700MHz spectrum requirements for Canadian public safety interoperable mobile broadband data communications

Évaluation technique des besoins de la fréquence de 700 MHz réservée à la sécurité publique pour la transmission mobile à large bande de données

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Authors
  1. Lucente, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Martello Defense Security Consultants, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
Abstract
In response to a request for technical advice by Public Safety Canada on behalf of national public safety stakeholders, the Centre for Security Science conducted a technical assessment of the 700 MHz spectrum requirements for broadband mobile data communications for public safety and security. The impetus to this assessment relates to the upcoming Industry Canada call for consultation SMSE-018-10. The goal was to determine how much spectrum is required to meet the needs of the public safety community for mobile broadband wireless data communications within a 20-year time frame. The data demand for recurring emergency situations was modeled through an interactive process with active participation from Canadian public safety stakeholders. In addition, the capabilities of LTE technology to support the data demands were also modeled. The results show that the amount of bandwidth required to satisfy the needs of public safety is greater than 20MHz in the near-to-mid term, and likely to also exceed 20MHz in the long term, despite advances in technology. This result is based on an analysis that applies relatively conservative estimates for the growth in demand for mobile data communications for public safety and security applications, and relatively aggressive estimates for the rate of technological improvement of spectrum efficiency projected into the future.

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Keywords
Emergency Planning;Communication;Interoperability;Mega-Herz;Broadband Communicatio
Report Number
DRDC-CSS-CR-2011-01 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Feb 2011
Number of Pages
67
DSTKIM No
CA035449
CANDIS No
535072
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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