Expway, Bittium join forces to offer first-ever LTE broadband mobile devices with push-to-talk, push-to-video
“Public Safety authorities have stringent quality requirements for mission critical communications, as their voice and data services have to run securely, reliably and efficiently in any situation,” Tero Savolainen, director of special devices at Bittium, said. “LTE Broadcast enables sharing huge amounts of data quickly and simultaneously to all users, freeing up network capacity to other LTE services. We are proud to work with Expway in bringing this solution to public safety markets worldwide.”
Most mobile public safety devices in use today are limited to voice communication. Often, they cannot transmit multimedia data to first responders. This makes LTE broadband a growing market for them. For the next five years, the market should grow by 40 percent a year.
“Bittium is one of the leading providers of mission-critical devices, and this announcement further proves its drive to innovate and provide products the market needs,” Claude Seyrat, Expway CMO, said. “We are delighted to be the first with Bittium, to bring LTE Broadcast mobile devices to the public safety market. Both companies are committed to improve the safety and situational awareness of emergency teams, through the use of LTE Broadcast.”