Nordic Telecom joins TCCA


Czech operator Nordic Telecom has announced its membership of TCCA.

The company possesses its own networks operating in the 3.7 GHz and 420 MHz bands. In 2018, it launched the world’s first dedicated LTE network for public protection and disaster relief users in the 410-430 MHz band.
Nordic Telecom provides connectivity to both first responders and those operating in business-critical sectors such as energy distribution.
Speaking of the decision to join TCCA, director of the company Petr Horák said: “As a pioneer in the field, we are looking forward to proving to the market that mission critical and business critical services can be provided on an LTE network.
“We are convinced that the critical communications industry needs to unite in an organisation such as TCCA to be able to benefit from standardisation, harmonisation and economies of scale,”
TCCA chief executive Tony Gray said: “With the current challenges faced around the world, the need for critical communications is ever more crucial. We are delighted to welcome the Nordic Telecom team with their history of innovation. We look forward to sharing knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the Nordic Telecom business, the wider TCCA membership, and most importantly the critical end-users.”
The 410-430 MHz frequency range has been standardised by 3GPP within the technical specification TS 36.101 for the operation of duplex LTE-FDD systems as an LTE Band 87. This band is also harmonised 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 LTE 410-430 MHz network is currently being trialled and Nordic Telecom is fully focused on integration and validation activities and preparing friendly user trials with potential end-users. Nordic Telecom, with the support of 450 Alliance, has also published an RFP for the supply of rugged LTE Band 87 hand terminals optimised for 3GPP MCX use.

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