Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk​

Offering higher performance and expanding situational awareness​ capabilities – on a platform that offers interoperability and ongoing innovation.​

What is Mission Critical Push-to-Talk?​

Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) offers FirstNet users public safety-grade group communications, delivering a familiar LMR audio experience with enhanced situational awareness capabilities only available on LTE and 5G. MCPTT delivers on our promise to modernize public safety communications and continue to evolve to meet mission critical standards. With MCPTT, you can: ​

  • Capabilities

    Modernize LMR with added video, location and data services while retaining reliable two-way PTT capabilities. And receive the highest level of traffic prioritization* on the FirstNet network. *Other than mandated emergency calling.
  • Coverage

    Expand beyond the limits of local Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems with nationwide coverage, on the only network built with and for public safety.
  • Consistency

    Adopt known and familiar LMR functionality and principles with always-on priority for consistent performance.
  • Collaboration

    Facilitate mutual aid requests and communication between dispatchers, first responders, and command staff on cellular and LMR platforms.
  • Security

    Meet your requirements for performance and reliability with a highly secure service, engineered with geo-redundancy and 24/7/365 monitoring to guard against physical and cyber threats.
  • Control

    Dynamically provision talk group functions, and share inter-agency resources for near real-time cross-collaboration.
  • Talk to your team with confidence in your audio quality, built to 3GPP mission critical standards​

  • Communicate seamlessly between MCPTT and LMR users​

  • Improve situational awareness with enhanced location, streaming video, and secure messaging capabilities

  • Free up LMR capacity, and save on device costs​

  • Connect with other agencies - across town or across the country - via mutual aid requests​

  • Ongoing FirstNet network investment designed to address the needs of public safety

Mission Critical Push-To-Talk Solutions on FirstNet

When your communications are mission critical

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Offering two Mission Critical Push-to-Talk solutions​

FirstNet Rapid Response

  • Our premier mission critical PTT offering

    Built on a 90-year foundation of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) innovation and leadership, with rich-media service that enhance situational awareness.

  • User experience and features that LMR users demand

    Includes a full range of LMR-LTE interop solutions and familiar operation and features like user profiles, talk group scanning and remote affiliation.​

  • Broadest portfolio of wireless devices

    Select the right smartphone, feature phones or purpose-built device for the right team.

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FirstNet Push-to-Talk

  • True network-integrated broadband PTT service

    Receives the highest call priority on the FirstNet network, nationwide.​

  • Designed for ease-of-use

    Send mutual aid requests to neighboring agencies with a click of a mouse. Admins have more control with easily users and talk group management.​

  • Innovation at its core

    Built to meet all 3GPP mission critical standards, and to allow native integration with third party solutions.

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