Czech 400 MHz Operator Nordic Telecom Joins TCCA, Releases RFP
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | Comments

Nordic Telecom, a Czech telecom operator, announced its membership in TCCA. The carrier, with the support of 450 Alliance, also published a request for proposals (RFP) for the supply of rugged LTE band 87 hand terminals optimized for 3GPP mission-critical communications use.

Nordic Telecom has networks operating in the 3.7 GHz and 420 MHz bands. The company launched the first dedicated Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the world for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) users in the 410 – 430 MHz band. The LTE 410 – 430 MHz network is in trial operation, and Nordic Telecom is focused on integration and validation activities and preparing user trials.

The 410 – 430 MHz frequency range is now standardized by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) within the technical specification TS 36.101 for the operation of duplex LTE frequency division duplexing (FDD) systems in LTE band 87. This band is also harmonized by the decision of the European Telecommunications Office ECC-Dec-16 (02) as one of the bands suitable for the implementation of broadband PPDR in Europe.

The Czech carrier is building on more than 13 years of experience in providing professional broadband services, with a skilled team to support a range of critical users and scenarios. These include first responders and technical professionals securing business critical infrastructure such as energy distribution networks.

“As a pioneer in the field, we are looking forward to proving to the market that mission and business-critical services can be provided on an LTE network,” said Petr Horák, director of Nordic Telecom. “We are convinced that the critical communications industry needs to unite in an organization such as TCCA to be able to benefit from standardization, harmonization and economies of scale.”

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