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Nokia selected by California Governor for Emergency Services

Infrastructure News - Published on Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Nokia has been selected by Cal OES Public Safety Communications office to upgrade CAPSNET, which is operated by Cal OES Public Safety Communications and supports the communications needs of many key state and local government public safety agencies. The network upgrade is part of a solution to transform the current time division multiplexing technology system to support more advanced Internet Protocol based networks. This will enable Cal OES to continue providing highly reliable and secure connectivity for first responders, while enhancing the network to provide higher capacity and improved availability wherever needed, both now and into the future.

The upgrade is based on Nokia’s Wavence and 7705 SAR portfolios and incorporates features specifically designed to address Cal OES’ unique needs. For the project, Nokia is replacing legacy hybrid microwave equipment with new packet-based technology while retaining full TDM interoperability. This approach will enable Cal OES to expand its bandwidth to support new IP-based applications while also increasing reliability and availability of the network, without impacting existing applications.

The Nokia Wavence is a packet-based platform that supports legacy TDM traffic and new Layer 2 and Layer 3 services. Nokia’s solution to the state also includes its latest addition to the Wavence product family, the new Microwave Packet Transceiver Plus. This provides increased capacity utilizing industry leading 4096 QAM and up to 7.5 dB more in system gain. Higher system gain can reduce the size of antennas required, lessen tower loading and extend the path distance, eliminating expensive repeater sites or just improving the availability of existing paths. The Cal OES network also includes Nokia’s Network Services Platform (NSP) enabling automation to assist in delivering transport services faster and dynamic assurance for operating the network with maximum performance and reliability.

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Thu, 14 Nov 2019
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