Together with its partners, Airbus has successfully concluded the French project LTE4PMR (Long Term Evolution for Professional Mobile Radio) and developed a secure broadband communication solution for public safety users in France.
Transmitting Encrypted Multimedia
A demonstration using realistic conditions had recently taken place in the National Training Centre of the French Gendarmerie Nationale in Saint-Astier, near the city of Périgueux in South-western France. The LTE4PMR solution proved that police officers can transmit encrypted multimedia information through the new LTE system using the Airbus collaboration tool Tactilon Agnet, which allows the exchange of data, videos and photos.
The LTE4PMR project’s goal was to develop a mission-critical broadband communication solution
“Together with our partners, we progressed in developing the next-generation communication solutions for professionals. France is at the forefront of the global quest for such solutions, which include multimedia information on top of secure voice communication,” says Eric Davalo, Head of Strategic Development for Secure Land Communications at Airbus.
Mission-Critical Broadband Communication
The research and development consortium LTE4PMR consisted of French telecommunication companies and universities: the Institut Mines-Télécom – a public institution in France dedicated to research in the fields of engineering, digitalization and innovation – contributed to modelling and theoretical studies; Nokia helped to establish the communication infrastructure for LTE4PMR; Sequans Communications supplied and integrated the LTE4PMR chipset and services.
The Long Term Evolution for Professional Mobile Radio (LTE4PMR) project’s goal was to develop a mission-critical broadband communication solution that meets the demands of the public safety departments and services sector, including the police, firefighters and paramedics. LTE4PMR, with a total budget of around 51 million euros, was partly funded by the French authorities, through the French Banque Publique d’Investissement (BPI) and the French Programmes d’Investissement d’Avenir.