Nokia Networks is collaborating with Harris to expand its LTE network-in-a-box (NIB) solution by integrating it to Harris Corporation's BeOn communications suite. The compact, rapidly deployable LTE NIB now offers BeOn land mobile radio-like (LMR) applications, including push-to-talk, situational awareness, group messaging, location tracking and streaming video over the public safety broadband LTE network.
May this year, Nokia Networks launched a compact, rapidly deployable LTE network in-a-box macro base station with an integrated core network, ready to operate on either FDD or TD-LTE bands, along with built-in ports for external IP connectivity for real-time communication services.
According to Nokia Network, the combined solution allows vital public safety communications to be implemented at rural emergency scenes and disaster areas without network coverage in minutes instead of days. The partnership with Harris is an important component that will allow Nokia to complement its LTE solution with best-in-class solutions and public safety specific applications, and address the urgent needs of first responders for high bandwidth, reliable and secure communications.