Public Safety Mobile Broadband
By allowing officers to access video, images, location tracking and other data, Public Safety Mobile Broadband (PSMB) may improve how the police, fire, ambulance and other public safety agencies operate.
NSW Telco Authority is actively engaging with public safety agencies across Australia to define what a nationwide PSMB should look like.
The Commonwealth Government has recently confirmed it is committed to working with the states and territories to develop a nationwide PSMB capability which allows the exchange of information between public safety agencies. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) formed the PSMB Senior Officials Committee (SOC) to investigate various PSMB delivery models, the potential role of spectrum, and report on the progress toward delivering a nationally interoperable PSMB capability.
The states and territories are working via the PSMB Functional Working Group (FWG), which is co-chaired by NSW Telco Authority. The PSMB (FWG) have collaboratively developed a set of PSMB National objectives and High-level requirements which are based on international precedents.
These PSMB national objectives and high-level requirements have been endorsed by COAG, SOM and are used as a basis of request for information.
NSW Telco Authority is using international best practice to build its recommendations. You can learn more about PSMB by watching the video below.