Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) – Network architecture description


  1. Fournier, J.
  2. Lucente, C.
  3. Skidmore, D.
  4. Samson, L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN)
This Scientific Report provides guidance on possible architectures for the Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) initiative in Canada. The architecture considers Service Delivery Model (SDM) concepts and 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Long Term Evolution (LTE), and is supplemented by various other technologies that, in its ensemble, forms the PSBN. The described architectures contained herein are intended to provide Science and Technology (S&T) advice to those ultimately responsible for the implementation of the PSBN in Canada, and the decision to consider the contents of this Scientific Report rests with them. This report is a revision of the initial PSBN architecture that was developed in 2013. It has been expanded beyond the network aspects and now includes additional architectural aspects for mission critical communication services, machine type communications, better known as Internet of Things (IoT), operations support, business support, telecommunications management, PSBN planning and service architecture. The information and views that are contained in this document are those of the authors and are only intended as guidance to the implementers of the PSBN.

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Wireless;Broadband;Long Term Evolution (LTE);Communications Networks;Public Safety Communications;700 MHz;Situational Awarenes;Network Architecture and Design
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2018-R236 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2019
Number of Pages
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