A Federal Communications Commission-backed panel has made recommendations on minimum technical requirements for a nationwide first responders network, Fierce Government IT reports.
The panel consisted of representatives from the private and public sectors, David Perera reported.
It was created in early 2012 and tasked with establishing a nationwide public safety broadband network.
The panel suggested the network use Voice over LTE, which the FCC selected in 2011 as the common air interface for the network, according to the report..
VoLTE has not yet been deployed commercially and that individuals using the technology would initially face connectivity issues if they leave the network’s coverage area, the panel said in its report.