Webcast on 700 MHz National Public Safety Broadband Network Technology Infrastructure – Will Reveal Future Business Opportunities
July 26, 2012


City of Ottawa Public Safety Communications Strategies also available for immediate download

Act today and register for the July 31 webcast featuring Claudio Lucente, M.Eng, P.Eng, Senior Technical Advisor - 700Mhz Public Safety Mobile Broadband Network, Centre for Security Science, and download a copy of the June 2012 webcast of the Public Safety Perspectives series featuring Michael Sullivan, Program Director, City of Ottawa Emergency Management as he discusses the City of Ottawa Public Safety Communications Strategies.

700 MHz National Public Safety Broadband Network – Revealing the Architecture Needs and Potential Business Opportunities

On July 31 at 1 PM EST, join co-hosts Steve Palmer, Director Science & Technology Transition, Defence R&D Canada – Centre for Security Science, and CATA's VP Research, Kevin Wennekes in a discussion with Claudio Lucente regarding the technology architecture needs for a national public safety broadband network.

The Canadian government announced in March 2012 that it has set aside some spectrum in the 700 MHz band for public safety broadband. The Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) is leading the process to define the technical requirements for a nation-wide mobile broadband network, which is intended to operate using that spectrum and deliver high speed data services to Canada's public safety community.

Under the guidance and direction of Mr. Lucente, three distinct working groups comprised of private and public sector subject matter experts have been formed and tasked with providing a technology roadmap for the creation of this network. The three groups are looking at Infrastructure, Operations and Technology Standards.

“This initiative is one of the most ambitious national projects in recent history and promises to impact not only on the safety of Canadian communities by enabling emergency responders to more effectively communicate with one another, but holds tremendous potential to grow Canada’s digital economy through the significant technology procurements and acquisitions that will be required to build it,” says Mr. Lucente.

Webcast participants will learn about what CSSP is doing to define the technical requirements and how to participate in future public consultations, discover where the current efforts are leading to, and the areas where Canadian industry can help to realize the goals. The types of technology required to implement this network and possible timelines will also be discussed.

Register today: online

Download City of Ottawa Public Safety Communications Strategy Webcast

Download the June 2012 webcast featuring Michael Sullivan, Program Director, City of Ottawa Emergency Management as he engaged in a broad-ranging conversation on the number of critical public safety initiatives he is heading at both the municipal and federal levels. Along with his role for the City of Ottawa, Mr. Sullivan is also Division Chief for Ottawa Fire Services and Vice Chair for the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group. Since 2010, Michael has been supporting the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) as their lead on the issue of 700 MHz broadband for mission critical public safety data in Canada. He is also the CAFC representative on the Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management (SOREM) Federal/Provincial/Territorial Interoperability Working Group.

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