Critical Broadband

TCCA CCBG plenary #16 participants, Espoo, Finland 26102017

Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG) has been set to drive 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 CCBG also works with the TCCA’s Spectrum Group and PSC-Europe to lobby for appropriate harmonised spectrum in which to deploy critical broadband services and applications.

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 – [email protected]
Vice Chairman  Emmanuelle Villebrun – [email protected]

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

Next CCBG meeting

Date and venue: During week 15 (9-13. April), Stockholm/Kista, Sweden

Last CCBG meeting

Date and venue: 25-27 October, Nokia campus, Espoo, Finland
Agenda: draft v7 – updated 22.10.2017 (to be updated)
Input documents: see members area

Latest publications

September 2017 TCCA extend Critical Communications Broadband collaboration with Broadband Industry Group (BIG). The approved BIG Terms of Reference v.1.0, 20.9.2017
August 2017 CCBG chairman interview for TETRA Today: Uniting to secure critical communications’ future
March 2017 TCCA White paper: 4G and 5G for public safety – technology options (pdf)
February 2017 TCCA White paper: Hybrid Study – A discussion on the use of commercial and dedicated networks for delivering Mission Critical Mobile Broadband Services (pdf)

October 2016 TCCA Position paper: TCCA PMR Spectrum position (pdf)
August 2016 TCCA White paper TETRA DMO and LTE ProSe compared by P3 (pdf).  Tony Gray brief on the paper (video)
July 2016 TCCA White paper: A review of the Spectrum Status for Broadband PPDR in Europe (pdf)

Critical communications in 3GPP – videos

December 2016 3GPP SA Chairman Erik Gutmann interviewed by Adrian Scrase, ETSI CTO on Systems and Service achievements in 3GPP Release 14. View the video

May 2015 3GPP SA Chairman Erik Guttman on the progress of 3GPP Release 13 – in particular the Critical Communications. View the video

May 2015 3GPP CT Chairman Georg Mayer on the 3GPP Release 13 priorities in CT – in particular MCPTT. View the video

May 2015 Tero Pesonen and Phil Kidner talk to Adrian Scrase ETSI May 2015 With Chinese subtitles (download) on Critical Communications and its’ needs. View the video

January 2015 3GPP SA Chairman Balazs Bertenyi and SA 6 Chairman Andrew Howell interviewed by Adrian Scrase, ETSI CTO on the role of newly formed SA6 working group in critical communications. View the video

White paper

March 2017 TCCA White paper: 4G and 5G for public safety – technology options (pdf)
February 2017 TCCA White paper: Hybrid Study – A discussion on the use of commercial and dedicated networks for delivering Mission Critical Mobile Broadband Services (pdf)

August 2016 TCCA White paper: TETRA DMO and LTE ProSe compared by P3 (pdf)
July 2016 TCCA White paper: A review of the Spectrum Status for Broadband PPDR in Europe (pdf)

December 2015 TCCA White paper: Considerations for Government Authorities acquiring Mission Critical Broadband Services (pdf)
December 2105 TCCA White Paper: Study on the relative merits of TETRA, LTE and other Broadband technologies by P3 (pdf)

July 2014 TCCA White paper: What are standards and why are they important ? (pdf)
June 2014 TCCA White paper: TETRA and LTE working together (pdf)

December 2013 TCCA White paper: The Strategic Case for Mission Critical Mobile Broadband (pdf)
December 2013 TCCA White paper: A review of options for delivering Mission Critical Solutions (pdf)
February 2013 TCCA White paper: Mission Critical Mobile Broadband: Practical standardisation and roadmap considerations (pdf). It has also been translated into Chinese View it paper here
January 2o13 Input to EU LEWP-RCEG + PT49: Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) need for dedicated communications by UK, France and the Netherlands

CCBG in the News

August 2017 CCBG chairman Tero Pesonen interview for TETRA Today: Uniting to secure critical communications’ future

December 2014 Radio Resource article Q4 2014 – Finland’s 5 Steps to Critical Broadband (pdf)

July 2013 3GPP White paper

June 2013 LTE World Summit 2013 Tony Gray video interview

January 2013 Telecoms.com interview Tony Gray – LTE has created an opportunity for Critical Communications

October 2012 TETRA Today report Building the case for Critical Broadband