Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network
Public Safety Broadband Stakeholders Conference
The June FirstNet Board of Directors Meeting will be at the conference hotel the morning of June 4, and will be webcast live into the PSCR Conference Room. Following the Board Meeting, the Stakeholder Conference will kick-off with a keynote address from FirstNet Chairman Sam Ginn.
Register Early; Registration is Limited
With sponsorship from NIST, NTIA, and DHS/OIC, the PSCR program—a joint effort between NIST/OLES and NTIA/ITS—has built a 700-MHz Band 14 PSBB Demonstration Network it operates to provide manufacturers and first responders a location for early deployment of their systems in a multi-vendor, neutral, host environment.
PSCR’s PSBB Demonstration Network provides a central and independent test bed/laboratory to help public safety understand 3GPP Band 14 LTE. Our Demonstration Network offers an objective forum for public safety to test and verify new capabilities.
Once a stakeholder’s CRADA has been executed, the Demonstration Network has three major stages for stakeholder participation.
|1||Create Network Test Plans — With stakeholder input, PSCR creates common test plans for all vendors and a common network deployment and coverage scheme.||Phase 1 test plans have been developed for Macro Cell and Small Cell basic functionality. Phase 2 test plans are on indefinite hold.|
|2||Deploy Network Equipment — 1) Equipment is scheduled for delivery to site locations. 2) Coverage, network planning, site preparation is completed. 3) Systems are installed and commissioned.||Stage 2 has been completed by several vendors.|
|3||Execute Network Test Plans and Demonstrate Network — Test plan execution takes place. This may be staggered into sub-phases as equipment and features become available. Network is available to perform system level testing and demonstrations.||Stage 3 has been completed by several vendors.|
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH
Receive updates on testing and events communicating progress for the Demonstration Network we are hosting to provide manufacturers a location (view a Google Earth flyover) for early deployment and evaluation of their systems in a multi-vendor environment.
✔ Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network Testing
✔ Network Identifier Guidelines Posted for the Public Safety 700 MHz Demonstration Network
» The PSCR program has posted network identifier guidelines with the intent of replicating the network identifier architecture required for a nationwide public safety network.
✔ Demonstration Network Stakeholder Meetings
» 2010 – 2012 — Highlights, agenda, acronyms, and slide decks.
✔ National Broadband Plan and the Demonstration Network
» March 16, 2010 — The National Broadband Plan calls for ERIC to collaborate with PSCR on research, development, testing, evaluation, and standards with both the public safety community and industry.
✔ Google Earth Flyover of the Demonstration Network
» Watch a Google Earth flyover of the demonstration network.
✔ Formal Participation Information for the Demonstration Network
» March 3, 2010 — Federal Register (Volume 75, Number 41).
✔ Announcement of the Demonstration Network
» December 15, 2009 — “Public Safety 700-MHz Broadband Demonstration Network,” NIST Tech Beat.
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For more information, contact: Emil Olbrich