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Networks for public safety and emergency services have been evolving towards models based on broadband systems that allow the transmission of video services, geolocation, and high-speed images, among others.


  • The different public safety options are not necessarily mutually exclusive; some options may be more suitable for dense urban areas and others for remote areas. Despite hybrid solutions providing flexibility and significant cost savings, few countries have the resources to support them.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the different models adopted by selected countries
  • Assesses the different models that can be adopted for public safety networks

Key questions answered

  • Which network models are suitable for supporting public safety networks?
  • What are different examples of public safety networks?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Despite hybrid solutions providing flexibility and significant cost savings, few countries have the resources to support them
  • The UK’s new emergency services network is facing implementation risks and delays
  • The public-private partnership between FirstNet and AT&T is expected to deliver better quality of service
  • The evolution towards 5G will provide significant benefits for public safety networks


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