Belgian emergency start sending photos via secure 3G connection




Belgian emergency can send photos and documents from April through 3g. Movement of emergency overrides other 3G traffic. The service works by Belgacom, but can also be via Mobistar and Base.

The network’s name Blue Light Mobile inherited and complements existing communication channels. There are ongoing tests and if it went well, it goes live network in April, reports Datanews. Bluelight Mobile gets priority over other 3G traffic, which in busy emergency first data to be sent. If the Belgacom network is not available, the communication goes through another network. In Belgium, Mobistar and Base, but near the border may also networks of Dutch, German or French providers.

The data sent with emergency Blue Light Mobile, walk through a VPN connection and encrypted. There is also a ‘private cloud’ for the emergency services to store data. What are the costs for the 3G network of emergency services, is unknown.

The communication will be via 3G, but may later go through 4g. What speed is that BLM uses, is unclear. Belgian emergency use tetra network Astrid communication, similar to C2000 in the Netherlands.


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