Motorola Solutions Completes Advanced Digital TETRA Deployment in Norway

6 December 2015
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Motorola Solutions announces the completion of Nødnett - Norway’s new nationwide digital Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) communications system for public safety and rescue users, replacing hundreds of aging regional public safety systems. Nødnett is the most advanced mission-critical communications system in the world and one of the largest contracts in Motorola Solutions’ history, said Motorola in a statement. 

The nationwide coverage encompasses 330 emergency call centers connected by 2,170 base stations. More than 45,000 users from the police, fire and health agencies, plus voluntary rescue organizations, customs and more are making nearly 1.5 million calls each month over the Nødnett network, said Motorola Solutions.

To complete Nødnett, Motorola Solutions said that it installed more than 20,000 kilometers of microwave transmission lines – more than enough to run from Oslo to Mexico City and back again.  

The company will maintain and provide operational support for the next 10 years, strengthening the network and providing further functional capabilities. One-third of all Nødnett base stations are already equipped with TETRA Enhanced Data Services (TEDS) and Motorola Solutions has provisioned WAVE Work Group Communications to deliver enhanced connectivity, interoperability and collaboration for Nødnett by offering radio-like ‘push-to-talk’ (PTT) on smartphones and connected devices. 

Tor Helge Lyngstøl, director general, Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK), Norway
From coastal fjords to the mountains, and from urban centers to the remote Polar North, the task of providing nationwide secure and resilient communications across Norway’s complex and challenging landscape has been expertly managed by prime contractor Motorola Solutions.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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