EE to deliver air-to-ground 4G for the emergency services

EE, working with Nokia, have announced the world’s first 4G Air-to-Ground network. The A2G network will support 300,000 emergency service personnel, providing high speed 4G broadband services, with a range from 500 feet up to 10,000 feet above ground.

It’ll deliver seamless connectivity between ground operations and air – connecting people, sensors, aircraft and helicopters with the highest security and reliability. EE will be providing the network equipment as part of an initial seven site trial in North Wales and London. Once done, the network will be deploying the kit to over 80 Home Office acquired network sites across the UK.

Richard Harrap, Managing Director ESN at EE, told us..

We’re thrilled to partner with Nokia to build a first-in-class and ground-breaking 4G Air-to-Ground network for emergency services across the UK. Our deployment of this reinforces our network leadership as the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network, and harnesses Nokia’s deep expertise in network equipment and installation of an Air-to-Ground solution.