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Nokia Networks expands public safety capabilities of LTE network in a box with Harris BeOn® #APCO2015

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Nokia Networks expands public safety capabilities of LTE network in a box with Harris BeOn® #APCO2015


  • Integration with Harris BeOn provides secure, mission-critical communication applications in disasters or isolated areas
  • Both companies to showcase solution this week at APCO 2015
  • Partnership with Harris is a key part of Nokia’s strategy to bring the power of broadband to public safety globally with an ecosystem that offers best-in-class solutions


Washington, DC – 17 August 2015


Nokia Networks has expanded its LTE network in a box (NIB) solution by integrating  the BeOn communications suite offered by its public safety partner Harris Corporation. The compact, rapidly deployable LTE NIB now offers BeOn land mobile radio-like (LMR) applications, including push-to-talk, situational awareness, group messaging, location tracking and streaming video over the public safety broadband LTE network. Vital public safety communications can be implemented at rural emergency scenes and disaster areas without network coverage in minutes instead of days.


The partnership with Harris is an important component of Nokia’s strategy to create a superior broadband public safety ecosystem with companies that are experts in their fields. This allows Nokia to complement its industry-leading LTE solution with best-in-class solutions and public safety specific applications, and address the urgent needs of first responders for high bandwidth, reliable and secure communications. Nokia and Harris will showcase their latest collaboration at APCO 2015, held August 16-19 in Washington, DC.


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The Nokia LTE NIB: more specifics

  • Having voice and data services in areas with limited or no network coverage is a critical requirement for first responders. The Nokia LTE NIB offers standard authorized IP connectivity and can provide complete LTE network coverage for users in minutes.
  • The compact LTE NIB can be pre-installed to public safety vehicles or to trailers with antenna mast for full macro site coverage.
  • It includes an eNodeB base station and a tightly integrated core network, which can also serve several neighboring eNodeBs if transmission connections are available.
  • The Nokia LTE NIB with its mobile edge computing (MEC) capability facilitates implementation of Harris BeOn.
  • This MEC capability provides robust and secure communications as well as agile and flexible integration of third party applications at the network edge that consequently benefit from low latency. These applications include Self Organizing Network (SON), audio and video analytics, M2M analytics, localized video broadcasting, intelligent map application, augmented reality, and many others.
  • The Nokia LTE NIB offers pre-standard ‘isolated E-UTRAN’ experience with limited or no backhaul to a central location.
  • The solution can provide wireless communication in all conditions, which is a key requirement for LTE-based public safety services.

Thorsten Robrecht, Vice President, Partner Business, Nokia Networks, said:

“By combining Harris’ mission-critical applications with Nokia Networks’ LTE solution, we create new and real value for our joint customers in the public safety community. This is at the heart of our partner ecosystem strategy. By extending our reach beyond the traditional telco industry, we can create exciting new opportunities and explore new business models together with our partners and customers.”


Michelle Johnson, Director, Product Line Management, Harris Corporation, said:

“Harris and Nokia Networks’ combined solution makes powerful on-the-scene LTE communications a reality for first responders, even when they must operate in disaster areas or outside their broadband coverage footprint. This deployable solution enables secure, unified emergency communications anywhere, and our collaboration with Nokia Networks has made it possible.”


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About Nokia

By focusing on the human possibilities of technology, Nokia embraces the connected world to help people thrive. Our three businesses are leaders in their fields: Nokia Networks provides broadband infrastructure, software and services; HERE provides mapping, navigation and location intelligence; and Nokia Technologies provides advanced technology development and licensing. www.nokia.com  

Nokia Networks, which provides broadband infrastructure, software and services, operates at the forefront of our industry. From the first ever call on GSM to the first call on LTE, we have set the pace of innovation, a record that continues with future technologies such as 5G. Together with our operator customers, who serve close to 5 billion subscribers, we are embracing the opportunity of the connected world and helping to solve its challenges.


About Harris

Harris provides advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers’ mission critical challenges.  The company has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and about 23,000 employees – including 9,000 engineers and scientists – supporting customers in more than 125 countries.  Learn more at harris.com.

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