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 FWG helps better coordinate their interests under a single set of National PSMB Objectives and high level requirements as the basis for the SOC’s reporting on PSMB for the Commonwealth's consideration.
NSW Telco Authority is using international best practice to build its recommendations. You can learn more about PSMB by viewing the materials below.