Ericsson on Thursday said it had launched a critical communications broadband portfolio for the benefit of service providers.
Per Narvinger, Head of Product Area Networks, Ericsson, said that this would enable service providers to meet the business and mission-critical needs of industries and public safety agencies.
According to him, Ericsson has developed a new portfolio comprising three offerings: Critical Network Capabilities; Critical Broadband Applications; and Flexible Deployments for both local private networks, and nationwide mission-critical LTE networks.
“When communication is disrupted by minutes, seconds, or even milliseconds, it can have huge consequences for business operations or serious implications for public safety.
“Hence the need for fast and reliable communication is therefore paramount.
“Such critical communications are used in many areas: from first responders and nationwide emergency services to workforce safety in enterprises.
“There is a growing demand for business-and mission-critical broadband for such cases, service providers need to deliver the highest level of availability, reliability and security to meet this demand, ’’ Narvinger said in a statement.
He also noted that “the company sees growth opportunities for service providers and government operators by addressing new segments with LTE/5G networks’’.
Narvinger said that the critical broadband portfolio would enable customers to effectively secure the critical communication needs of sectors such as public safety, energy and utilities, transportation, and manufacturing.