Nokia Networks and Harris launch a rapidly deployable LTE coverage solution
Published on: 4th Aug 2014
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Nokia Networks and Harris have jointly shown off a rapidly deployable LTE solution, giving first responders 4G LTE coverage and capacity in one hour or less and allowing faster distribution of data and videos.
The platform enables network restoration and remote temporary coverage which is crucial in disaster or rural areas where coverage is not present or has been compromised, and extended network coverage during special public events.
Custom engineered to meet first responder communications requirements, the Nokia Networks/Harris LTE deployable solution is a field transportable eNodeB system that is installed in a rugged enclosure for off-road operations. It provides grid independent fuel cell powering options, field erectable antennas and several backhaul solutions such as Wi-Fi, microwave and/or satellite. It can also be equipped with an optional core network and application server to provide local connectivity in case of backhaul failure.
"The collaboration on the new LTE deployable solution builds upon Nokia Networks' market leading LTE technology and Harris' proven leadership in integrating LTE and land mobile radio systems," said Bob Fennelly, head of government and public safety for Nokia Networks.
The LTE deployable solution also includes BeOn, a group communications solution which is offered by Harris and available as an application for smartphones and similar devices.