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LTE for Public Safety

Book Description

The aim of the book is to educate government agencies, operators, vendors and other regulatory institutions how LTE can be deployed to serve public safety market and offer regulatory / public safety features. It is written in such a way that it can be understood by both technical and non-technical personnel with just introductory knowledge in wireless communication. Some sections and chapters about public safety services offered by LTE network are intended to be understood by anyone with no knowledge in wireless communication.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Foreword
    1. Foreword by Dr. Hossein Moiin
    2. Foreword by Mr. Andrew Thiessen
  5. About the Authors
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. Terminology
  10. Chapter 1: Introduction to LTE/SAE
    1. 1.1 Role of 3GPP
    2. 1.2 History of LTE
    3. 1.3 Drivers for LTE
    4. 1.4 EPS compared to GPRS and UMTS
    5. 1.5 Spectrum Considerations
    6. 1.6 Network Architecture
    7. 1.7 IP Multimedia Subsystem
    8. 1.8 Voice and SMS in LTE
    9. 1.9 Interworking with 2G/3G Networks
    10. 1.10 Interworking with Non-3GPP Access Networks
    11. 1.11 Network Sharing
    12. 1.12 Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service
    13. 1.13 Terms and Definitions
    14. References
  11. Chapter 2: Regulatory Features
    1. 2.1 Emergency Calls
    2. 2.2 Public Warning System
    3. 2.3 Lawful Interception
    4. 2.4 Enhanced Multimedia Priority Services
    5. References
  12. Chapter 3: LTE for Public Safety Networks
    1. 3.1 Why LTE for Public Safety Networks?
    2. 3.2 What are Public Safety Networks?
    3. 3.3 LTE meets Demands of Public Safety Networks
    4. 3.4 Wide Range of LTE Devices for Public Safety
    5. 3.5 Standalone versus Shared Deployments
    6. 3.6 Interworking
    7. References
  13. Chapter 4: Proximity Services
    1. 4.1 Introduction to Proximity Services
    2. 4.2 Proximity Services Architectures
    3. 4.3 Synchronization
    4. 4.4 Service Authorization
    5. 4.5 ProSe Direct Discovery
    6. 4.6 ProSe Direct Communication
    7. 4.7 EPC-Level ProSe Discovery
    8. 4.8 Other Essential Functions for Proximity Services
    9. 4.9 Deployment Scenarios
    10. 4.10 Public Safety Use Cases
    11. 4.11 Outlook to Enhanced Proximity Services
    12. 4.12 Terms and Definitions
    13. References
  14. Chapter 5: Group Communication Over LTE
    1. 5.1 Introduction to Group Communication Services
    2. 5.2 Group Communication System Enablers for LTE
    3. 5.3 Principles of Group Communication over LTE
    4. 5.4 Functional Entities
    5. 5.5 Interfaces and Protocols
    6. 5.6 GCSE Functions
    7. 5.7 Establishment of MBMS Delivery
    8. 5.8 MBMS Delivery Procedures
    9. 5.9 Access Control
    10. 5.10 Mission Critical Push to Talk
    11. References
  15. Chapter 6: Summary and Outlook
    1. 6.1 Role of LTE
    2. 6.2 Public Safety Features
    3. 6.3 LTE for Public Safety
    4. 6.4 Outlook
    5. References
  16. Appendix A
    1. A.1 Call Flows
    2. A.2 3GPP Reference Points
    3. References
  17. Index
  18. End User License Agreement