Readying Low Earth Orbit Satellite Services for Emergency Communications

Readying Low Earth Orbit Satellite Services for Emergency Communications

The much-talked-about convergence of terrestrial telecom and low-earth orbit satellite (LEOS) communications coincides with a transformation of the customer expectation from connectivity to lifestyle provider. LEOS service providers — whether in partnership with mobile network operators (MNOs) or in direct competition either today or over time — may similarly want to consider the diverse communications and mobility demands from consumers for supporting a “new-normal” lifestyle grounded in safety and security.

Download this whitepaper to learn more about:

  • The drivers for public safety and emergency communications

  • The potential impact and solutions for LEOS communication providers

  • Regulatory requirements and the potential partner and consumer expectations

Emergency communications solutions facilitating 911, 112, 999, etc., represent not only a source of differentiation for LEOS service providers but mitigate some of the regulatory uncertainties to come as these offers push directly to the handset and the market-savvy consumer. Fortunately, much of the 911 solution architecture for LEOS has already been built, tested, and deployed in landline, wireless and VoIP environments. Frontloading a 911 solution today can not only mitigate against regulatory surprises but can future-proof mobile satellite service offerings sitting in beam deployment R&D today or pinned on terminal handset innovation roadmaps.