Historically, land mobile radio (LMR) has been the cornerstone of mobile critical communications, particularly in industries like public safety and transportation. The simplicity and reliability of LMR is considered essential for critical communications because when involved in a dangerous or high-pressure situation ease of use is a top priority. However, with the tremendous advances in cellular communications and smart devices, multi-faceted communication beyond a simple verbal exchange can be just as important during emergency situations. The interoperability provided by an ultra-rugged mobile phone with mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) capabilities, like those offered by Sonim Technologies and PrioCom, extends the communication opportunities that are inherently limited by a LMR network, allowing for a more effective response.

MCPTT Reliability with PrioCom and Sonim

When considering making the transition from LMR to an ultra-rugged device with MCPTT capabilities, a top concern for many users is the reliability of communication. How can you be sure that in the event of a natural disaster or large-scale emergency, your cellular network will not fail? PrioCom has recognized this concern and together with its partners, Sonim and TASSTA, the mobile operator offers an end-to-end push-to-talk (PTT) service with priority access to T-Mobile’s mobile network in the Netherlands.

This combined effort has improved critical communications and is providing the only end-to-end ecosystems for MCPTT available in the Netherlands. By approaching the market together, the partnership offers users in industries such as security, transportation, e