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Entries » Blog » Meeting halfway to the North Pole – Completion of Motorola Solutions’ largest project Author: Hilde Holte Eriksen

Meeting halfway to the North Pole – Completion of Motorola Solutions’ largest project Author: Hilde Holte Eriksen

Created Dec 01 2015, 6:00 AM by Paul Jeffs

Nødnett is the new digital TETRA network for emergency and rescue services in Norway. The official opening of nationwide Nødnett takes place in Kirkenes of Northern Norway today. His Majesty King Harald of Norway and Norwegian Justice Minister Anders Anundsen will both participate in the opening.

Follow us on Twitter @MotSolsEMEA for live updates from the event.

Our customer, the Norwegian Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK) is hosting the Nødnett opening event in Kirkenes today, on Tuesday 1st December.

Motorola Solutions took over as the prime contractor of Nødnett to the Norwegian authorities in February 2012. Since then, our team of more than 500 people from 32 nations with partners and subcontractors, has designed, ordered, built, installed, integrated and tested every component of the Nødnett system.

The core network consists of multiple switches (MSO) in secure locations based on a Dimetra IP platform. The core network is connected to a nationwide radio network of 2100 base stations with a resilient transmission system of 300 rings and 600 connections. The radio coverage includes over 300 tunnels and Air-Ground-Air coverage for rescue and police helicopters.

More about the Nødnett project:

More facts about the Nødnett system:

  • 310 road tunnel installations
  • 758 kilometres of tunnel coverage including the longest tunnel in the world: Lærdal at 24,509 meters and the world’s deepest subsea tunnel: Eiksund at 287 meters below sea level
  • 330 emergency call centres for police, fire and health
  • 27 police regions connected
  • 18 fire regions, 280 fire and rescue units, 620 fire stations connected
  • Health: ambulances and paramedic services, 19 regional medical emergency call centres with ambulance services, 200 emergency rooms and municipal call centres (deployment continues in 2016)
  • 1.5 million voice calls per month
  • 35,000 daily users across Norway
  • 47,000 users are connected in total including voluntary rescue organisations, customs and more. New users are added to the system on a weekly basis.
  • TETRA radio deliveries for fire users nationwide include 16,000 handheld radios and 2 500 vehicle installations in fire trucks, snow mobiles and boats
  • Further TETRA radio deliveries for selected police and health regions

Nødnett is delivered on schedule and is now fully operational across Norway as one of the most advanced public safety communication systems in the world. It’s all about providing secure and reliable communication enabling the emergency services to do their job. Saving Lives.

Read the press release here.

More blog posts from Nødnett about the Nødnett radio network and covegage testing and about the nationwide Fire services in Norway

Read more about Nødnett here and our customer The Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK) here.


Hilde Holte Eriksen is Communications Manager for Nødnett and the Nordics region

Hilde is on Linkedin

Follow @MotSolsEMEA on Twitter and look out for #Nødnett and #Noednett too!