Critical Broadband

Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG) has been set to drive the development and adoption of common global mobile broadband standards and solutions for users who operate in a mission critical or business critical environment*. The CCBG also works with the TCCA’s Spectrum Group and PSC-Europe to lobby for appropriate harmonised spectrum in which to deploy critical broadband services and applications.

The aim of the CCBG is to enable all mission critical and business critical users to access their information systems, intranet and internet at broadband speeds using their professional mobile devices wherever they are and whenever they have the need. This broadband capability should meet the specific needs of the user in the same way that critical voice and narrowband data services are currently delivered by technologies such as TETRA, Tetrapol, P25 and others.

mission critical and business critical users include the following


Oil & Gas


Rail and Metro


Power Generation

Safety/Public PPDR

Government Entities

Ports & Logistics


White Paper

March 2017 TCCA White paper: 4G and 5G for public safety – technology options (pdf)
February 2017 TCCA White paper: Hybrid Study – A discussion on the use of commercial and dedicated networks for delivering Mission Critical Mobile Broadband Services (pdf)

August 2016 TCCA White paper: TETRA DMO and LTE ProSe compared by P3 (pdf)
July 2016 TCCA White paper: A review of the Spectrum Status for Broadband PPDR in Europe (pdf)

December 2015 TCCA White paper: Considerations for Government Authorities acquiring Mission Critical Broadband Services (pdf)
December 2105 TCCA White Paper: Study on the relative merits of TETRA, LTE and other Broadband technologies by P3 (pdf)

July 2014 TCCA White paper: What are standards and why are they important ? (pdf)
June 2014 TCCA White paper: TETRA and LTE working together (pdf)

December 2013 TCCA White paper: The Strategic Case for Mission Critical Mobile Broadband (pdf)
December 2013 TCCA White paper: A review of options for delivering Mission Critical Solutions (pdf)
February 2013 TCCA White paper: Mission Critical Mobile Broadband: Practical standardisation and roadmap considerations (pdf). It has also been translated into Chinese View it paper here
January 2o13 Input to EU LEWP-RCEG + PT49: Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) need for dedicated communications by UK, France and the Netherlands