Motorola Solutions and Nokia Siemens seal Norwegian TETRA Nodnett project

Telecom Lead Team:
Motorola Solutions
and Nokia Siemens Networks have announced that they finalized the transaction
to transfer responsibility for the Norwegian nationwide TETRA Nodnett project
including the NSN transfer of 25 employees from NSN locally in Norway to
Motorola Solutions.


Both companies have obtained all regulatory approvals,
including Norwegian government approval for the transaction.


Motorola Solutions has assumed responsibility for the
continued roll out, implementation and operation of the nationwide Nodnett
network for Norway´s public safety agencies with immediate effect.


“Based on our experience gained in-country and
elsewhere, we are confident that we can deliver a mission-critical network that
DNK and the Norwegian public safety community can rely on,” said Manuel Torres,
corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Solutions, Europe,
Middle East and Africa.


The revenues for Motorola Solutions as the prime
contractor through 2026 are anticipated to be approximately US$750 million.
This project represents one of Motorola Solutions’ largest nationwide public
safety contracts.


The agreement to take over the project as the prime contractor
from NSN was announced earlier this year on 11th January.


Nodnett is the multi-agency digital radio communication
system owned by a separate administration body, Direktoratet for
Nodkommunikasjon (DNK The Directorate for Emergency Communication), which
leads the development of the communication network for emergency and public
safety services in Norway and is subordinated to the Ministry of Justice.


Motorola said that with this transfer of responsibility,
it broadens its scope from being sub-supplier of the technology for the core
TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) digital radio communications infrastructure.


Mission critical communications are a core area for
Motorola Solutions, and we are pleased that the company’s role in the project is
being expanded. Motorola Solutions has been a key supplier of the core
technology in the Nodnett Project from day one and the rollout will continue on
schedule,” said Tor Helge Lyngstol, director, The Directorate for Emergency
Communication (DNK), Norway.


Recently,  Motorola Solutions announced that it will gain from a congressional deal providing $6.5
billion to set up a high-speed wireless network for first responders in the


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