December 12, 2018 – 2:00 pm ET
Moderator: Donny Jackson, IWCE’s Urgent Communication
Panelists: Chris Kindelspire, LMR to LTE Working Group Chair, NPSTC
Sagi Subocki, VP Products and Marketing, Softil
Dr. Fidel Liberal, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and Project Leader, Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP)
Robert Escalle, Vice President – Public Safety & Defense Market Segments, Sonim Technologies, Inc.
Mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) is a push-to-talk-over-cellular standard developed by 3GPP (the global body that oversees LTE/5G standards) that is designed to meet the performance needs of public safety and other users that rely on mission-critical communications. MCPTT will be vital for first responders once solutions are established and tested, and initial steps are scheduled to happen this year. Explore the standard, performance concerns, device options, on-network or off-network (direct-mode) challenges and the Mission-Critical Open Platform initiative.