As Founder and Principal Analyst at CritComm Insights, Ken Rehbehn brings more than 30 years of experience tracking the IP-based technologies that shape society today. Combined with first-hand insight into the unique requirements of emergency service operations, CritComm Insights offers an ideal lens for evaluating the future technology advances for the emergency services.
As a wireless technology analyst, Ken tracks radio technology deployed to support mission critical agencies and enterprises. Offering a global perspective from his engagements in North America, Europe and Asia, he provides insight into ongoing and emerging trends, including 4G/LTE and 5G as well as Project 25 and TETRA Land Mobile Radio system (LMR) evolution. In his research, Ken tracks technology elements including radio access network (RAN) base stations, small cells, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), public safety communications devices and public safety IoT for Smart Cities.
Beyond his long tenure as an industry analyst, Ken’s years of experience as an emergency service worker brings deep insight into the operational realities encountered when agencies embrace technology. He began his career as a 9-1-1 dispatcher in Montgomery County, Maryland and served as an active fire fighter/EMT since the 1970s. His hands-on experience with trunked radio systems and public safety mobile data applications brings first-hand experience & understanding from the user’s point of view.
Ken is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and webinars as well as internal strategy sessions conducted by network operators and equipment suppliers. He served as Master of Ceremonies at the Brooklyn 5G Summit in 2015 and 2016.
As a strategic thinker, Ken is frequently sought for product message testing and strategy development. Ken takes pride in tracking the strengths and weaknesses of market players. His ability to quickly grasp the issues around of multifaceted characteristics/situations/scenarios and communicate actionable recommendations makes him a valuable partner as companies press for strategic advantage.