As emergency services, security agencies and the armed forces go digital, they need new high-data-rate multimedia mobile communication services. They need solutions that are secure, resilient and interoperable, unlike legacy PMR systems, which are becoming increasingly obsolete. As new threats emerge, secure hybrid 4G/5G systems based on private and/or commercial infrastructures offer a unique opportunity for operational units to collaborate faster, more efficiently and in greater security. Today, they have a crucial role to play in critical infrastructure protection, major event security and critical civil and military missions.
In today’s global threat landscape, ensuring the continuum between defence and security services is of vital strategic importance. Staying abreast of the latest developments also calls for greater agility than ever before – and that influences your choice of communication technologies.
Innovative communication solutions like secure, resilient 4G/5G unleash the collaborative potential of your units on the ground and are crucial to the success of your missions.
Forces can operate with unprecedented levels of securely. They have the capability to coordinate their protection and first responder missions more effectively than ever, and issue distress calls when needed to ensure the safety of citizens and their own security in all circumstances.
With a resilient 4G/5G solution, emergency services and security and defence forces benefit from a secure, mobile communication system that is available at all times, in all locations and in all circumstances:
- High-availability (>99.999%), high-data-rate, secure, resilient priority communications for voice, data, video and intranet and internet access based on private 4G/5G infrastructure networks at a critical site or via commercial operators for national coverage.
- Direct local connectivity when outside the coverage of infrastructure networks (or when they are unavailable) for basic voice, distress and geolocation services.
- Each emergency and security service has its own specific roles and procedures. 4G/5G solutions from Thales and its partners are standard, open solutions that can be readily tailored to each use case. Thales works with customers to co-design these solutions in line with their unique set of requirements.
For homeland security operations such as protecting critical infrastructure (critical industrial sites, military bases, etc.), securing large events or organising an emergency response after a natural disaster, secure hybrid 4G/5G solutions offer a number of major benefits.
They improve the maintenance and sharing of the tactical situation. They guarantee the interoperability that organisations need for a better coordination and efficiency of operations, while offering simplicity of handling similar to personal use with a smartphone. In addition, they support the integration of numerous operational applications and can connect to other users in secure mode via external networks, such as governmental agencies.
Thales's 4G/5G offer is cybersecured by design and sovereign without any impact on the user experience. A Security Operation Centre (SOC) supports it, if necessary.
Military 4G/5G solutions deployed in overseas theatres improve operational superiority in constrained environments. They are an efficient way for the forces in the field to raise the operational tempo and cooperate more effectively.
4G/5G networks are a logical extension to high-throughput communication systems (satcom and LOS), providing quick and secure access to broadband wireless services or mobile command applications within and between command posts deployed in the theatre.
Thales's 4G/5G solutions are designed to be complementary and fully interoperable with our combat net radios (PR4G, SYNAPS) to guarantee that information flows smoothly between all the different levels in the chain of command.
Military 4G/5G solutions from Thales have been proven in combat and are fully hardened to specific constraints: climatic, mechanical, energy and/or electromagnetic.
1. Resilience by design of architecture for mission critical availability 2. A system with a very high level of cyber security 3. An open and scalable solution adaptable to each profession.
Broadband PMR - Multimedia, secure, resilient communication systems and services for efficient collaboration at 5G speed during all missions.
Facing new threats, hybrid and secure 4G/5G systems enable more efficient, faster and more secure collaboration within operational staff. They can benefit from the ability, in addition to critical voice services, to exchange real-time multimedia data and take advantage of mission applications. Today, they are essential to protect critical infrastructures, secure major events and carry out critical civilian or military missions. This brochure presents Thales’ end-to-end broadband PMR communication systems and services.