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Innovation and mission-critical communication services


Thanks to social media, broadband communication networks are a well-established part of our daily lives. But in safety-critical environments, the stakes are much higher and every change must be managed carefully. In Frequentis’ capable hands, mission-critical services for broadband communication networks are coming to life. We are taking a truly holistic approach, building a vision of how these innovations will work from applications on devices on the ground, to application servers as the backend on top of a regular broadband network, to the integration of control rooms. Throughout, we are considering how to smoothen the transition for our customers, helping them take full advantage of new capabilities while minimising risks.

shaping the mission critical broadband communications of the future



First responders everywhere are under pressure to react faster to emergencies with the same or declining resources. Extreme weather conditions are leading to more major catastrophes, increasing the demand on emergency services. Frequentis is leading efforts to optimise operations and workflows, so that these organisations can improve their response to emergency situations with the resources at hand.

At Frequentis, we believe that highly available public broadband networks could change the paradigm for operation of mission-critical services. By evolving mission operations, we can enable better situational awareness for incident operators. Additionally, interoperable pan-European broadband communication systems could help with international and interdomain responses to major natural catastrophes such as a large forest fires, flooding or landslides; boost international cooperation (for example in a cross-border criminal chase); and support the creation of a pan-European first aid system – all without manual integration for communication within international and interdomain Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) teams. Instead, missions could be set up in real time, as required, all chains of command could be updated with automatic notification of local reinforcements, and conversations could continue seamlessly across borders. This will improve cooperation and sharing of resources on both national and European levels



As leader of one of three consortiums competing in the BroadWay Initiative, the BroadPort Consortium assembling 13 organisations origination from 5 EU member states, Frequentis has demonstrated in a prototype solution set across four different countries that the operational mobility PPDR responders across Europe can become a reality soon: National mission-critical mobile broadband networks (private setup or based on public commercial ones alike or on Satellite backhaul) communication can act as one give responders the freedom to work like home focus on their tasks at hand no matter where they are. Together with partners and suppliers, Frequentis’ Consortium pursues that this innovative next-generation mission-critical solution comes to operation for the first responder community by providing a flexible, deployment-ready, fully standardised system that provides real-life experience of mobility scenarios.

This is the prototype developed by the Frequentis-led consortium as part of the BroadWay project:



MissionX is an integrated, end-to-end solution based on Mission Critical Services (MCS/MCX) as defined by 3GPP, which reliably ensures safety-critical multimedia communication over public, dedicated and hybrid standardised 4G/5G mobile networks provided by various network operators.



Based on standard 4G/5G mobile networks, multimedia safety-critical data services will support crucial features, such as situational awareness, position tracking, distribution of images or live video streams. Multimedia can be received and shared securely by first responders from any authority thanks to MissionX providing high-level interoperability, connecting even with third-party systems. MissionX has the potential to provide efficient support to decision-making processes in the field as well as in control centres during an incident.

For high-priority, interoperable, reliable and secure data exchange over standard 4G/5G mobile networks, MissionX implements the international standards of 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project), an international association for the standardisation of mobile communications systems. The 3GPP-defined Mission Critical Services include applications such as “Mission Critical Push-to-Talk“ (MCPTT), “Mission Critical Video“ (MCVideo), “Data“ (MCData) and all required management services (MCX). MissionX also enables InterWorking with TETRA, and supports all TETRA-Vendors.


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