[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Public Mobile Networks (PMN) are at the very heart of nowadays communications. They are not only used by individuals, but also by a large number of Agencies committed to Security and Safety. This will be even more common in near future, when cities become crowded with real time sensors scattered in every corner of our lives. The ability from this data (and others from First Responders teams) to reach its assigned Command and Control Centers in time can be determinant in a large number of incidents. PROSIMOS project aims at researching on business cases for the implementation of a priority communications system on public mobile networks (PMN). The objective of this system is to enable critical users to communicate during emergency situations, in a time when PMN services may be restricted due to damage, congestion or faults. The scope of the project is to identify the best business case to be adopted to cope with this requirement, guaranteeing its short term implementation in Europe. In order to accomplish this goal a Business Model Simulator has been designed including both economical and network performance features. In this paper we present the Simulator that has been designed in order to identify the most suitable business model and technology to be adopted for the implementation of PROSIMOS service. When taking into consideration enabler technologies for EMSOA PROSIMOS is a not to be missed one.
Disclaimer. PROSIMOS project has been funded with the support of the Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security-related Risks Programme of the European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs". This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein