TCCA forms industry group with LTE and 5G focus
BIG inaugural meeting, September 1, 2017
The TCCA has just beefed up its work to ensure 3GPP-compliant products and services meet the evolving needs of all critical communication industries, including; public safety, transportation, utilities, and mining.
Their Broadband Industry Group (BIG) will be the place where vendors will meet “to accelerate the adoption of broadband critical communications based on latest 3GPP LTE standards”, according to the group’s Chairman - Philippe Agard of Nokia.
Tony Gray, TCCA Chief Executive, emphasised the need for a migratory approach to the evolution from narrowband PMR towards broadband, he said: “With the formation of the BIG, TCCA has provided industry a home to advance critical service based on broadband, including migration to 3GPP LTE and 5G standard technologies. … In parallel, we will continue to recognise the importance of narrowband PMR, and model our broadband activities on the success of those technologies in supporting professional users worldwide.”
- TCCA Press Release: TCCA extends critical communications broadband work with new industry collaboration
- 3GPP News story: Mission Critical Services in 3GPP (June 2017)
TCCA was originally known as the TETRA MoU Association, created to act on behalf of all parties interested in TETRA technology, representing users, manufacturers, application providers, integrators, operators, test houses and telecom agencies.
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