Nokia services German public safety network
Nokia has announced it has been selected to provide technical, maintenance and management services for the German nationwide BDBOS public safety digital radio network.
Over an initial four-year contract, the company will support mission-critical communications infrastructure across German national, federal and local public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) agencies.
With responsibility for system upgrades at base station sites, it will support a network-wide IP migration program that will involve more than 8000 technical modifications.
In addition to technical and maintenance services, the company will be responsible for process change and equipment life cycle management, third-party equipment supply and network documentation, as well as data and service level management. It will also manage integration of third-party products and parties as well as close coordination with regulatory authorities.
The BDBOS network is the world’s largest and has more than 962,000 subscribers, handling approximately 47 million calls each month. It incorporates more than 4800 base stations and provides radio coverage for 99.2% of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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