Huawei launches eLTE Multimedia Critical Communications System

For Comprehensive Awareness, Multi-Service Collaboration and Dispatching Everywhere and Anywhere

[Berlin, Germany, May 16, 2018] Huawei launched its eLTE Multimedia Critical Communications System (eLTE MCCS) today at Critical Communications World 2018. eLTE MCCS is an end-to-end solution equipped with ultra-reliable multimedia communications capabilities tailored for the public safety sector. Bringing together platforms, networks and terminals to achieve comprehensive awareness of situations, multi-service collaboration and capabilities in dispatching anywhere as required, Huawei envisions that this solution will “help the public safety sector make every corner of our world a safer place to live in”.

The Launch Ceremony of eLTE MCCS at CCW

Dynamic development of ICT technologies supporting multimedia functions such as the transmission of voice, images and video, and real-time global positioning, across a wide array of mobile apps has transformed the way people live through their smartphones and wireless technologies by making everyday activities such as shopping, dining, commuting and even accommodation arrangements more convenient than ever. But even as society as a whole has become more efficient that way, specialized domains such as public safety have lagged in the development of technology and apps, as they continue to rely on narrowband networks that essentially provide little more than voice, thus limiting the response time, efficiency and decision-making precision in city management, incident management, emergency response and disaster relief.

eLTE MCCS enables the creation of a unified service and closing of technological gaps by interconnecting different narrowband systems, video surveillance systems and GIS systems through a mobile service convergence platform. This platform would enable gradual phasing out of existing narrowband networks and upgrading to new networks while maintaining the provision of services and protecting the investments customers have already made in the narrowband networks.

In consideration of the different conditions customers operate under, eLTE MCCS provides differentiated network products that meet different standards such as those by 3GPP, ITU and MulteFire. The solution also encompasses various series of terminals and equipment designed to be used for voice and video by individuals and on cars, motorbikes and others, covering the diverse scenarios in the public safety sector.

Eric Sun, President of Enterprise Wireless Business at Huwei, said eLTE MCCS has added value to services on three levels through its scenario-based design of platforms, networks and terminals:

  • Dispatching Anywhere: eLTE MCCS provides ubiquitous multimedia dispatching of voice, video and data, which allows streamlining of the last kilometer in police cloud operations, enabling smart policing, and the agile use of resources such as police cloud video and data.
  • Comprehensive Awareness: Product series that include equipment used by individual police officers, vehicle-mounted equipment, mobile control cameras, drones, IoT sensors and others help to achieve comprehensive awareness of situations and a system of safeguards comprising voice, video and data. Synergizing the mobile video cloud, fixed video cloud and public social networks allows prediction of safety hazards rather than mere prevention, increases deterrence, raises efficiency and provides trustable multimedia evidence for law enforcement.
  • Multi-Service Collaboration: The solution makes smooth connections among public communications networks and current narrowband trunking systems (such as P25/Tetra/DMR) possible, safeguards installed base assets and allows convergence of data across different networks. With eLTE MCCS, data no longer has to be exchanged between officers repeatedly; instead, a one-off exchange with the system will suffice. This simplifies the work of the police and raises the efficiency of collaboration.

As of the fourth quarter of 2017, Huawei cemented its position as the number one player in private broadband networks with its eLTE critical communications solution successfully deployed on 233 public safety broadband networks worldwide.

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