The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 29, at 1 p.m. EST entitled How is 5G impacting emergency communications?
The SAFECOM Nationwide Survey found that more public safety organizations (60%) are currently using a cellular system than land-mobile radio (57%), and therefore, need to be prepared for the deployment of 5G – the fifth-generation technology standard for cellular networks.
New and emerging technologies offer advanced capabilities to enhance command, control, and situational awareness for emergency response. Yet, the rapid rate of technology advancement continues to outpace the public safety community acquisition cycle.
The arrival of 5G is transforming the way we communicate, introducing a vast array of new connections, capabilities, and services. As telecommunications networks are evolving to this next generation of wireless technology, 5G presents the opportunity to enhance operations, support information-sharing, improve efficiency and response time, augment security, and increase capacity for more connected devices.
In this webinar, participants will learn about:
- 5G capabilities and impacts on public safety communications.
- The CISA 5G Strategy and other resources on preparing for emerging technologies.
- Leveraging the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) to address emerging technology challenges.
This webinar is presented in partnership with CISA’s National Risk Management Center as part of its Implementing the National Emergency Communications Plan webinar series.
No advanced registration for this webinar is required. Simply visit CISA’s HSIN Connect Room at the following link at the scheduled time to join: https://share.dhs.gov/necpwebinars.