Metricell’s technology is in use for the testing of new, nationwide critical communication services rolled out for emergency services operations.
With many countries still depending on aging technologies for their critical communications, the next decade is set to see many countries look to implement more powerful networks to support their emergency services.
In order to unlock new capabilities for first responders such as streaming footage from body cameras and gaining high-speed access to crime records, the infrastructure supporting the public safety broadband network will have to evolve to meet these needs.
Our test systems are working to continually analyse the performance of this new network in terms of both performance and optimisation.
This is building a continually evolving picture of the progress of new emergency services networks, pinpointing areas of no coverage and rapidly informing subsequent improvement works.
Our experience in network planning, testing and optimisation has seen us equip emergency service vehicles with no-invasive testing units which report on key service metrics 24/7/365.
Our AutoMobile drive test units are in use by regulators for a range of drive testing scenarios. They have been deployed within emergency services to understand how well key infrastructure services are provisioned.
This data AutoMobile collects is then visualised and utilised by project managers and engineers to chart the progress of the rollout and understand where to make network improvements.
The UK is currently launching a new, dedicated 4G network for use by the Emergency Services. This has been implemented to replace the aging, low-bandwidth Tetra-based system with a more powerful service. Metricell is working to test the rollout with our AutoMobile units which, thanks to their flexibility and scalability, are helping to support the largest drive testing project in the world.
Metricell aim to transform the emergency services way of working, especially in remote areas and at critical times when faced with network congestion, giving them priority over commercial users. Get in touch to get started!