16 Oct '12, 2pm

Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network comments show disparity on how to approach program: @NTIAgov

· I agree: It is wise to work with the cell phone operators especially with respect to digital data. The data feeds available through the trunked radio are very limited ( a few Kbits/sec) and will never provide the bandwidths that are required for some of the nice-to-have applications. In the UK packet data (GPRS) from commercial cell phones was encrypted and “tunneled” into a secure subnet within the IP network. Within this subnet there were servers available that would permit warrant, CAD, and other types of direct searches. Access to these servers systems is available only if the user can be sufficiently authenticated. The authentication and the access to nation databases will likely be an issue that needs to be worked on from the beginning, since many older rules still apply from mainframe days. Encryption standards were equivalent to FIPS II in the UK. The ground rule...

Full article: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/federal-register-notice/2012/comm...

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