Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) vide Press Release dated June 04, 2018 has released recommendations on "Next Generation Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) communication networks".
The Salient features of the recommendation are:
1. Government to set up pan-India integrated Broadband PPDR (BB-PPDR) Communication Network (to be called "National BB-PPDR Network") based on 3GPP PS-LTE technology.
2. Stringent SLA to be put in place and operators should be mandated to provide mobile BTS and backpack devices in case terrestrial network gets destroyed in order to communication facilities for PPDR agencies
3. Setting up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)to plan, coordinate and steer the nationwide BB-PPDR communication network implementation and its subsequent operation
4. Testing the efficacy of PPDR trunking service roaming on public telecom networks during pilot testing, and if found feasible, it should be implemented on pan-India basis.
The recommendations on "Next Generation Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) communication networks" have been placed on TRAI's website www.trai.gov.in
For clarification of information, if any, Shri S. T. Abbas, Advisor (Network Spectrum & Licensing), TRAI may be contacted at Telephone Number +91-11- 23210481.
[Press Release 61/2018]