Critical Communications Broadband Group – CCBG

Critical Communications Broadband Group – CCBG

TCCA’s Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG), a Working Group of TCCA, drives the development and adoption of common global mobile broadband standards and solutions for users who operate in a mission critical or business critical environment*.

The aim of the CCBG is to enable all mission critical and business critical users to access their information systems, intranet and internet at broadband speeds using their professional mobile devices wherever they are and whenever they have the need. This broadband capability should meet the specific needs of the user in the same way that critical voice and narrowband data services are currently delivered by technologies such as TETRA, Tetrapol, P25 and others.

*Examples of mission critical and business critical users include the following:

  • Public Safety/PPDR
  • Government entities
  • Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water)
  • Power Generation
  • Petrochemical/Extraction
  • Transport (International and Metropolitan Rail, Metro, Ports, Airports, Buses, Trams  and Taxis)
  • Military/Paramilitary
  • Security
  • Telcos
  • Sporting and leisure complexes

Chairman  Tero Pesonen –

Vice-Chair: Luz Fernández del Rosal

Mission/Vision Statement – adopted 23 April 2012
Terms of Reference CCBG ToRs FINAL (November 2016)

Next CCBG meeting

CCBG#30 – Week 44 2024, Budapest, Hungary, hosted by Pro_M.

See members area for more information.

Previous CCBG meeting

CCBG#29 15-16 April 2024
Input documents: see members area

Cyber Security Workshop

The Cyber Security Workshop took place on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

View the presentations here.

Latest publications

November 2023 – APIs to facilitate Mission Critical client device integration

May 2023 – Definition of Quality of Service, Priority and Pre-emption (QPP) 3GPP mechanisms

April 2022 – White Paper: Mission Critical Broadband Applications

October 2021 – White Paper: Mission Critical Broadband Device Procurement 

All TCCA white papers can be viewed here


3GPP SA6 chair candidate 2024 presentation videos

3GPP SA6 chair candidate presentation video – Jukka Vialen

Critical communications in 3GPP – videos

For the latest videos on critical communications in 3GPP, please see YouTube or Vimeo


CCBG in the News

May 2024 – CCBG chair Tero Pesonen – Can societies depend on 6G? See page 10 in Northern African Wireless Communications

April 2024 – CCBG chair Tero Pesonen on 6G – interview from IWCE with Urgentcomm

April 2024 – CCBG chair Tero Pesonen shares insights on the sector – Edge Middle East

October 2023 – The key elements of a critical communications network – Northern African Wireless Communications

October 2023 – Modernising critical communications – Networking+

May 2023 – On the brink of transformation – 3GPP Highlights

April 2023 – WRC23 – a turning point for safer and more secured societies – African Wireless Communications

March 2023 – On the brink of disasters – the crucial need for PPDR spectrum – Critical Communications Today

February 2023 – Spectrum availability and allocation at WRC23 – podcast – Crit Comms Circle

December 2022 – Please meet CCBG Chair Tero Pesonen – African Wireless

December 2022 – Making a controlled leap to the next level – 3GPP Highlights

November 2022 – Speaking with a united voice – Critical Communications Today

June 2022 – Critical broadband devices: points to consider in the procurement process – Critical Communications

April 2022 – An overview of the work of CCBG – Radio Resource International

March 2022 – Ready for a big year – Critical Communications Today

March 2022 – Critical communications broadband device procurement process –

February 2022 – Industry transformation and MNO strategies – CritComms Circle

December 2021 – ETSI CTO discusses details of 3GPP Release 18 – Radio Resource International

November 2021 – Cybersecurity – new ways, new vigilance – Critical Communications Today

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