‘Speaking on behalf of the BroadPort consortium, we are very proud and honoured to be elected for the third and final phase of the project, which is the Pilot Phase,’, explains Charlotte Rösener, New Business Development and Programme Manager at Frequentis and founder of the Frequentis consortium. ‘As innovative European Pre-Commercial Procurement project, BroadWay aims to enhance cross-border cooperation between first responders and public safety organisations. The outcomes will be available for immediate use at European and national levels.’
The Horizon 2020 BroadWay project aims to establish a Europe-wide interoperable mobile broadband communication network for police, rescue, firefighters and other blue-light organisations, allowing them to communicate at any time, regardless of their geographical location. This helps to enable closer collaboration and save lives when disasters hit.
In early April 2021, the BroadPort consortium demonstrated the jointly developed prototype, live in front of various EU representatives. The prototype is based on an implementation of the telecommunication industry standards and an optimised orchestration for the Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) national networks. It includes new ways for public safety responders to access and share information from anywhere, with assured confidence in the security, availability, and continuity of their services. Now in the Pilot Phase, members of 75 practitioner organisations, from more than 20 different European countries, will exercise trials based on seven reference use cases.
The General Secretariat of the European Council also emphasised the importance of secure operational and EU interoperable communication for law enforcement agencies and other security practitioners to be able to properly protect and respond in case of cross-border cooperation for public spaces and major events. The BroadWay project fits perfectly within this context.
The Frequentis consortium of BroadWay Phase three consists of the following partners: Crosscall, ETELM, Halys, Municipality of Málaga, Nemergent Solutions SL and Universidad de Málaga. The subcontractors are: Arico Technologies, Control Center Apps GmbH, Comfone, Eutelsat SA, Lyfo, PrioCom B.V., Telefónica I+D, T-Mobile Netherlands B.V. and Virtual Fort Knox AG.
The BroadWay Group of Procurers includes 11 ministries or their delegated agencies responsible for providing public safety communication capabilities in their country. They currently provide mobile communication services to 1.4 million first responders across Europe. The countries involved in the BroadWay Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) include Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Ireland, The Netherlands, Romania and Spain. Find more information about BroadWay at: www.broadway-info.eu
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