World’s first cross-border emergency communication network in operation in Norway and Sweden
BAPCO/CCE 2019 Coventry - FREQUENTIS enables Norway and Sweden to strengthen emergency communication and save lives - Norway and Sweden have become the first two countries in the world to connect their national emergency communication networks. The Frequentis control room communication solution allows all Norwegian emergency centres to seamlessly manage both domestic and foreign resources on the Norwegian public safety network, Nødnett.
Sweden and Norway share a 1,619-kilometer open border. Citizens can live, work and move freely between both countries, increasing the need for interconnected emergency communication to manage possible emergencies, international crime and terrorism, as well as major public events, state visits or environmental disasters. The Norwegian air ambulances faced particular challenges when dealing with ski incidents on the Swedish side of the Scandinavian mountains, often losing network coverage.
“Allowing Norwegian and Swedish emergency services to communicate seamlessly across the two networks will vastly increase cross-border communication and the ability to save lives. We are pleased to have been a part of such an important project to transform the way that the two countries communicate during emergency situations.” says Oliver Ossege, Managing Director Frequentis Norway.
The deployment of Frequentis control room communication solution was completed in 2015 for all Norwegian emergency service centers, and updated in 2016 as part of the ISI project to support domestic and foreign TETRA resources.
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