Nordic Telecom joins TCCA
Nordic Telecom has networks operating in the 3.7 GHz and 420 MHz bands, and in 2018 launched what is thought to be the world’s first dedicated LTE network for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) users in the 410–430 MHz band.
The 410–430 MHz frequency range is standardised by 3GPP within the technical specification TS 36.101 for the operation of duplex LTE–FDD systems as an LTE Band 87.
This band is also harmonised with the decision of the European Telecommunications Office ECC-Dec-16 (02) as one of the bands suitable for the implementation of broadband PPDR in Europe.
Nordic Telecom’s LTE 410–430 MHz network is currently under test with a focus on integration and validation activities and preparing trials with potential end users, and an RFP has been published for the supply of rugged LTE Band 87 hand terminals optimised for 3GPP MCX use.
“We are convinced that the critical communications industry needs to unite in an organisation such as TCCA to be able to benefit from standardisation, harmonisation and economies of scale,” said Petr Horák, Director of Nordic Telecom.
“We are delighted to welcome the Nordic Telecom team with their history of innovation and look forward to sharing knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the Nordic Telecom business, the wider TCCA membership and most importantly, the critical end users,” said TCCA Chief Executive Tony Gray.
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