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Nokia & BSNL To Work Together On Public Safety Projects In India

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| October 24 , 2018 , 18:05 IST

Nokia and state-owned telecommunications company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Tuesday have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on public safety projects in the country.

Under the agreement, Nokia will become BSNL's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) technology partner for public safety projects.

"As a trusted telecom service provider, BSNL is committed to providing the best technology solutions for public safety professionals. Our technology partnership with Nokia is a crucial step in this direction," Anupam Srivastava, Chairman and Managing Director at BSNL said in a statement.

A reliable and robust LTE public safety system is often critical during disaster situations as it can aid public safety workers in relief and rescue efforts.

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Leveraging the Nokia ViTrust critical communications portfolio, in particular, the Nokia Ultra Compact Network, Nokia and BSNL will explore solutions that help first responders to more swiftly locate people and assist affected communities, the statement said.

The Nokia Ultra Compact Network (UCN) is a portable solution that allows first responders to set up a reliable mission-critical mobile broadband network in minutes.

By establishing an LTE network, the first responders can securely transmit large images and videos in real-time to other workers and command centers, providing vital insight into a situation to aid public safety and rescue efforts.

"This is the first time our public safety solution will be used in India, and we are excited to leverage our ViTrust critical communications portfolio, working with BSNL to enhance public safety work and aid vital rescue operations," said J.P. Singh, head of Nokia's customer team for government business in India.

Nokia and BSNL will also explore public safety opportunities for various industry segments including Smart City deployment, border-related activities and mines and quarries in remote areas with limited connectivity.

(With Inputs From IANS)