IEEE Access Special Section Editorial

Mission Critical Public-Safety Communications: Architectures, Enabling Technologies, and Future Applications

Zeeshan Kaleem, Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Muhammad Ali Imran, Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Abbas Jamalipour, Ejaz Ahmed

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Disaster management organizations such as fire brigades, rescue teams, and emergency medical service providers have a high priority demand to communicate with each other and with the victims by using mission-critical voice and data communications [item 1) in the Appendix]. In recent years, public safety agencies and organizations have started planning to evolve their existing land mobile radio system (LMRS) with long-Term evolution (LTE)-based public safety solutions which provides broadband, ubiquitous, and mission-critical voice and data services. LTE provides high bandwidth and low latency services to the customers using internet protocol-based LTE network. Since mission critical communication services have different demands and priorities for dynamically varying situations for disaster-hit areas, the architecture and the communication technologies of the existing LTE networks need to be upgraded with a system that has the capability to respond efficiently and in a timely manner during critical situations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8589037
Pages (from-to)79258-79262
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


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