Motorola Solutions First to Successfully Complete Public Safety LTE Network
Interoperability, Drive Testing
Phase 3: Part One test results with Ericsson demonstrate companies’ continued
support of Public Safety LTE networks, FCC’s goal of broadband network
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- February 11, 2013
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), a leader in the development of Public
Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, devices, applications and services,
today announced it is the first Public Safety LTE vendor to successfully
complete all testing activities associated with Phase 3: Part One, with the
Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR) located at the Department
of Commerce, Boulder Laboratories in Colorado. The testing by Motorola and
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), successfully demonstrated the interoperability of the
Radio Access Network (RAN) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with three major
The successful completion of the Phase 3: Part One test is a key milestone
toward Motorola becoming an authorized supplier to FirstNet, the nationwide
public safety broadband network, and shows Motorola’s continued support of the
work of the PSCR team. The tests focused on demonstrating interoperability
with other suppliers, a key component of building a nationwide network
allowing public safety personnel to collaborate regardless of agency,
jurisdiction or equipment manufacturer.
The tests also demonstrated Motorola’s conformance to and support for public
safety standards. Motorola previously announced the first commercial release
of standards-based LTE technology to public safety, with shipments beginning
on Nov. 11, 2011. Combined with a complete suite of Public Safety LTE services
that span design and planning, integration, support and management of the
network, devices and applications, Motorola is helping to accelerate emerging
broadband multimedia capabilities in public safety around the world.
*Phase 3: Part One testing was performed in the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum
which supports broadband for public safety.
*Motorola was able to support interoperability at both S1-Mobility
Management Entity (MME) and S1-User (U) interfaces utilizing its RAN and
EPC with the three network vendors. The interconnectivity of both the RAN
and EPC demonstrated Motorola’s solution to support open network
architecture under the 3^rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
*Motorola also successfully completed network drive testing, demonstrating
the performance of a single LTE network in an operational environment.
Motorola successfully tested intra-LTE handoffs, network coverage, network
load and stress, and application messaging/protocol performance.
*Motorola’s UM1000 LTE USB Modem was selected by the PSCR test team to be
the device of choice for all interoperability over-the-air and drive
*Motorola and Ericsson in September 2010 entered an alliance to provide an
LTE-based solution for Next Generation Public Safety broadband
communications. Ericsson is providing its industry-leading LTE access
equipment as well as parts of its packet core and related services to
deliver broadband multimedia services to public safety.
*Ericsson, the world leader in telecommunications technology and services,
is leading the way in the rollout of LTE and has been driving open
standards. As the world’s leader in mobile broadband, including LTE,
Ericsson provides the benefit of global scale economies and proven
performance across a large, globally deployed LTE base.
Bob Schassler, senior vice president, Government Solutions, Motorola Solutions
“The successful completion of PSCR Phase 3 testing clearly demonstrates the
continued commitment of Motorola Solutions to deliver industry-leading Public
Safety LTE solutions that meet the mission-critical requirements of FirstNet
and public safety agencies. Working together with Ericsson, we are proud to be
the first to have completed all Phase 3 tests, further illustrating our
dedication to providing standards-based and thoroughly tested interoperable
solutions. We look forward to continuing to actively work with FirstNet toward
the common goal of delivering a nationwide, interoperable broadband network
for public safety.”
Bo-Erik Dahlstrom, head of National Security and Public Safety, Ericsson Inc.
“Completing the PSCR Phase 3 testing successfully highlights Ericsson’s
commitment to and the benefit of the standards-based architecture of Public
Safety LTE technology, while providing leading edge broadband capabilities to
FirstNet and Public Safety Users. With our partner, Motorola, it is gratifying
to support these first steps toward a nationwide, interoperable network under
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