Alcatel-Lucent and EADS Defence & Security signed an agreement in principle to jointly develop and offer a powerful mobile solution designed specifically to address the public safety market in the United States. The EADS and Alcatel-Lucent solution, based on the emerging 4G standard called LTE (Long Term Evolution) and on the public safety Project 25 (P25) standards will provide mission-critical communications to state and local public safety organizations (fire, police and ambulance departments) through a fully integrated, end-to-end solution based on advanced, reliable mobile and IP technologies.
The joint solution will greatly enhance interoperable voice, video and data communications within and between public safety agencies and help streamline operations, while reducing costs associated with maintaining multiple non-interoperable networks. EADS Defence & Security will leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s industry-leading expertise in LTE end-to-end solutions to complement its digital Land Mobile Radio (LMR) offering based on Project 25 (P25) Standards, in the dedicated spectrum for public safety communications in North America. Alcatel Lucent will leverage EADS Defence & Security's intimacy of first responders worldwide, particularly for critical applications and terminals.