What is Group Communications as a Service


Group communications as a service (GCaaS) is a cloud-based solution that provides a platform for collaboration among groups of people.

GCaaS includes push-to-talk but also other features such as audio and video conferencing, instant messaging, lone worker protection, file sharing, and other collaboration tools.

The "as a service" model means that these services are hosted in the cloud and delivered to users on a subscription basis, eliminating the need for expensive infrastructure.

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construction workers outside gate

Is Group Communications as a Service (GCaaS) the same as Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) or Broadband Push-to-talk (BBPTT)?

PoC & BBPTT are generally terms associated as a push-to-talk (PTT) solution over a Cellular and or Broadband network whereas GCaaS includes a wide range of capabilities that enable teams, regardless of location, with the ability to collaborate and communicate via voice, data, and imagery (both static and moving).

What is PoC?

PoC is Push-to-Talk over Cellular, a first generation technology with a fixed functioned PTT only solution.

What is BBPTT?

BBPTT is Broadband Push-to-talk, a second generation technology with a PTT solution and limited applications.

What is GCaaS?

GCaaS is Group Communications as a Service, a third generation technology with a open collaboration, productivity and safe worker solution

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