Communication can be interrupted by minutes, seconds, or even milliseconds, which could eventually have substantial consequences to business operations or serious public safety implications. For such use cases, there is an increasing demand for business and mission-critical communications broadband. There arises the need for fast and reliable communication which is of paramount importance. To meet this requirement, service providers must provide the highest level of availability, reliability, and security. Communication can be interrupted by minutes, seconds, or even milliseconds, which could eventually have substantial consequences to business operations or serious public safety implications.
Ericsson launched a critical communications broadband portfolio for service providers which allow them to meet industry and public security agencies’ business-critical and mission-critical needs as land mobile radio (LMR) communications digitalization and modernization increases. By addressing new segments with LTE/5G networks, the company sees growth opportunities for service providers and government operators. Ericsson’s critical broadband portfolio will empower the clients to efficiently defend critical communications needs from sectors such as energy and utilities, public safety, transportation, and manufacturing. The portfolio, which Ericsson states are compliant with 3GPP Release 13 (and for some functionality meet 3GPP Release 14 and 15), includes three offers: critical network capabilities, critical broadband applications, and flexible deployments for both local private networks and national mission critical long term evolution (LTE) networks. Critical network capabilities include network security capabilities to ensure that even when the infrastructure is under attack, network services are maintained. And finally, during high load and congestion, quality of service, priority, and preemption all guarantee latency performance and capability requirements. Critical broadband applications cover Ericsson group radio providing mission-critical push to talk, video, and data services. For example, this will allow blue light staff such as police to be more efficient in providing community services requiring advanced mobile broadband. Flexible private network deployments of the company range from fully dedicated networks to network slicing, enabling service providers to deliver scalable, critical broadband network solutions and services to critical industries. Ericsson also offers private network managed services with AI and automation based solutions which predict and prevent events while reducing OPEX. These solutions allow service providers to reduce onboard and time to market new industries while securing critical service level agreements.
Critical broadband enables industries to increase productivity and safety of the workforce, massive onboarding of devices and sensors, real-time location of assets and equipment, and data collection to boost equipment and staff performance, and avoid downtime.