What is Mission Critical Communications?

Based on 3GPP standards, Hytera’s mission-critical communications, applications, and terminals provide enriched, secure, and future-proof 4G/5G mission-critical broadband services. Together with the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), we empower the digital transformation for the mission-critical and business-critical communications users.


Public Safety (PS) agencies around the world, especially first responders such as police, firefighters, and medical services, rely on critical communications to respond to emergencies and need to ensure that communications networks should work when they need it most. While traditional narrowband technologies such as TETRA, DMR, and PDT have been capable of meeting PS agencies’ voice-centric communication requirements, their broadband application capabilities are limited.


Critical communications are transitioning to digital and broadband technologies. The development of new technologies and the shift in business trends towards data means that public safety, transportation, and utility users now demand more than voice and messaging services. They need new capabilities to improve situational awareness and operational efficiency. Video, high-speed data transmission, and multimedia dispatch are essential to enhance daily operations.


Therefore, 3GPP has introduced MCX (MCPTT, MCVideo, MCData) standards based on LTE technology. Mission critical communications initially focused on the public safety industry. Still, there is also strong interest in deploying MCX-based services in rail, mining, power grid, and any industry that requires reliable critical communications.