Motorola rolls out MCPTT to French comms provider


Motorola Solutions has announced that it is providing the second-largest nationwide telecommunications operator in France, SFR, with 3GPP compliant mission critical push-to-talk technology.

According to the company the PTT service will “connect individuals and groups instantly over SFR’s LTE network, with enhanced multimedia services including push-to-video, push-to-text, geo-location and geo-fencing.” 
The solution - again, according to Motorola - can also be integrated with existing two-way radio networks, as used by both public safety and commercial organisations. The first French organisation to implement the system is the national railway SNCF, with other potential sectors including construction, utilities, healthcare and the emergency services.
The SFR offering will include Motorola’s ruggedised LTE LEX 11 device, which is designed for mission-critical operations.
Speaking of the technology, Gregory Rabuel, executive director at SFR Business said: “The new broadband PTT service will allow our business and government customers to take advantage of two way-radio-communication and broadband technologies over SFR’s leading LTE infrastructure.
“As one of France’s leading specialists in telecoms and communications, SFR is committed to providing the very highest quality of service and reliability to its customers, especially as the technology is crucial in mission-critical situations.”
Rail company SNCF will start making the new technology available to its staff early this year, with Paris and the adjacent Île-de-France region first to receive the upgrade.

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