Replacing LMRs – Are we there yet?

Posted on 2017-05-11 by AINA Marketing

With over 100 million push-to-talk (PTT) apps installed worldwide, one may think the days of land-mobile-radios (LMRs) are numbered. Yet at the same time radios are still widely used, and some Tetra networks and other radio systems are being renewed. That could make the tech observer wonder why that may be. Speaking to industry experts on the LMR side of the world, the answer is: “Walkie-talkies are cheap. They are proven. They are reliable.” Asking the same group how they feel about PTT over long-term evolution (LTE)/internet protocol (IP), the answer comes promptly: “The technology doesn’t seem to be there just yet.”