Motorola to Provide Infrastructure for Norways New National Public Safety Radio Network
Motorola will deliver TETRA hardware, software, services and maintenance to Ndnett, Norway’s national public safety network
OLSO, Norway -10 January 2007 -Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that the company will supply core network infrastructure, software, implementation services and maintenance to deliver, together with Siemens, a TETRA radio communications network for the Norwegian national public safety network, Ndnett, the new multi agency digital radio communication system owned by a new separate administration body, under the Ministry of Justice and the Police.
The network will be based on Motorola’s TETRA Over IP switch solution and Motorola Dimetra IP, which offers a resilient, robust and reliable network for seamless communication. Motorola’s technology and services also support the future development of the nationwide system,including the provision ofhigherdata speeds to support the deployment of advanced mobile datasolutions.
“The tender is technology neutral. The Siemens-led team, which includes Motorola, provided the most compelling national public safety network. It scored highly in evaluation from a technical and cost perspective, and met the requirements we set out in the brief,” says Tor Helge Lyngstl, director and general manager of Ndnett. “The IP TETRA solution proved the most robust, modern and seamless solution available.”
The total implementation of Ndnett, a NOK 3.6 billion (~ 450m) investment1 that includes a shared digital radio communication network for Norway’s public safety organisations, will begin in 2007 and be available nationwide by the end of 2011. The initial implementation phase covers the southern, most populated, part of Norway and is due for completion by the end of 2008. This nationwide modern secure and robust digital radio network will improve frontline activity and coordination which will improve the safety and security of the Norwegian public.
The new network will provide the Norwegian public safety services with secure cross-functional and cross-border voice communication, talk groups, direct mode access and data transmission.
Motorola Dimetra IP is an enhanced IP-based TETRA solution that is highly flexible and scalable to integrate voice, messaging and mobile applications (such as remote access to information databases andimage transmission) on a single network.
“Serving a population of 4.6 million dispersed over a complex topography of 324,000 square kilometres, this is a significant TETRA network,” says Manuel Torres, vice president, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. “It represents one of the most up-to-date TETRA networks in the world and will deliver significant benefits to Norway’s mission-critical public safety workers, who routinely risk their own lives to protect the public.”
The contract builds on Motorola’s public safety heritage and its leading position within the TETRA market. Motorola delivered the world’s first commercial TETRA network to another Norwegian customer, Oslo Gardemoen Airport, together with Siemens 10 years ago.
Motorola is committed to innovation on the TETRA platform including the creation of applications and the development of TETRAII, the next-generation TETRA network specification designed to facilitate higher data transfer speeds.
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1 This is the Ndnett official investment figure which includes all project costs for all suppliers