On the 21st October 2016, PSCE signed an agreement with 3GPP to become a Market Representation Partner. During the ceremony, David Lund was invited to sign the official agreement.

As a Market Representation Partner with 3GPP, PSCE will be able to provide in depth knowledge, intelligence and advice for 3GPP on the practitioner and end user requirements for mission critical mobile broadband applications/services, networks and devices. Standardisation efforts are in full force within 3GPP to define mission critical functionalities applied to both 4G and the new 5th generation mobile communications for the PPDR community. 

The BroadMap project, under the coordination of PSCE, is in a position to provide 3GPP with opinions from a large community of PPDR practitioners and end users. In September, BroadMap completed a requirements validation study lead by BroadMap’s partnership across 15 end users in 15 European Countries. This study gathered opinions from over 240 PPDR organisations from 18 countries across Europe with overall 600+ participants’. This allows PSCE to bring a comprehensive contribution to 3GPP as Market Representation Partner.

The partnership between PSCE and 3GPP comes at a time when 3GPP has begun to discuss the standardization of the 5th generation mobile communications that will ultimately enable the digitization and mobilization of businesses alongside supplying ICT industries with enhanced and improved upon mobile communication.

In addition to 3GPP focussing on the overall standardization of 5th generation mobile communications there are announcements from some governments that they are now developing strategies on the implementation and execution of next generation public safety networks.  This next generation of public safety networks will effectively grant users belonging to governmental agencies with Mission Critical services over LTE on land. Since the 3GPP Release 12, accordingly 3GPP have also been working to standardize features for mission critical services.

Therefore, PSCE will be able to provide 3GPP with unmatched intelligence and international coordination for the improvement of broadband usability for the PPDR community. 

Erik Guttman the Chair for 3GPP TSG SA stated that ‘national authorities have helped 3GPP to get started on Mission Critical requirements, but having improved international coordination will be helpful, allowing the sector to benefit together rather than by a country-by-country or industry-byindustry approach’.

PPDR – Public Protection and Disaster Relief



End Users and practitioners are invited to Brussels to join a one-day workshop where we will, present the results and next steps of BroadMap as well as the coordinated activities with 3GPP.


Stakeholder Workshop - 10th November, Brussels

The next steps will identify possible solutions to these requirements and the different transition roadmaps that may take each European country towards European Interoperable broadband for PPDR. 


If you are an end user or practitioner who contributed already or hasn’t yet engaged with BroadMap, please register here: http://www.broadmap.eu/stakeholder-event-registration



PSCE Conference in Athens 2016


The next PSCE conference will be held on 22-24 November 2016 in Athens, Greece. The main conference focuses are PPDR Broadband worldwide, Border security – control & surveillance; Natural disasters; Security by Telecommunications in transport. Find more information here and the registration form here !



For more information on the BroadMap outcomes & events and the next PSCE Conference, visit the BROADMAP website www.broadmap.eu or write to project coordinator PSCE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..