Motorola 4G LTE network coming to San Francisco for use in publicsafety services

Motorola 4G LTE network coming to San Francisco for use in public safety services
The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola and the Public Safety Agencies within the San Francisco Bay Area have entered an agreement to build a 700 MHz LTE system. As part of the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System (BayRICS) plan, the system will serve multiple agencies across the greater bay area, including San Francisco, Alameda County/Oakland, Contra Costa County, as well as the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. This broadband system provides an overlay to the existing Project 25 standards based IP cores and networks.

The Public Safety LTE system will be installed this year and is expected to be operational in early 2011. This first phase includes an LTE core, 10 sites and 330 Motorola Public Safety LTE user modems to provide Bay Area responders access to a host of media rich applications delivered over the new broadband network for increased public safety information sharing.

“This agreement represents a first step in realizing the BayRICS vision for a unified, state-of-the-art, mission critical voice and broadband multimedia network,” said Laura Phillips, general manager of the Bay Area UASI. “Combining a Public Safety hardened LTE overlay network with our Project 25 voice and data networks, we have the opportunity to equip our first responders with the advanced communications tools they need to better protect themselves and our communities.”

"As the Executive Sponsor of this Bay Area endeavor, the Bay Area Public Safety agencies participating in Project Cornerstone are very excited about embarking on this pioneering effort - as an "early builder" of the nationwide Public Safety Broadband network vision,” said Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, Alameda County Sheriff's Office. “Project Cornerstone and the Bay Area BayWEB system will be the first deployment of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Public Safety Broadband in the nation. Historically, this is a very significant technology deployment that will have a huge impact on the public safety mission in the Bay Area. This is one of the most, if not the greatest, technological advancements in my thirty year law enforcement career, and it will have a huge impact on our abilities to provide improved services to our communities."

Motorola is committed to delivering the hardened LTE broadband solutions required for public safety and delivering innovative Next Generation Public Safety solutions that combine advanced new technological capabilities with the reliability of the industry’s most trusted mission critical solutions. Motorola understands that public safety requires more than just a broadband pipe. Motorola is establishing the building blocks extending from the mission critical IP core for first-responders to realize true mobile broadband connection speeds and access to rich-media applications delivered on advanced collaborative data devices.

“Motorola is pleased to partner with the Public Safety Agencies within the Bay Area to set the foundation for this next generation public safety communications platform. This system is the first of its kind and establishes a blueprint for a nationwide fabric of interoperable public safety broadband networks,” said Darren McQueen, vice president and general manager, Motorola Integrated Command and Control and Private Broadband Solutions.

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