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Public Safety Communications: Networks, Services, and Devices for First Responders

First responder communications continues its steady transition to all-digital voice and data connections led by TETRA and APCO P25 technologies. TETRA is the dominant standard chosen by public safety agencies in nearly all regions except for North America where P25 technologies dominate. Regulations, spectrum access, and funding continue as the foundational drivers for adoption regardless of region. Motorola's leadership affects the competitive environment in all regions and across all products.

However the market is evolving. More companies are offering P25 equipment. TETRA suppliers are aggressively pursuing new regional markets as Western European markets saturate. The first responder community is waking up to the possibilities of broadband data services encouraged by the FCC in the United States advocating LTE for next generation public safety broadband communications. Partnerships are forming to pursue broadband public safety RFPs as well as to take on Motorola for large projects. Public funding sources are in question given all the money allocated to sustain an economic recovery after the 2009 worldwide recession.

What does this all mean for adoption of digital communications by public safety agencies? In this study, first responder communications are examined across markets served by TETRA, P25, Tetrapol and 4.9 MHz spectrum band technologies. Forecasts are offered for radio terminal deployments across these four technology areas as well as base station deployments for TETRA and P25 markets. Market share analysis is provided for both radio terminals and base stations. Also included in the report is an in-depth review of the key market drivers as well as analysis of over 25 companies and organizations serving first responders.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. Market Conditions
    • 1.2. Digital Technologies
    • 1.3. Technology and Market Adoption Drivers
      • 1.3.1. Drivers for P25 Technology Adoption
      • 1.3.2. Drivers for TETRA Technology Adoption
      • 1.3.3. Broadband Technologies
    • 1.4. Forecasts
      • 1.4.1. Radios
      • 1.4.2. Base Stations
      • 1.4.3. Market Share
  • 2. Technology Overview
    • 2.1. Conventional Radio Systems
    • 2.2. Trunked Radio Systems
    • 2.3. Hybrid Conventional and Trunking Systems
    • 2.4. iDEN (Push-to-Talk)
    • 2.5. MPT1327
    • 2.6. Digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMR) and NXDN
    • 2.7. Project 25
      • 2.7.1. P25 Open Interfaces
      • 2.7.2. P25 Compliance
      • 2.7.3. P25 Evolution Phases
    • 2.8. Tetrapol
    • 2.9. TETRA
      • 2.9.1. Release 1 - The Birth of TETRA
      • 2.9.2. TETRA Release 2
      • 2.9.3. TETRA Security
    • 2.10. Project MESA
    • 2.11. Broadband Wireless Systems
      • 2.11.1. FCC 4.9 GHz Public Safety Band
      • 2.11.2. WLAN
      • 2.11.3. Point-to-Point
      • 2.11.4. Point-to-Multipoint
      • 2.11.5. Mesh Topologies
    • 2.12. Technology Comparison
  • 3. Market Trends
    • 3.1. Regulatory Approval and Spectrum Identification
      • 3.1.1. TETRA
      • 3.1.2. P25
      • 3.1.3. LTE and 700 MHz
    • 3.2. Grants and Funding
      • 3.2.1. Stimulus Funds
      • 3.2.2. United States
    • 3.3. Market Requirements
      • 3.3.1. APCO Project 25 Adoption
      • 3.3.2. TETRA Adoption
      • 3.3.3. Tetrapol Adoption
      • 3.3.4. 4.9 GHz Public Safety Wireless Network Adoption
    • 3.4. Worldwide Market Trends
      • 3.4.1. Outsourcing of IT and Managed Services
      • 3.4.2. Partnerships - Customers and Suppliers
      • 3.4.3. Major World Events
      • 3.4.4. Data Application Development
      • 3.4.5. Industrial Systems Integration
      • 3.4.6. Citizenry Participation in Public Safety
      • 3.4.7. Recession Impacts
  • 4. Market Forecasts
    • 4.1. Methodology and Assumptions
    • 4.2. Radio Shipments by Region
      • 4.2.1. Western Europe
      • 4.2.2. Eastern Europe
      • 4.2.3. Asia-Pacific
      • 4.2.4. Middle East
      • 4.2.5. Africa
      • 4.2.6. North America
      • 4.2.7. South America
      • 4.2.8. Regional Opportunities
    • 4.3. Radio Shipments by Type - World Forecasts
    • 4.4. Radio Revenue by Region
    • 4.5. Radio Revenue by Type
    • 4.6. Base Stations - World Forecasts
      • 4.6.1. Base Station Shipments by Type by Region
      • 4.6.2. Base Station Shipments by Region
      • 4.6.3. Base Station Revenue by Type by Region
      • 4.6.4. Base Station Revenue by Region
    • 4.7. Vendor Market Share
      • 4.7.1. Project 25 Radios
      • 4.7.2. Tetrapol Radios
      • 4.7.3. TETRA Radios
      • 4.7.4. Top Vendors - Radios: 2009
      • 4.7.5. Vendor Market Share - Base Stations: 2009
      • 4.7.6. Top Vendors - Radios and Base Stations: 2009
  • 5. Company Profiles
    • 5.1. Aeroflex
    • 5.2. Airaya Corp
    • 5.3. Airspan Networks
    • 5.4. Cisco Systems
    • 5.5. EADS
    • 5.6. EFJohnson Technologies
    • 5.7. Ericsson
    • 5.8. Etherstack
    • 5.9. Firetide, Inc
    • 5.10. Harris Corp
    • 5.11. Icom America
    • 5.12. JPS Communications
    • 5.13. Kenwood USA
    • 5.14. Motorola
    • 5.15. Proxim Wireless
    • 5.16. Relm Wireless
    • 5.17. Selex Communications
    • 5.18. Sepura plc
    • 5.19. Software Radio Technology plc
    • 5.20. SRI International
    • 5.21. Tait Radio Communications
    • 5.22. Teltronic
    • 5.23. Thales Communications
    • 5.24. Vertex Standard Co, Ltd
    • 5.25. Zetron, Inc
    • 5.26. Standards Associations
      • 5.26.1. Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG)
      • 5.26.2. TETRA Association
  • 6. Company Directory
  • 7. Acronyms
  • Table 1-1, Radio Shipments by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2008 to 2015

Charts

  1. Radio Shipments
  2. Base Station Shipments - TETRA & P25
  3. Top Vendor Revenue Market Share, Radios & Base Stations, All Technologies, World Markets: 2009

Figures

  1. dPMR Block Diagram
  2. Project 25 Suite of Standards, Interface Definition
  3. Tetrapol PAS Parts Description
  4. TETRA Standard Interfaces
  5. TAPS Architecture and Interfaces
  6. TEDS RF Channel Bandwidths and Data Rates
  7. WAN Performance Technology Comparison
  8. Project MESA Scenario Classes
  9. Depiction of Wireless Mesh Network Deployment for Public Safety
  10. China's 4 Trillion Yuan Stimulus Package
  11. Countries with P25 Interoperable Equipment or Networks
  12. Installed Systems by Sector
  13. Installed Systems by Region
  14. Multi-Vendor TETRA Deployments, September 2008
  15. Harris Corp VIDA Network Diagram
  16. Motorola Products by Solution Description
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  • Publish Date 3Q 2010
  • Research Type Research Report Report
  • Code RR-1ST-10
  • Pages 118
  • Tables 27
  • Charts 30
  • Figures 16
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