Airbus and Cellnex strengthen partnership for mission-critical communications

Helsinki, 23rd May 2023 – Airbus and Cellnex have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore collaboration in business and mission critical communications – the MoU will be used to explore joint opportunities around mission- and business- critical communications in different countries around Europe.

In the frame of the MoU, Airbus will provide both private and public end-user organisations with critical communication solutions through the use of Airbus’ Agnet platform which allows individual or group voice, video and image communication as well as additional features such as geo-positioning and team mapping. Cellnex, on the other hand, will provide services such as the deployment, operation, and maintenance of networks and applications.

Through this agreement, Airbus will be able to further address communication needs on key verticals such as public safety agencies, airports, healthcare, utilities and energy in various European countries. Airbus will benefit from Cellnex’s connectivity solutions and service capabilities in mission-critical private networks, as well as the company’s presence in European countries where Airbus has not yet introduced its state-of-the art collaboration technology.

“The MoU should increase our chances to generate and grow joint business for both business- and mission-critical users from various vertical segments in different countries in Europe” explains Eric Davalo, Head of Europe for Secure Land Communications at Airbus. “This will fully allow us to further address communication needs on key verticals such as public safety agencies, airports, healthcare, utilities and energy and – together with Cellnex – help companies embrace their technological evolution, with the use of our Agnet solution” Davalo continues.

“We are proud to be working hand-in-hand with Airbus and are eager to contribute to transforming the market with a more cost efficient communication solution while meeting our customers’ needs” announces Mikko Uusitalo, Global Director of Mission Critical & Private Networks at Cellnex Telecom. “As telecom infrastructure market leader in Europe, Cellnex will benefit from Airbus’ extensive experience and knowledge in end-user organisation’s operations and needs, while continuing to provide next-generation solutions to our loyal customers around the continent” Uusitalo adds.

The MOU will allow both companies to gain in positioning and market leadership through the implementation and delivery of intelligent solutions to solve public-safety and business communication needs.


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