LTE shows emergency potential at GITEX
Nedaa and Nokia demonstrate the power of next-gen networks to support emergency services
Nokia is demonstrating the power of next generation networks to support emergency services with its customer Nedaa Professional Communication Corporation at GITEX Technology Week.
Nedaa, the Dubai Government's dedicated network provider, signed Nokia last year to provide a 5G ready network, with support for IoT technologies, to service emergency services, e-government, transport and healthcare in the UAE.
Joachim Wuilmet, head of customer marketing and communications, Nokia Middle East & Africa explains that a dedicated network for government entities such as civil defence and police allows for higher security, reliability and availability for emergency services.
"The idea of having a private LTE network, is when something goes wrong you do not have to share resources as you would with a commercial network. The mandate with Nedaa is to bring connectivity for Dubai entities, to create a smart city and a safe city," he says.
"Globally we see a growing trend of government agencies working on building up their network, or in some cases having just a slice of a commercial network dedicated for public safety," Wuilmet adds.
"The beauty of LTE is that we are using standard commercial technology, meaning you can use commercial phones, so you have the benefit of LTE as an ecosystem."