Nokia signs deal with Civil Protection and Transmission Dept
Nokia has won the contract to supply the radio communication network for the Civil Protection and Transmission Department of the Turin Municipality. The system will be the first significant implementation of its kind in Italy, and it will provide the staff of Turin Municipality with seamless, highly reliable Nokia TETRA voice and data services.
The network will vastly improve the communications of the municipal staff in Turin, providing not only better coverage and functionality, but also enabling better cooperation. Its first users will be the Municipality of Turin and other local organisations who will enjoy improved secure coverage by winter 2005. Later, the coverage of the network will be extended to the whole of Turin metropolitan area, and further to the whole province of Torino, which totals about 3 million inhabitants.
The system will be put into operation at the beginning of 2005, and will initially serve around 6,000 users, with the number of users increasing up to 15,000 once it has been implemented in full.
"We are proud to be the first in Italy to deploy Nokia TETRA technology and provide the Turin Municipality with a radio communication network that represents a completely new generation, compared to the outdated analogue radio systems currently in use," says Dr. Sergio Zaccaria, Director of the Civil Protection and Transmission Department of the Turin Municipality.
"People who are responsible for the safety of others demand extreme reliability and security from radio communications. For them, Nokia TETRA system provides free mobility without compromising security. Nokia's synergies between mainstream and mission critical technologies can be harnessed to address the e-Government requirements in an ideal way. What's more, Nokia is unique in its capability to implement and bring into operation TETRA networks of all sizes, always ensuring highest-quality of performance," says Massimo Gotti, Managing Director, Nokia Italia.
"We are happy to say that the TETRA standard and the Nokia TETRA system are widely acknowledged in Italy today," says Marco Santonocito, TETRA Business Manager, Nokia Networks, Italy. "Nokia can implement TETRA systems of all sizes, always ensuring top-quality performance. The project is unique, in that it is the first significant TETRA network implementation in our country".
Under the terms of the contract, Nokia will provide Turin Municipality with digital TETRA professional mobile radio solutions, including Nokia DXTip exchanges, Nokia TETRA base stations, Nokia DWS dispatcher workstations, and Nokia NetActTM centralised network management system for the new operating centre of the Municipal Police. Nokia will also provide integration training, and care services, setting up of the terminals, and turn-key delivery of the system. The Alpitel company - a member of a temporary association of companies together with Nokia - will provide the implementation services for the project.