Alcatel-Lucent Conducts Trial of LTE Public Safety Network in Las Vegas

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Alcatel-Lucent and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, along with the Nevada Department of Transportation and other first responders, conducted a six-month trial of a 4G LTE public safety network in a designated section of the city of Las Vegas in the United States.  

The trial used 700 MHz  Band 14 spectrum allocated to the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent authority set up by the United States government to facilitate the building of a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network.

Trial featured 4G LTE public safety mobile broadband technology from Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent provided an LTE eNodeB, a 7705 SAR-8 service aggregation Router, a 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM),a local Serving/Packet Data Network Gateway, and a hosted LTE core to provide coverage and deliver advanced IP services.

The 4G LTE trial was part of an Ultra-Broadband network design that enables real-time use of video gathered from the Las Vegas area, collaboration, real-time vehicle tracking, remote office applications, WiFi and a secure virtual private network (VPN) to trial participants.

A key trial milestone of demonstrating these capabilities to Las Vegas area Law Enforcement Agencies was successfully completed in October 2013.

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