SFR Introduces Broadband Push-to-Talk Service from Motorola Solutions

SFR, the second-largest telecommunications operator in France, has chosen Motorola Solutions to provide the network provider with a third generation partnership project (3GPP) mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) solution, the company said.

The next-generation broadband PTT service will be delivered by SFR through its nationwide network, enabling customers to improve operational efficiency, accelerate business productivity and enhance customer service.

Motorola Solutions´ network-integrated, mission-critical broadband PTT solution is a next-generation unified communications platform that will offer SFR customers high-quality, instant voice communication — leveraging SFR´s full network capacity. The PTT service connects individuals and groups instantly over SFR´s LTE network and includes a large set of enhanced multimedia services, such as push-to-video, push-to-text, geo-location and geo-fencing.

The mission-critical broadband PTT service also offers integration options with existing two-way radio networks used by public safety and commercial organisations, allowing users to extend PTT communications beyond the coverage boundaries of their radio system and to add new user groups that would typically not carry two-way radios. In addition, the SFR offering will also include Motorola Solutions´ rugged LTE LEX 11 device suite designed for mission-critical operations. These technologies come together to create a highly reliable, end-to-end solution spanning from the platform through the network to devices.

The new broadband PTT service is suitable for use across multiple sectors, such as transportation, construction, utilities, healthcare, public services and industrial environments. It also supports emergency services and can be easily scaled to securely add new internal staff or third-party partners, enabling rapid response to changing needs or developing situations.

Motorola Solutions is a global provider of mission-critical communications and analytics. Learn more at www.motorolasolutions.com.