GCC mission critical communications market could double in 10 years

16-10-2017

While it’s most likely that the mission critical market will expand at a significant rate, many operators are still to make important strategic decisions about the precise services they will offer. Those that move quickly can expect to reap the rewards, according to Strategy & in the Middle East. Today, a number of initiatives are underway in the GCC region. One telecom operator in KSA is currently planning to deploy a single, national mission critical LTE network to serve PPDRs and CNIs across the country. Another government-owned professional communication corporation has been mandated by the UAE government to deploy mission critical LTE for public safety and situational awareness.

It looks like existing telecom operators are currrently ideally placed to deliver the mission critical communications for governments and enterprises as they are well acquainted with long term evolution (LTE) networks, which they rely on to meet the mass market demand for mobile high-speed data services. Although it seems likely that the mission critical market will expand at a significant rate, many operators are still to make important strategic decisions about the precise services they will offer. Those that move quickly can expect to reap the rewards. We re not there yet!



Source: Zawya


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