Nokia router gets FirstNet sign-off

Nokia’s 7705 SAR-Hmc wireless service aggregation router has been certified for use on FirstNet.

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According to the company, the device is designed to extend service routing to “remote sites, hubs and network edges” while also supporting smart grid distribution automation. It integrates IP/MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) fast packet switching.

Speaking of the certification process, a Nokia spokesperson said: “Before being approved for use on FirstNet, devices are subjected to hundreds of tests covering many aspects, from security and durability to network impacts. This ensures that these devices can meet the needs of first responders.”

Ricky Corker, president of Nokia customer operations for Americas, said: “Keeping first responders and critical infrastructure connected during a crisis keeps all of us safer. We’ve purpose-built our 7705 SAR-Hmc for smart grid modernisation, and it is proven in the utility market.

“With our FirstNet-ready router, we can now provide secure wireless access across the US for public safety, the utility industry, and state, local and federal government agencies.”

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