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Press release: Erillisverkot takes steps to secure the Virve 2.0 project targets - procurement of new application services postponed

Erillisverkot has taken decisive steps to ensure the Virve 2.0 development project can be delivered as planned by postponing the procurement of application services to 2024. This will secure the services relied upon by our public safety in their daily line of duty during migration from the current Virve network to the Virve 2.0 mobile broadband services.

Erillisverkot renewed Virve´s maintenance agreement with Airbus

Erillisverkot Group and Airbus Secure Land Communications (SLC) have entered into a renewed Virve maintenance agreement until 2025. The agreement is a continuation of previous maintenance agreements and covers switching and base station technology as well as application maintenance and support services.

Procurement of mission-critical services in the Virve 2.0 development project begins

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.

Mobile network enables remote control and other new features of Virve 2.0

New opportunities open for safety operators as the Virve 2.0 public safety network begins using Elisa’s broadband 4G and 5G mobile networks. Future applications that can help rescue services and actors critical for the security of supply in the field include remote-controlled tractors used in clearing work and real-time video transmitted by drones. The first testers will begin using Virve 2.0 at the end of 2021.

Virve 2.0 to enable world-class cooperation between the authorities also in the future

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.