Empowering First Responders with 5G
This white paper from Fibocom explores how 5G is empowering mission-critical communication for first responders.
Mission-critical scenarios range from natural disasters to fire control, law enforcement, and infrastructure repair in emergencies. In all these cases, first responders must be able to rapidly assess and act on vital information to bring order to chaotic situations and handle crises. All while risking their own lives to accomplish their mission.
Critical to the success of these life-saving interventions are interconnected digital technologies and priority network access that provide the lowest latency and highest data capability possible. Though past generations of cellular technology have played an important part in this mission, 5G opens a new frontier in the provision of mission-critical communications and data services.
Meeting Mission-Critical Needs With 5G
With 5G, multimedia and voice communications are massively enhanced, and the breath and depth of real-time video and analytics available to first responders is greatly expanded. As a result, first response teams benefit from a range of new capabilities, including:
- Improved situational awareness
- Superior location services
- On-site analysis using AI and edge computing
- Drone support
- Remote input from experts and colleagues
- Improved resource deployment
- Enhanced collaboration with other public safety agencies
FirstNet and First Responder Demand
In the US, a further driver of demand is the implementation of 5G devices and network capabilities into the core functionality of the FirstNet emergency responder network. FirstNet’s mission encompasses the provision of high-speed, wireless broadband to public safety agencies and first response personnel across the US.
Enhancing Mission-Critical Deployments with 5G Capabilities
5G has the potential to increase the mission-critical communications of the following first responders:
- Law Enforcement
- Fire and Rescue
- Healthcare and Medical
- Natural Disasters and Infrastructure Repair
- Pre-Emptive Public Safety and Transit
Download Fibocom’s latest white paper to explore how 5G is empowering mission-critical communication for first responders.