ARCEP publishes the contributions to PMR systems’ consultation

20 May 2013

French telecommunications regulator the Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (ARCEP) has published the contributions to the public consultation on professional mobile radio (PMR) systems held from 8 October to 30 November 2012. PMR networks, which include public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) networks, are independent from the cellular mobile service and are used to perform government duties. ARCEP received an estimate of 20 contributions; with provision of a sufficient quantity of radio spectrum resources stated as the main point of emphasis. According to the contributors, Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the technology best suited to satisfy the impending broadband and ultra-fast broadband PMR network needs, with some contributors suggesting an overall estimate of about 2×10MHz duplex spectrum necessary for the purposes of civilian PMR.

France, Arcep