5G Mission Critical Solutions for PPDR – Public Safety, First Responder and beyond during Corvid19 Pandemic

This session will bring together examples from around the world of public safety and public health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic are deepening, challenging creating havoc on the livelihoods of communities everywhere. Emergency response organizations are stretched in the pandemic with their operations while continuing to serve the public during a time of increasing need and other uncertainties of weather events and public protest.


Essential workers are using capabilities from central resource centers to far edge remote disconnected resources being built with 5G and beyond solutions to provide stakeholder agencies with offline work resources to help them mitigate their risk of situational awareness, exposure, and sustain operations. The session will consist of 15-20 minutes of invited talks with one keynote speaker for 30 minutes.


Public Safety

critical broadband communications for public safety


Emergency management

Emergency response and management ecosystem with the need for availability resiliency


Utilities and Critical Infrastructure management
Modernizing the rail, power, water, and fuel grids with low latency broadband are rapidly changing  Utilities require robust, secure and reliable broadband communications and automation to meet reliability and resiliency requirements


Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Defense


First Responder and Tactical Networks segment of this session will include talks based on the use cases and solutions from First Responder Networks and Tactical Networks, Research and Technology.


Session Co-Chairs:

Upkar Dhaliwal
Assured Wireless Corp San Diego

Fabrizio Granelli
University of New Mexico / University of Trento

Ashutosh Dutta
APL John Hopkins