Nokia wins managed services deal from Germany’s Public Safety Agency

Nokia has won a managed services deal from Germany’s Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS) to provide technical, maintenance and management services for the German nationwide BDBOS public safety digital radio network.
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Nokia said it will support mission-critical communications infrastructure across German national, federal and local Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) agencies. By delivering an extensive range of managed infrastructure services, Nokia will ensure the highest levels of network availability.

Nokia is responsible for system upgrades at base station sites. Nokia will support a network-wide IP migration program that will involve more than 8,000 technical modifications.

In addition, Nokia will help to migrate Digitalfunk BOS network from TETRA TDM to IP. This will simplify system architecture, increase flexibility and facilitate integration with associated communications systems.

Frank Buddrus, Vice President, BDBOS, said: “Nokia will help manage the next phase in the future of BOS Digitalfunknetz.”

The BDBOS network has more than 962,000 subscribers and handles approximately 47 million calls each month. The network enables fast, reliable nationwide, cross-organizational communications and facilitates efficient and safe implementation of complex missions – especially in crisis and disaster situations.

The BDBOS network is the world’s largest based on the international TETRA standard, which incorporates more than 4,800 base stations and provides radio coverage for 99.2 percent of the Federal Republic of Germany.