Telstra and Motorola Solutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to further develop public safety broadband solutions based on the LTE Advanced Network for Emergency Services (LANES). Both companies are also working together to expand Telstra's range of applications and devices for emergency use.
Motorola said that the Enhanced LANES solution is designed to provide dedicated, priority broadband data access to emergency services during a large scale incident and ensure that critical information can be shared in real time with and between emergency service operatives who need to make quick and accurate decisions in the field. The solution uses dedicated spectrum resources augmented with prioritisation on Telstra’s existing spectrum holdings to deliver services. Both companies have previously worked together in 2013 to build the Queensland Government Wireless Network.
LANES’ first real world trial will be during the G20 Summit in Brisbane next month, with Telstra working closely with the Queensland State Government to demonstrate its capabilities during the high profile event.