Leonardo & Alea Join Forces to Develop 5G Mission Critical Communication Solutions
Leonardo announced that it has signed an agreement with Alea, a company specializing in mission-critical communication software, to develop multimedia broadband solutions for the public security and professional markets
The solutions developed will leverage the specifications developed by the 3GPP standardization body for mission-critical communications on LTE: voice (MCPTT: Mission Critical Push-To-Talk), video (MC-Video: Mission Critical Video) and data (MC-Data: Mission Critical Data). They will also contribute to decisively drive future developments towards 5G networks.
The agreement signed is important for the expansion of Leonardo’s portfolio of solutions and services and is part of a strategy of evolution for the professional communications market, characterized by growing demand for narrowband and broadband integrated solutions adhering to international standards. Mobile radios based on the TETRA standard are expected to be the best operational choice for many years to come but the ability to connect to LTE and 5G in future is becoming a must. Leonardo fully understands these additional needs and is able to play a key role in the evolution path towards next generation mission-critical mobile services.
Through this agreement, Leonardo confirms its role in the design, development and supply of new generation services and communication systems for emergency and public safety applications (PPDR - Public Protection and Disaster Relief): from solutions based on TETRA and DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) to those for LTE / 5G networks, from operational rooms for physical and cyber security to advanced multimedia services.