LTE to the rescue in Czech Republic

LTE to the rescue in Czech Republic

The world’s first mission-critical communication-ready LTE network in the 410-430 MHz band has been launched – in the Czech Republic.

Nokia and Czech operator Nordic Telecom have launched the world’s first mission-critical communication (MCC)-ready LTE network in the recently opened up 410-430 MHz band. Using what Nokia describes as its advanced and future-proof mobile broadband solution, the Czech operator Nordic Telecom will be able to jump-start public protection and disaster relief efforts with innovative services only possible on mobile broadband networks.

LTE-based critical communications systems that enable real-time video and data services are a major need of disaster relief responders around the world. However, as well as mission-critical requirements, high security, high data rate and low latency, the public safety community also requires wide area coverage, which is best supported by low frequency bands. 

With the recently opened 410-430 MHz band that can now serve as a dedicated spectrum for MCC/PPDR (public protection and disaster relief) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in Europe, accelerated LTE adoption for critical communications and mobile broadband applications is around the corner, says Nokia.

Nokia will deploy its LTE radio network solution, IP network technology, and dense wavelength division multiplex (DWDM) technology. It will also install mission-critical push to talk (MCPPT) application solutions like group communication.

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