FAQ

  • What capacity is Nødnett built with?

    A base station in Nødnett will have two base radios as a minimum.

    Throughout the country there will be a minimum of two base radios in each base station. It does, for example, mean that up to seven different talkgroups can be connected to the base station and talk at the same time. Each group can have many active radios, but only one can talk in his talkgroup at any given time. The more users who want to talk, the briefer each user should talk. A group call in Nødnett typically lasts only a few seconds.

    While two base radios are the minimum capacity, there are many base stations that have higher capacity, with up to four base radios.

  • What is the radio coverage in Nødnett?

    Nødnett has the following coverage requirements:

    • Coverage of up to 79 % of the surface area of the Norwegian mainland, which is equivalent to almost 100% of the population
    • Coverage for hand held radios along highways and county roads
    • Strengthened coverage in 5 km radius around all fire stations
    • Coverage of helicopter communication in the altitude of about 5000 feet
  • Who are the Nødnett users?

    The core users of Nødnett are the three emergency services: fire, police and health.

    A broad utilization of Nødnett has been a main goal from the beginning of the project. 

    Some volunteer organizations, sush as Red Cross and Customs are Nødnett users, and we expect the number of Nødnett users to increase in the future.

  • What backup power is Nødnett built with?

    Nødnett is more resilient than the commercial cellular networks.

    Nødnett have more backup power than the commercial cellular networks. Furthermore the backup power is improved compared to what the Nødnett-contract originally specified. No base stations in Nødnett have less than 8 hours of backup, while 15 percent of the base stations have 48 hours of backup electricity.

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