Monday, October 23, Austin, TX – Ahead of AfricaCom 2017, Alepo today announced the selection of Parallel Wireless (www.parallelwireless.com) technology to provide LTE-based network-in-a-box for the global public safety market. The announcement is supported with a trial with a first responder network in the Pacific Rim region prone to earthquakes. The fire, police, and ambulance services in the region will benefit greatly from an independent, private network that doesn’t rely on the public communications networks, which can go down or be congested during an emergency.
The combined public safety solution provides an end-to-end, LTE ready, mission-critical network-in-a-box. The solution pairs Alepo’s PCRF and HSS with Parallel Wireless’s RAN hardware, microwave backhaul, HetNet gateway and embedded evolved packet core. As an end-to-end package, the solution yields significant cost-saving benefits, including a ready and rapid deployment, proven interoperability, and ease of daily operations.
According to the latest market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the public safety LTE market is expected to be valued over USD 3 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 25.7% from USD 782.9 million in 2017. As per the report, the government initiatives toward public safety, and the rising demand for unmanned operations and remote surveillance is driving the need for public safety LTE infrastructure and services.
Private LTE network-in-a-box, tailored for emergency services and tactical communication needs, can be transformative for first responders, especially in areas where there is no existing coverage or coverage is spotty. The joint public safety solution can be deployed in various tactical and multi-cast environments, from police station coverage to ad-hoc scenarios in case of emergencies. 4G LTE in public safety gives law enforcement the advantage to access information, stream video, and collaborate in real time. “LTE can allow public safety field personnel to use bandwidth-intensive applications, such as real-time video/CCTV, which narrowband data networks cannot deliver,” said Derrick Gross, Vice President of Business Development at Alepo. “The public safety LTE market is coming out of the infancy stage and has already experienced good growth trajectory in the last few years, which, in our eyes, is a sure sign of an optimistic future.”
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Alepo will be exhibiting at AfricaCom 2017. To schedule a meeting or live demonstration with Alepo at AfricaCom 2017, please complete the form at https://www.alepo.com/news-events/upcoming-events/.
Parallel Wireless is exhibiting at AfricaCom in Booth 33. Please visit: http://www.parallelwireless.com/news-and-events/events/africa-com-2017/ to schedule a meeting.