January 20, 2020
We are delighted to announce the publication of two reports on Critical Communications IoT jointly drafted by PSCE and GSMA.
This document brings together a number of Internet of Things concepts from a mission critical communications perspective, specifically on public safety, and illustrates how IoT can be used in real-world scenarios to help solve problems. This document is targeted at network operators and network and device equipment vendors. The document may also be useful for the public safety community to understand how IoT can be utilized for their own purposes.
The document presents an overview of IoT from a critical communications perspective, encompassing public safety as well as business critical use, including a definition of the three main phases of emergency management. The document also covers the 4G and 5G network attributes and parameters required to facilitate efficient critical communications IoT via a number of sample use cases. The use cases are presented in terms of their emergency management phase and include a brief summary of each scenario. In addition, the actors, data types and network attributes associated with each scenario are also detailed in order to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the use of IoT technology in the area of critical communications. This is a technical document, intended to be used by network operators and network and device equipment vendors. The document may also be useful for the public safety community to understand how IoT can be employed for their own purposes.