Establishing a dedicated GSM/WCDMA/LTE mobile network for use by humanitarian workers in the operational area(s). Offered for a limited period up to six months, or until the local GSM/WCDMA/LTE networks are restored and operational. Local voice connectivity between those registered in the GSM/WCDMA/LTE network, as well as voice connectivity to the PBX if a connection to the UN DPKO base in Brindisi, Italy is provided.
Emergency has resulted in disruption, unavailability, insecurity, or saturation of local GSM/WCDMA/LTE networks or no reliable voice connectivity available in the area
Local GSM/WCDMA/LTE network services fully restored and reliable voice connectivity is established or mission completed
Data rates are listed as local, as any backhaul data (i.e. international or transmission via satellite outside of the local area) are dependent on bandwidth available for transmission.
Local switching capacities, number of channels and coverage area will depend on the number of radios deployed and local topography. Standard switching capacity will be thousands of calls with hundreds of channels available. The coverage area of one cell has a radius of approximately 10 km (antenna height and line-of-site will also affect this). Additional cells can expand this coverage via microwave links and additional RBS radio equipment.
SIM cards for the ETC GSM/WCDMA/LTE system will be provided. Organizations will need to provide suitable phones handsets (GSM/WCDMA/LTE) These may be provided in some cases.
End user devices with GSM/WCDMA/LTE compatibility. Ericsson Response will provide SIM cards for handsets (terminals). All devices must be unlocked (i.e. not locked to a specific provider network) and have a removable SIM. Where possible through vendor donations, Ericsson Response will provide a limited number of handsets and/or devices.
Has been provided as an optional service in a number of emergencies.