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Nokia (NOK) Widens ViTrust Critical Communications Portfolio

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Nokia Corporation (NOK - Free Report) has announced its decision to expand the ViTrust critical communications portfolio to enhance advanced communications for first responders. It will provide services to enable the first responders benefit from high-performance applications on their public safety devices. 

The services allow smooth functioning of operations for public safety agencies on a multi-vendor and multi-technology mission critical communications environment.

Nokia’s device software customization service will help first responders with faster agency adoption of new Android based devices.

The company will ensure high quality performance of reliable real-time video and other mission-critical broadband applications, given its competence in end-to-end LTE solutions across devices, operating systems, applications and network nodes.

Care for public safety service satisfies the most demanding communications needs of public safety organizations. Nokia will provide superior local and launch support, compliant with regulatory, security and confidentiality requirements, besides ensuring quicker and low-risk deployment of new technologies and skills. A European operator using this service has been benefitting from lower operational and downtime risks, faster stabilization of service levels and meeting of public safety requirements.

Apart from these two services, Nokia’s innovations for public safety render rapid verification of mission-critical network coverage levels.

Nokia has been inking deals for quite some time to drive growth. The company recently won a contract worth approximately TWD (Taiwan Dollar) 1.75 billion from Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (CHT - Free Report) , a Taiwanese telecommunication service provider for 3G network quality maintenance. Nokia in collaboration with Chunghwa Telecom plans to bring G.Fast — ultra-broadband access technology — to Taiwan, driven by a surge in 4K TV and HD video services in Taiwan exerting severe pressure on the service providers’ capacity to deliver ultra-broadband access to their customers.

Earlier in the year, Nokia and Apple (AAPL - Free Report) signed a patent license and business cooperation agreement to settle all disputes related to intellectual property. Following the deal, Nokia got an up-front payment in cash from Apple.

Last year, the company expanded its patent cross-licensing deal with Samsung Electronics to boost licensing sales.

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