Rakel Day 2016: Sweden Envisages Radio Network Upgrade Soon

  • Sweden considers Rakel (RAdioKommunikation för Effektiv Ledning) as the main platform for Public Protection and Disaster Relief to address future security threats
  • Successful Rakel Day 2016: End users showed strong interest in broadband radio communications products from Airbus Defence and Space

Elancourt, 25 October 2016 – The Swedish nationwide radio communications network Rakel, provided by Airbus Defence and Space, will be the crucial future digital platform for public security services in Sweden. This was the outcome of Rakel Day 2016, which took place in Stockholm on 6th October. The event’s organiser, the Rakel and Management & Control Systems Office – part of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency MSB – and Airbus Defence and Space stressed their will to get started together with the network’s extension and upgrade in the near future.

Airbus Defence and Space attracted attention with LTE-capable products on its stand. The 850 visitors, including police officers and rescuers, were especially interested in two features: the Tactilon Dabat, a terminal integrating a complete Tetra handheld radio and a rugged smartphone in one device, and the Tactilon Agnet, a group call app for photo and video transmission.

At the same time, Rakel Day positioned itself as an important forum for the community of Public Protection and Disaster Relief in Sweden. The event at the Stockholmsmässan gathered more distributors and radio manufacturers, but also presented a larger range of products, such as repeaters, terminals and control room solutions. In addition, decision-makers in this field expressed their willingness to cooperate more closely to find efficient technical application solutions to handle emergency situations quickly and appropriately. Intensified cross-border cooperation in terms of Professional Mobile Radio interoperability in Europe would highlight this aim.

Anke Sturtzel + 33 1 6138 5330 anke.sturtzel@airbus.com
Kai Schlichtermann + 33 1 6138 5547 kai.schlichtermann@airbus.com

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