The Nordic public safety network operators have published a joint specification of requirements for broadband devices. The white paper includes requirements and guidelines on important device features. The paper was written for device manufacturers and intended to be considered when defining the future generation of handheld devices.
Erillisverkot has published a summary of findings based on the Request for Information (RFI) on Virve 2.0 end user devices in September 2020. The summary is compiled of the received responses and related follow-up discussions.
An important milestone was reached in the Virve 2.0 project on February 18th, 2021. This is when it became possible to test the connection between the core systems provided by Ericsson, and the radio access network provided by Elisa.
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.
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.
The Swedish company Ericsson has centred its cyber security operations on the area of Jorvas in Kirkkonummi, Finland. Ericsson’s experts are also responsible for the reliability and security of the new Virve 2.0 broadband public safety network.
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.
Climbing on a Super Puma helicopter, on an Allegro train traveling over two hundred, and observing missions on a guard ship Turva. Reetta Siltasalmi-Kautto, service designer for Erillisverkot, has toured the Finnish Border Guard's facilities to learn about the authorities' activities. She utilizes the information she collects in the development of Virve 2.0, the next generation of the authority network in Finland.