TCCA (The Critical Communications Association) and PMeV – Netzwerk Sichere Kommunikation (German Association and Network for Critical Communications) have agreed to cooperate on the development of a guide for connecting Control Rooms to mission critical services (MCX) in 4G/5G networks.
A number of international control center operators are also participating in this project.
“There is a vital need for guidance in the application of 3GPP standards to the connection of control rooms to critical broadband services and networks,” said Tony Gray, TCCA Chief Executive. “This cooperation will develop an Implementation Guide for Control Rooms agreed by the 65 participants in TCCA’s Control Room Workshop earlier this year. The core thesis of this document is that only an internationally agreed solution based on global standards is economically attractive, future-oriented and permits interoperability.”
“The connection of control centers is highly important for mission- and safety-critical broadband applications in order to meet the increasing demand for broadband services in mission-critical 4G/5G networks,” said Bernhard Klinger, Chairman of the PMeV Board of Management. “PMeV represents the German interest in mission-critical communication standardization and will contribute to the international developments in this area.”
TCCA represents all standard mobile critical communications technologies and complementary applications. TCCA members are drawn from end users, operators and industry across the globe. It maintains and enhances the TETRA Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) standard and drives development of common global mobile standards for critical broadband.
PMeV is a network of experts for mission- and safety-critical communication solutions in mobile professional applications. Its members include manufacturers, system providers and application houses, network operators, users, consultants as well as further specialists and experts.