Mobile Communications Data Workstream

Mobile Communications Data Workstream

BAPCO is seeking organisations willing to assist us in identifying how much mobile data the UK emergency services are currently using and how that breaks down between critical comms and general business data use.

Mobile Communications Data Usage

The aims of this workstream are:

  1. To establish though case studies actual mobile data usage currently across the emergency services.
  2. To establish from that data usage, how much is critical data transmission and how much is standard or non-critical business use.
  3. To explore what data usage is potentially expected to be able to go over ESN.
  4. Enable Public Safety providers to plan for the future based on an evidenced set of case studies
  5. Allow suppliers to consider the implications of their products and services and drive innovative and future proofed solutions into the market armed with this knowledge.

BAPCO Executive Committee Member, Matt Wroughton will be leading on this workstream. 

Matt has provided some background for those thinking of volunteering.  Please see below:

F1 Case study

The Home Office in conjunction with the NFCC and led by CAST, held an event towards the end of 2017 in Birmingham asking services and suppliers to come together and discuss and outline wearable technology capability.  During the event they outlined ‘must have’ criteria having collated info from the sector.  This included tracking personnel, physiological monitoring, asset tracking and vehicle telematics.

At the same event McLaren F1 Technology presented case studies based on ten years of data transmission and communications in Formula 1 racing.  This was a fascinating presentation that outlined the real advances made with live, mass data transmission in a sport that has a large amount of funds for key improvement projects.

The take away points from the presentation were that live data transmission from sensors on the F1 Cars & Drivers have driven so many efficiencies and enabled so many tiny advances that they are now considered indispensable.  They provide a competitive edge in each race improving safety and performance whilst driving efficiencies including advising a driver when they need to drink to prevent performance reductions.

The amount of data captured is staggering.  During each F1 race, over a 90 minute period an average 2.5 T/bytes of data is transmitted from each car and driver.

Imagine translating that data capture to vehicles and personnel at the scene of an incident and how long such an incident could last.

Can you help?

We would like to identify organisations willing to take part in gathering this information.  In order to keep time required to a minimum, this will be done mainly by questionnaires and concentrated engagement with those willing organisations.

If you and your organisation would like to assist with this workstream, or have any questions about it, please contact Matt via