Nokia Launches Nokia Group Communications LTE For Emergency Teams

Posted: Nov 7 2016, 4:51am CST | by , in Technology News


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Nokia Launches Nokia Group Communications LTE For Emergency Teams

New Nokia LTE-based public safety solutions launched.

Nokia announced today new communication solutions for first responders. The Finish company is expanding its range of LTE-based public safety solutions with the launch of the Nokia Group Communications portfolio. The new offering will enable first responder teams to securely communicate through new applications such as instant video connectivity alongside traditional push-to-talk features on a single device, to enhance operations and safety.

The new high-capacity platform supports real-time push-to-video for 1,000 active users and 20,000 push-to-talk active users per single server with the ability to scale. Software license is offered on a pay-as-you-grow basis. The Nokia dispatch consoles incorporate voice, video and mobile CCTV features.

Push-to-talk/push-to-video features are pre-integrated within a compelling range of secured and certified devices supporting a wide range of LTE frequencies. The new solution is aligned with 3GPP standards, ready for mission critical push-to-talk and push-to-video standards. Calls are setup with latency below 300 milliseconds and secured communications with end-to-end encryption at the application layer.

Compatibility with 3G and Wi-Fi networks ensures high service availability even if there is no LTE network coverage. Nokia Group Communications can be used with the Nokia Compact Network, the rapidly deployable solution which allows first responders to quickly deploy a private network in emergency situations.

The Nokia Group Communications portfolio is fully aligned with 3GPP, ready for mission critical push-to-talk standards. This ensures compatibility with future standards releases as well any devices being made available on the market in the future, allowing public safety operators to protect their investment. It also ensures easy integration with any LTE network.

Thomas Lynch, Director for Security and Critical Communications Research at I.H.S. Markit said: "LTE provides new opportunities for the public safety market and as more agencies leverage mobile network technologies Nokia, as a market leader in LTE, is in a strong position to take advantage thanks to its growing and extensive portfolio. With the company's latest addition - the Nokia Group Communications - it is moving this portfolio to another level, adding an end-to-end encryption layer to deliver the high-level security demanded by public safety markets around the world. And by being fully aligned with 3GPP standards the portfolio allows a smooth evolution to MC-PTT standards and can operate with any vendor's LTE network."

Security and reliability of communications is key emergencies and disasters. Roll out of cutting edge solutions is though often slowed by politics. Nokia is the number one vendor of LTE public safety technology as identified by a recent global study of 100 operators.

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