We are happy to announce that the Transition Roadmap and Pre-Commercial procurement specification of the BroadMap project is now publicly available.


The European Commission-funded BroadMap project ended earlier this year and marked a first step towards the establishment of a Pan-European Interoperable Broadband Public Safety Communication Network. Gathering PPDR organisations from 15 European countries, this one-year project successfully delivered a core set of specifications to be used for procuring innovative solutions for broadband communication systems.

The final deliverable is available here

The official press release is available here

Manfred Blaha had the opportunity to present the BroadMap project and introduce the plan for the PSCE-led proposal to the European Commissions SEC-04-DRS2017 call, purchasing innovative Broadband solutions and pilot systems for Europe's Public Safety Organisations to the "Public Safety Radiocommunications Group" meeting in Copenhagen.

 

We are pleased to announce the publication of a paper addressing the need to review EU policy regarding Mission Critical Telecommunications, taking into account requirements for public safety communications.

The BroadMap consortium would like to announce that the registration are OPEN for the Final BroadMap Workshop, to be held on 6 April 2017 in Brussels, Belgium!

Mission accomplished for the EU-funded flagship project taking the first step towards future procurement of interoperable next generation of broadband radio communication systems for public safety and security!

The availability of high-speed broadband Internet and access to digital service infrastructures are the elementary units of a digital single market, allowing communication, services and business to grow -allowing areas such as e-commerce and e-government to exploit their full potential.

On 09/02, Mr David Lund  and Ms Sanja Holen presented the project BroadMap in front of a crowded audience at the Critical Communications Europe conference in Copenhagen. The presentation was entitled “BROADMAP – an update from the pan-European research project” and generated a lot of interest in the audience which punctuated the presentation with a number of very interesting questions. Overall, this further illustrated the widespread interest in the EU funded PPDR broadband project. 

The EU flagship project BroadMap is coming to an end now. The one-year project, which started back in May 2016, has gathered Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) organisations from 15 European countries (Member States and associated countries) to work together to establish a common roadmap for future evolution of EU PPDR radio communications.

The BroadMap project features in the February issue of the DG CONNECT Newsletter on Innovation Procurement. This Newsletter informs a wide range of interested stakeholders about the latest developments in terms of innovation procurement at EU level, and in particular the progresses and outcomes of EU-funded Pre-Commercial Procurements. 

In the course of a panel debate on the involvement and the role of practitioners in Horizon 2020 projects, held in the last SMIIG meeting, David Lund presented the case of the BroadMap project which gathers 15 practitioners from a wide variety of countries across Europe (including 8 Ministries of Interior) and which is successfully preparing the PPDR’s wireless broadband communication requirements, the specifications as well as the roadmap for procurement. He explained the steps for having practitioners on board: start early to build your consortium and facilitate the administrative management.

Future BroadBand for Europe - Final BroadMap Stakeholder Workshop - 6 April 2017, Brussels
80 participants confirmed so far to discuss the future of broadband in Europe!