Coludstreet Demonstration Shows the Power of Dynamic Network Slicing for Critical Communications

Cloudstreet (Nokia incubated spinoff), the Network Slicing Company and Roger-GPS have successfully delivered the first demonstration of the ability to enable any 4G/LTE network to support mission-critical connectivity for public safety. The two Finland-based innovators presented the live proof-of-concept before a gathering of over 50 public safety organizations participating in the Critical Communications Broadband Group’s plenary session hosted by Nokia at the Critical Communications Finland Conference on October 27th, 2017.

The demonstration marks a watershed in critical communications proving the ability to support life-critical connectivity for public safety through so-called “Local Control“ functionality. Enabled by Cloudstreet’s Application-Aware Network Slicing platform, Local Control in the mobile network context provides public safety and critical communications operatives the ability to secure guaranteed, fail-safe connectivity to meet the demands of any data or communications applications required in the field. Coupled with Roger-GPS’s government grade GNSS repeater, that allows signal base synchronization across limitless base stations, the solution provides end-to-end QoS-adjusted mobile radio throughput for the gamut of essential life-saving public safety applications.

Building toward this proof-of-concept, Cloudstreet has been working closely with the US government’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) group overseeing FirstNet, a globe-leading critical communications initiative in partnership with AT&T established following the tragedy and ensuing communications system failures of September 11th. Looking for a solution to the limitations of TETRA-style dedicated networks for public safety PSRC and Cloudstreet were the first to draw up the blueprint for Local Control functionality as an essential component of next generation critical communications networks.