Marketing and Technological Trends: P25 and TETRA LMR

PracTel, Date of Publication: Jul 5, 2013, 173 Pages
US$3,990.00
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The report addresses markets and technologies for Public Safety Communications (PSC) – P25 and TETRA. These two standardized LMRs are currently leading the PSC radio market. The report provides the estimate of the Potential Market (PM) for both technologies segmented by various geographical regions.

It also stresses the phased approach for P25 and TETRA developments; and includes the analysis of technologies specifics, their benefits and issues, major applications and the industry.

Both standards are in the development almost for twenty years; but major deployments of networks based on them started only five-six years ago. The pace of such deployments is not satisfying users and governments; besides there are several technological and regulation issues that are being uncovered in the process of developments.

The telecom and PSC organizations have defined Phase II requirements for both LMRs, though there are still multiple interoperability pilots and shipments of equipment did not reach a desirable size.

Meanwhile, the cellular industry identified its leader – LTE technology (and LTE-A). With LTE 3GPP standardization and the development of this technology to satisfy critical communications requirements, the fate of the whole P25/TETRA industry is uncertain in the moment: with a question whether these LMRs are already legacy technology; and will shortly be replaced by mission critical LTE (or some combinations of LTE with P25/TETRA). Both ETSI and U.S. standards organizations are looking for the possible migration paths from current LMRs towards broadband LTE (for example, TIA TR8 is working on P25 over LTE standards including some interfaces; 3GPP included work items in R12, which will address some critical communications features to be added to further integrate them into cellular-based networks; ATIS WTSC's SN and RAN subcommittees and TIA TR8.8 are collaborating on public safety mission critical PTT voice interoperation between LMR and LTE systems.)

So far, the U.S. is ahead of Europe in the process of LTE and PSC integration. The initial practical implications of such integration are not expected before 2016-2017.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 Introduction  
1.1 Scope    9
1.2 Research Methodology    9
1.3 Target Audience    10
2.0 Potential Market   
2.1 Sources    11
2.1.1 Specifics    11
2.1.2 Certification    11
2.2 Method and Assumptions    12
2.3 Summary: TETRA Radio PM    13
2.3.1 Characteristics    13
2.3.1.1 Geography    13
2.4 Details: TETRA Radio PM    14
2.4.1 Global    15
2.4.2 EU    16
2.4.3 England    17
2.4.4 France    18
2.4.5 Germany    20
2.4.6 Spain    21
2.4.7 Italy    22
2.4.8 China    23
2.4.9 India    24
2.4.10 E. Europe    26
2.4.11 Asia (Ex. China & India)    27
2.4.12 Africa    28
2.5 P25 Radio PM    29
Attachment A: TETRA Developments    32
A.1 General    32
A.2 Major Milestones    34
A.3 TETRA: Scope-Release I    34
A.3.1 Origin    34
A.3.2 Spectrum Regulations    35
A.3.3 TETRA and GSM    35
A.3.4 Main Features    37
A.3.4.1 General    37
A.3.4.2 Technical Overview    39
A.3.4.3 Services    39
A.3.5 Benefits    41
A.3.6 Networking    42
A.3.7 Release I Specifics    44
A.3.7.1 General    44
A.3.7.2 Interfaces    45
A.3.7.3 Infrastructure    48
A.3.7.4 Spectrum Allocation    49
A.3.7.5 Mobiles    50
A.3.8 Security    50
A.3.9 Summary    51
A.4 TETRA Release II    52
A.4.1 History    52
A.4.2 Drivers and Needs    53
A.4.3 Approach    54
A.4.4 Applications    55
A.4.5 Trunked Mode Operation (TMO) Range Extension    55
A.4.6 Adaptive Multiple Rate (AMR) Voice Codec    55
A.4.7 Mixed Excitation Liner Predictive, Enhanced (MELPe) Voice Codec    56
A.4.8 Data Services Development    56
A.4.8.1 TAPS    57
A.4.8.2 TEDS    58
A.4.9 Comparison    60
A.4.10 Standardization Status    61
A.4.11 R2 Major Goals    62
A.4.12 Industry    63
A.4.12.1 Market Drivers-Industries-Applications    63
A.4.12.2 Major Players    64
Alcatel-Lucent    64
Axell    66
Auria    66
Artevea Digital    67
Cassidian    68
ClearTone    71
DAMM Cellular    72
EtherStack    73
Groupco    74
Hytera    75
Motorola Solutions    76
Pegasus Network    78
Portalify    78
Rohill    79
Sepura    80
Selex ES    82
Syntech Systems    84
Teltronic    84
Team Simoco    86
Thales    88
Attachment B: Project P25    89
B.1 Standardization Process and Technologies    89
B.1.1 General: P25 LMR    89
B.1.2 Process    90
B.1.3 Beginning    91
B.1.4 Project 25/TIA 102: Scope    92
B.1.4.1 Efforts    92
B.1.4.2 Phased Approach    92
B.1.4.2.1 Phases    93
B.1.4.2.2 Phase I    93
B.1.4.2.3 Phase II    93
B.1.5 Status    94
B.1.6 CAP    94
B.2 P25 Development-Phase I    95
B.2.1 General Mission and Objectives    95
B.2.2 Compliance    97
B.2.3 Benefits and Issues    97
B.2.4 Technical Highlights- Interfaces    98
B.2.4.1 Common Air Interface    99
B.2.4.2 Fixed Station Interface    100
B.2.4.3 Console Sub-system Interface (CSSI)    101
B.2.4.4 RF Sub-system    102
B.2.4.5 Inter-system Interface (ISSI)    102
B.2.4.5.1 ISSI Technology    105
B.2.4.6 Telephone Interconnect Interface    105
B.2.4.7 Network Management Interface    105
B.2.4.8 Host and Network Data Interfaces    105
B.2.4.9 Summary: Interfaces    106
B.2.5 Security    106
B.2.6 Coding    107
B.2.7 Frequency Bands    108
B.2.7.1 Spectrum: Problems    108
B.2.7.2 700 MHz Band    109
B.2.7.3 FirstNet    112
B.2.8 P25 Voice Messaging    112
B.2.9 Major Improvements    113
B.2.10 Services    113
B.2.11 Network Scenario    114
B.2.12 Summary    114
B.3 P25 Phase II    115
B.3.1 Transition    115
B.3.2 Additions    117
B.3.3 Major Interfaces – Phase II    117
B.3.4 Attributes    120
B.3.5 Data Services Standards    121
B.3.6 Enhancements    121
B.3.7 Time and Standards    123
B.3.8 CAP    124
B.3.9 Industry    124
B.3.9.1 General    124
B.3.9.2 Market Drivers    124
B.3.9.3 Developments    125
B.3.9.4  Statistics    126
B.3.9.5 Major Vendors of P25 Equipment    127
Avtec    128
Catalyst    128
Cassidian Communications    129
Daniels (acquired by Coden in 2012)    131
Datron    133
Digital Voice System    134
EF Johnson (Acquired by FP-EF Holding in 2010)    135
Etherstack    136
Groupco    138
Harris    139
Kenwood    141
Midland    141
Motorola Solutions    142
Northern Airborne    146
Objective Interface Systems    147
PowerTrunk    147
Pyramid Communications    149
Relm    150
Raytheon JPS    152
Simoco    154
Technisonic Industries    154
Thales    155
Tait Electronics    157
Vertex Standard    158
Westel    160
Wireless Pacific    161
Attachment C: P25 and TETRA Standards Evolution    163
C.1 General    163
C.2 Characteristics    164
C.3 Modifications    167
C.4 TETRA in North America    168
C.5 FCC Position    169
C.5 FirstNet    169
C.6 Trend    169
Conclusions    173

 

Figure 1: Illustration of TETRA Market Geography (2012)    14
Figure 2: PM: Global TETRA PSC ($B)    15
Figure 3: PM: Global TETRA Commercial ($B)    15
Figure 4: PM: EU TETRA PSC ($B)    16
Figure 5: PM: EU TETRA Commercial ($B)    17
Figure 6: PM: England TETRA PSC ($B)    18
Figure 7: PM: England TETRA Commercial ($B)    18
Figure 8: PM: France TETRA PSC ($B)    19
Figure 9: PM: France TETRA Commercial ($B)    19
Figure 10: PM: Germany TETRA PSC ($B)    20
Figure 11: PM: Germany TETRA Commercial ($B)    21
Figure 12: PM: Spain TETRA PSC ($B)    21
Figure 13: PM: Spain TETRA Commercial ($B)    22
Figure 14: PM: Italy TETRA PSC ($B)    22
Figure 15: PM: Italy TETRA Commercial ($B)    23
Figure 16: PM: China TETRA PSC ($B)    24
Figure 17: PM: China TETRA Commercial ($B)    24
Figure 18: PM: India TETRA PSC ($B)    25
Figure 19: PM: India TETRA Commercial ($B)    26
Figure 20: PM: E. Europe TETRA PSC ($B)    26
Figure 21: PM: E. Europe TETRA Commercial ($B)    27
Figure 22: PM: Asia (Excluding China & India) TETRA PSC ($B)    27
Figure 23: PM: Asia (Excluding China & India) TETRA Commercial ($B)    28
Figure 24: PM: Africa TETRA PSC ($B)    29
Figure 25: PM: Africa TETRA Commercial ($B)    29
Figure 26: P25 Geography    30
Figure 27:PM: NA PSC P25 Radio ($B)    31
Figure 28: TETRA and Critical Communications Association Structure    33
Figure 29: TETRA Release I    37
Figure 30: TETRA Interworking Illustration    43
Figure 31: TETRA Interoperability Interfaces    43
Figure 32: Network Scenarios    44
Figure 33:  TETRA Release I Interfaces    46
Figure 34: TETRA: Spectrum Allocation    49
Figure 35: TETRA R2 Data Services    57
Figure 36: Directions    57
Figure 37: TAPS    58
Figure 38: TEDS RF Channel Characteristics    59
Figure 39: Spectral Efficiency    60
Figure 40: Rates and Range    61
Figure 41: TETRA TEDS Characteristics    61
Figure 42: TETRA Segmentation by Industries (2012)    63
Figure 43: APCO Project 25 Interface Committee    91
Figure 44: Generic-Structure of P25 System    96
Figure 45: P25 System – Major Interfaces    99
Figure 46: ISSI-P25 System-to-System    103
Figure 47: ISSI-Roaming    104
Figure 48: State and Local PSC Spectrum    109
Figure 49: Revised Frequency Plan    110
Figure 50: Revised Spectrum (Upper 700 MHz sub-band)    111
Figure 51: 700 MHz Auction    111
Figure 52: Example-Network Scenario    114
Figure 53: Family    119
Figure 54: CAI Details    120
Figure 55:  Capacity    121
Figure 56: Vocoders    122
Figure 57: P25 Radio Major Applications (2012)    127
Figure 58: Phased Approach – TETRA and P25    164

 

Table 1: Summary ($B)    13
Table 2: TETRA Established    35
Table 3: TETRA Release I-Major Characteristics    52
Table 4: TETRA Needs    54
Table 5: Applications (Release II)    55
Table 6: Evolution of TETRA Applications    64
Table 7: P25 R1 Benefits and Issues    98
Table 8: CAI Characteristics    100
Table 9: PSR Bands    108
Table 10: P25 Services    114
Table 11:  Phase II Modulation    116
Table 12: Time - Narrowbanding    119
Table 13: Phase II Documentation    123
Table 14: Structure of Shipping    126
Table 15: Work Items    172
Table 16: Schedule    172





 

 

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