By 2024, Finland will start using Galileo PRS (Public Regulated Services), a location and time information service that fulfills the requirements for public safety actors. Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom is responsible for the service. Erillisverkot acts as a Galileo PRS operator.
Being able to offer suitable mobile devices to Er-illisverkot and its public safety users is a crucial part of the Virve 2.0 development project in Finland. To learn more about the device suppliers’ current offerings and near time plans Erillisverkot published a Request for Information (RFI) in September.
The second procurement phase of the public safety network Virve's renewal started in early October, in which Erillisverkot will purchase mission critical services for the Virve 2.0 system. “Mission critical services is an entity that consists of server software running in the equipment rooms of Erillisverkot Group, applications installed on users' mobile and fixed devices and management applications related to these services," says Ari Toivonen, Development Manager of Erillisverkot Group.
The development work concerning the broadband public safety network Virve 2.0, which is led by Erillisverkot Group is one of the most important governmental ICT project in the near future. Virve 2.0 is also a major leap at the international scale, since it makes mobile broadband services available for authorities in cooperation with the newly selected commercial partners.
Erillisverkot will acquire the broadband Virve 2.0 radio access network as a service from Elisa and the core systems from Ericsson. With this procurement, Erillisverkot will ensure the continuity of critical communications and operational capability of public safety in all situations in the future.
Climbing on a Super Puma helicopter, on an Allegro train traveling over two hundred, and observing missions on a guard ship Turva. Reetta Siltasalmi-Kautto, service designer for Erillisverkot, has toured the Finnish Border Guard's facilities to learn about the authorities' activities. She utilizes the information she collects in the development of Virve 2.0, the next generation of the authority network in Finland.
For the first time, the Barents Rescue exercise brought together the networks of authorities in Finland, Sweden and Norway. The exercise showed that common talk groups can already be put into practice.
The direct transmission of Finnish election results requires fast and secure communication between the director and journalists.
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