January 12, 2012
Motorola Solutions Completes Phase 1 Public Safety LTE Basic Functionality Testing, Proceeding to Next Phase
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Jan. 12, 2012 – 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 has successfully completed all sections of the Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR) LTE Demonstration Network Test Plan, Phase 1 in Boulder, Colo. The results show that Motorola has completed basic functionality testing of its Public Safety LTE solution at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) facility and supports the work of the PSCR team.
Motorola previously announced the first commercial release of standards-based LTE technology to public safety, with shipments beginning on Nov. 11, 2011. As Motorola continues to deploy LTE networks nationwide, participation with PSCR in their testing of Public Safety LTE equipment will continue as prescribed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help ensure interoperability between various LTE deployments using the Public Safety Spectrum Trust (PSST) block of spectrum. Combined with a complete suite of Public Safety LTE services that span planning, integration, support and hosting, Motorola is helping to accelerate emerging broadband multimedia capabilities in public safety.
- As part of the PSCR/NIST Phase 1 testing, Motorola completed the Physical Layer, Messaging/Protocol, Application and Performance basic functionality testing.
- Motorola supplied LTE infrastructure equipment, user devices and public safety applications to validate proper operation of the system.
- Two additional testing phases remain: Phase 2 System and Node Level Testing, and Phase 3 Advanced Features, Conformance, Interoperability and Roaming Testing.
- Motorola is installing a Public Safety LTE core now and integrating other necessary equipment at the NIST Colorado facility in early 2012 to facilitate optimal Phase 2 and Phase 3 testing.
- By February 2012, it is expected that Phase 2 testing will commence for a detailed determination of the performance of LTE equipment submitted in the PSCR demonstration project. Focus areas include stress testing of the network and extensive performance, messaging/protocol and application testing.
- In full support of the PSCR initiatives, Motorola plans to continue a leadership position in interoperability by immediately entering Phase 3 testing upon completion and documentation of Phase 2 testing.
Bob Verbiscer, director, Private Broadband Engineering, Motorola Solutions
“The successful completion of PSCR Phase 1 testing clearly demonstrates the continued focus and commitment of Motorola Solutions to deliver world-class Public Safety LTE solutions meeting the mission critical needs of our customers. Our LTE momentum continues in 2012 as we engage in the next test phases and further illustrate Motorola Solutions’ dedication to providing standards-based and thoroughly tested interoperable solutions supporting the applications and devices our public safety customers need in every situation.”
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