MSB strengthens Sweden’s national critical network with 5G from Ericsson 

MSB strengthens Sweden’s national critical network with 5G from Ericsson 

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has procured a 5G core network from Ericsson to develop Rakel G2, Sweden’s critical communications network for public safety and emergency services including national defence purposes. 

Police, fire brigades, emergency medical services and military organisations will be able to collaborate more effectively with enhanced situational awareness, provided by secure and fast means of sharing voice, data, images and video. 

Having a secure, accessible and resilient communications network is crucial for first responders and their organisations helping to prevent and prepare for crises and emergencies – and to operate available resources when they occur. The ability to securely communicate with guaranteed high quality in such emergency situations – particularly when multiple stakeholder agencies are involved – could be a crucial factor in saving lives. 

Ronny Harpe, Director, Rakel and Command Operating Systems, MSB, said: “A prerequisite for co-operation within our national defence is access to a robust, modern, dedicated communications system. An investment in such a system not only strengthens Sweden’s ability to collaborate and lead mission critical operations on an everyday basis, but also during potential large-scale crisis.” 

MSB’s new dual-mode 5G Core network from Ericsson will be a crucial part of Sweden’s next-generation Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) mission-critical mobile network, designated Rakel G2. 

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