Norwegian energy giant rolls out TETRA


Sepura partner Wireless Communications AS has supplied Gudbrandsdal Energy Nett AS (GE Nett) in Norway with its SC20 and SC21 handsets, replacing the operator’s previous analogue solution.

Existing as part of the Gudbrandsdal Energy Group, GE Nett owns and operates the electricity grid in a number of municipalities around the country. It’s area of operation, according to the company, is around 3,700 square kilometres, serving 20,000 customers, including across difficult terrain such as valleys and mountains.

It has recently joined the Norwegian emergency services TETRA network Nødnett.

Speaking of the procurement, GE Nett operation technician Svein Roger Aanstad said: “After using Sepura’s SC20 and SC21 models for four months, our experience is that the radio communication delivers clear sound at all times. This is essential in the noisy environments that we work in, where there is a significant risk to life if emergency messages are not received and understood.

“Our lives depend on the communications from these radios, so they need to be tough, reliable and excellent quality. The radios are robust and intuitive to use, even for first time users.“

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