Greetings

SafeNet Forum is

the organization established to reflect the opinions of disaster management and telecommunications experts, industries and operating agencies to the implementation and operation of PS-LTE, LTE-R and LTE-M. The forum is operated for the purpose of maintaining the fairness and transparency of the government’s policies related to the nationwide construction of Public Safety Network.

Today, the factors that are threatening the safety of individuals and societies are increasing day by day. People’s anxiety about different types of natural and man-made disasters is amplifying due to the series of disasters happened recently such as Sewol ferry tragedy, and the danger of new and large-scale disasters that is inherent in our society is also increasing owing to the climate change and deterioration of urban facilities. Nevertheless, current disaster response system had many shortcomings that it caused ineffective communication among various organizations, and such problem caused growing demand in unified public safety network, the basic infrastructure for disaster management. The recent development in ICT enabled the use of various multimedia service for disaster management in emergency situations and the project for constructing forefront nationwide public safety network(PS-LTE) using such technology was initiated by the Ministry of Public Safety and Security in 2014.

Wireless railroad control system and e-navigation system are also crucial for the efficient operation of trains and ships and the safety of passengers. As such Korean government has recently designated LTE-R standards for wireless railroad control system and has initiated the world’s 1st LTE-R construction project targeting metropolitan subway and high speed railroad. The government has also announced the adaptation of IMO e-Navigation system implementing the forefront communication network based on LTE-M(Maritime) standards across the nation.

SafeNet Forum is the organization established to reflect the opinions of experts, industries and operating agencies to the implementation and operation of PS-LTE, LTE-R and LTE-M. The forum is operated for the purpose of maintaining the fairness and transparency of government policies and supporting the relevant industries to nurture the related companies and increase their global competitiveness to promote overseas venture.

By performing its duties to monitor, examine and assist every stage of the project (pilot-expansion-operation-post management) SafeNet Forum will contribute to protect the lives and prosperity of people and establish Korea’s reputation as the world leading country in the field of telecommunication. In addition, the forum will spare no effort in providing technical support and suggestions for the construction and operating of PS-LTE, LTE-R and LTE-M.

We would greatly your interest and support for our newly launched SafeNet Forum.

Yours Sincerely,

Chair of SafeNet Forum Daehyoung Hong