Reinforcing the maintenance of the Virve public safety network: Erillisverkot enters into an agreement with Digita
Erillisverkot has made an agreement with Digita on the maintenance of the Virve public safety network. The agreement will ensure the effective maintenance of the Virve radio network, which serves the authorities and other parties of critical importance to the security of supply.
The agreement covers maintenance services for Virve base stations, repeaters and the related antenna systems. Digita and Erillisverkot had already concluded an agreement on network construction services and backup power arrangements.
The agreement will take effect at the start of June 2022 and run from 2022 to 2025, with optional years thereafter. The five-year agreement is worth over EUR 100,000 annually. The agreement also provides the flexibility to accommodate potential changes in the scope of the radio network.
“We are happy to have concluded this package of agreements with Digita – not just for maintenance but also for network construction and backup power generators. Digita is a strong player in this field[VM1] , and we will gain the benefits of the company’s wide-ranging expertise. The agreement will strengthen our capability to provide our customers with their current Virve services cost-efficiently and to a high standard of quality. At the same time, we are building a new broadband service alongside the existing network,” states Jarmo Vinkvist, COO of Erillisverkot.
“It is great that our collaboration with Erillisverkot is expanding further. The agreement will strengthen Digita’s position as a provider of security-critical services. In addition to its nationwide coverage, Digita’s 24/7 Service Operation Center will ensure high-quality Virve services,” confirms Markus Ala-Hautala, COO at Digita.
The Virve public safety network will be modernised and transformed into the broadband Virve 2 service in the 2020s https://www.erillisverkot.fi/virve2-0/.
Harri Lipponen, Account Director, Digita
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Erillisverkot provides the organizations responsible for the security and functionality of the society with mission critical services, software services for situational awareness and services securing critical infrastructure and communication. Erillisverkot is a wholly state-owned special-purpose company. For further information: www.erillisverkot.fi, social media @erillisverkot
Digita is a provider of digital infrastructure and services and the country’s largest independent owner of telecommunication masts. We ensure the functionality of everyday connections and the availability of diverse communications for all Finns while respecting the environment. The company owns and operates Finland’s leading national terrestrial television and radio network, acts as a pay-TV operator for the antenna network, and develops future broadcasting services. Digita’s telecommunications services include private networks, indoor coverage solutions, telecommunications mast and rooftop management services, as well as Internet of Things (IoT) and data center services. Services are provided to media companies, consumers, mobile operators, industry, infrastructure companies and property owners. Digita employs more than 200 experts nationwide and we want to be the best workplace in our industry for everyone. www.digita.fi