World Security Report News2016-03-15 11:43:29

Cloudstreet Helps US First Responders Maintain Flawless Network Connectivity

Cloudstreet, the Nokia spin-off specialized in delivering dynamic, application-aware connectivity for guaranteed service quality, working with the US Department of Commerce's PSCR (Public Safety Communications Research) program based at Boulder Labs, has achieved a telecommunications technology first for immediate application in world-wide public safety communications broadband systems, including FirstNet, the federal emergency responder network. The technology will play a critical role in helping US first responders deliver on the bandwidth demands of such applications as 24/7 body cameras and a widening array of safety-critical surveillance and monitoring systems.

Leveraging the power of Cloudstreet's patented Dynamic Profile Control (DPC) engine, PSCR and Cloudstreet have run the first successful demonstration of user devices making machine or manual requests for a dynamic (on-the-fly) profile change in a standard LTE Network. While balancing and orchestrating device demands within the network to prevent overload, Cloudstreet's DPC engine permits end user devices to transmit self-aware context changes dynamically to allow on-the-fly profile changes and ensure consistent and predictable quality of service.

Among the many critical applications that will leverage the advanced Cloudstreet/FirstNet system are mandated body cameras for state and local police, real-time surveillance and security monitoring systems as well as global data and voice communications across the entire continental US first responder network.

Overcoming the challenges of limited bandwidth for mission-critical monitoring and communications, Cloudstreet ensures the ability to guarantee connection quality and speed, thus delivering on a critical part of the public safety mandate. Along with strengthening the core telecom infrastructure that supports an array of vital services, this network-wide enhancement will serve to help balance available bandwidth for all.

"This is an important milestone for Cloudstreet towards realizing our vision of the Application-Aware Network," said Mika Skarp, Founder and CTO of Cloudstreet. "We are excited to have the opportunity to provide a perfect display of this telecom technology first, and to do so in one of the most rigorous testing and qualification environments imaginable. The deployment not only proves that different devices can call on differentiated levels of service in a single network, but that overall network performance will only benefit as a result. We're honored to be sharing in this achievement with such an innovative federal research body as the PSCR."

Under a CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement), PSCR and Cloudstreet have been at work toward today's proof-of-concept for over a year. Currently enabled for the 3GPP LTE network, the system will provide some of the anticipated network capabilities of fifth generation, (5G) telecommunications some four years before their anticipated roll-out.

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