du is testing LTE broadband trunking on 4G network to offer connectivity solutions to large enterprises, government departments, emergency services, public utilities, traffic monitoring, among others.
According to the operator, the test has established the superiority of LTE Broadband Trunking over legacy trunking systems such as TETRA and P25. LTE Broadband trunking offers high definition voice/video communications and data transfer at speeds of 100Mbps.
The LTE Broadband trunking system can be deployed across various sectors such as enterprise (mining, oil and gas, logistics, ports), government departments, emergency services, public utilities, traffic monitoring to name a few; providing connectivity in the smart city.
Saleem AlBalooshi, executive vice president, Network Development and Operations at du, said: “The successful testing of the new LTE broadband trunking services and the evolution of current trunking solutions provides tremendous opportunities in a digitised world, where real-time transfer of information is at the heart of communication. The solution complements our expanding broadband portfolio for the enterprise segment. Most importantly, it provides the infrastructure that will foster and incubate innovation and enables development of more innovative products and solutions to strengthen the ecosystem.”
AlBalooshi added: “As a pioneer, we will continue to innovate and use our experience, and latest available technologies, to provide the best possible services to new domains and cater to needs for critical communications.”
du’s state-of-the-art commercial LTE network supports peak throughput of 150Mbps, according to the telco. The 4G LTE network will empower businesses deploying LTE Broadband Trunking technology to maintain communication with field staff of offshore companies through high-definition video and audio calls (or closed user group calls), PTT (Push to Talk), video dispatch, and video surveillance.