Ericsson to Supply Private LTE Networks to U.N. Peacekeeping Missions
Thursday, October 25, 2018 | Comments

The United Nations selected Ericsson to supply peacekeeping missions around the globe with their own Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks providing mission-critical communications capabilities.

Alongside partner Danoffice IT, Ericsson will lead the implementation of mission-critical LTE networking equipment, as well as professional services and training.

This LTE network will provide stable, secure and future-proof mobile broadband services for peacekeeping troops, often operating in tough geographical terrain and conditions. The technology includes the latest mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT), data and video capabilities, specifically designed for professional use.

There are 14 U.N.-led peacekeeping operations around the world. These missions typically have permission to use radio spectrum for planning, coordination and implementation of their activities. The first live U.N. private LTE networks are expected to be up and running in 2019.

By standardizing their communications, the U.N. ensures peacekeeping troops will have the latest communications systems as well as a cost-effective way to add new digital broadband services, such as high-definition (HD) video for real-time situational awareness, mobile positioning and cellular internet of things (IoT), including asset management and connected logistics solutions.

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On 11/18/18, Vitor Torres said:
It is not always easy to get all these features without minimal radio infrastructure that is sometimes not easy to achieve in less favorable scenarios where everything is missing.

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