First findings from Virve 2.0 devices RFI to be announced


Tuesday, 03 November, 2020


First findings from Virve 2.0 devices RFI to be announced

Initial findings from Finland’s Virve 2.0 mobile devices RFI will be presented in an online session on Thursday, 5 November as part of Critical Communications Week.

Virve 2.0 will be Finland’s national public safety mobile broadband capability, replacing the current Virve narrowband TETRA network.

Virve 2.0’s managing agency, Erillisverkot Group, issued an RFI in September for details of present or future devices that might be suitable for use on the network.

“The deadline for responses was a couple of weeks ago and we are currently reviewing them. To our delight, we have noticed that more and more of the available equipment support the higher-priority mission-critical traffic classes,” said Ari Toivonen, Development Manager with Erillisverkot Group.

“These are needed in order to provide a good service to the Virve 2.0 users over a shared radio network also during network congestion.”

Toivonen will present the first findings from the responses to the RFI during an online session as part of TCCA’s Critical Communications Week (2–6 November). The session will commence at 10.15 pm AEDT on Thursday, 5 November.

Pictured: Ari Toivonen, courtesy Erillisverkot Group.

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