point Security Security

18 Wireless Priority National Communications Service National Communications Service

19 Government Emergency Telephony Service (GETS)

20 Questions? William E. Ott


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