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Q4HEALTH: Quality of Service and prioritisation for emergency services in the LTE RAN stack

TitleQ4HEALTH: Quality of Service and prioritisation for emergency services in the LTE RAN stack
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGarcía, C A., Á. Ríos, P. Merino, K. Katsalis, N. Nikaein, R. Figueiredo, D. Morris, and T. O'Callaghan
Conference NameConference: Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2016 European Conference on
Abstract

Communications for emergency services have traditionally been provided by dedicated radio technologies, like the TETRA system. However the need for more efficient mobile communications is gaining popularity in these scenarios due to extreme requirements by means of availability, price and spectrum usage. This trend will be further accentuated in the coming years with the appearance of 5G systems that promise better figures in almost all the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). LTE can provide many of the functionalities required by emergency services and is currently being evolved towards the 5G era by incorporating heterogeneous networking, over the top applications, network function virtualisation and more. The Q4Health project focuses on the preparatives for market introduction of eHealth video applications for first responders based on LTE technology. This preparation includes the investigation of advanced LTE programmability features and the design and execution of several novel experiments in order to optimise the communications for this platform.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7561006/
DOI10.1109/EuCNC.2016.7561006


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