When first responders are called to action, they need reliable communications to coordinate an effective public-safety response. Public-safety personnel understand this crucial correlation and have long sought an enhanced peer-to-peer communications capability within the cellular arena served by the 3GPP standards body. This capability is one of the primary requirements for migrating to broadband communications. 5G sidelink is designed to serve this need.
SOURCE: Urgent Communications
DATE: February 27, 2023
Sidelink is direct, user-to-user communications without the need for network infrastructure, supporting communications between first responders at the scene of an emergency where cellular connectivity may be unavailable.