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Nokia Networks enables Beach Energy to launch private LTE network

Joins forces with Challenge Networks to implement a private LTE network for Beach Energy Supplies multi-sector macro and Flexi Zone micro base stations to help Beach Energy make significant productivity gains and provide state-of-the-art voice and data services for its stakeholders Sydney, Australia – 11 January 2016 Beach Energy Limited (Beach Energy), Australia's largest onshore oil producer, has partnered with Nokia Networks and Challenge Networks to deploy a private LTE network. Powered by Nokia Networks’ radio technology and solutions provided by Challenge Networks, the network promises to deliver a truly rewarding service experience to Beach Energy’s employees. Beach Energy will also enjoy significant productivity gains arising from the lower operating expenditure incurred in using Nokia Networks’ LTE base stations, each of which can typically replace multiple WiFi access points. As part of the project, Nokia Networks has provided its high-capacity, scalable and energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations, complemented by its Flexi Zone Small Cells solutions that provide huge capacity for managing data/voice traffic generated at indoor and outdoor hotspots. Click to Tweet: Beach Energy selects @nokianetworks and Challenge Networks to deploy private #LTE network #NetworksPerform Neil Gibbins, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Beach Energy Limited, said: “The new LTE network allows our staff to access key systems, facilities and production information throughout our western Cooper Basin field area, reducing requirements for travel between sites, making operations more efficient, saving money and significantly enhancing safety. We looked at alternatives and found that the LTE network provided by Nokia Networks and Challenge Networks provided a better value proposition in comparison with traditional wireless communication technologies. Beach is proud to be an early adopter of technologies within the oil and gas industry. With Nokia Networks and Challenge Networks, we have become one of the pioneers in adopting LTE as the communications backbone of our remote operations and are pleased that it will deliver ongoing value and enable us to lead the way in low cost oil production within the Cooper Basin.” Ray Owen, Head of Singapore, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand at Nokia Networks, said: “In addition to highlighting our capabilities in deploying private LTE networks, this project is a strong reiteration of our commitment to empower one of the core sectors of the Australian economy with our radio technology. It also underlines our focus on fostering and developing robust solution partnerships with an extensive ecosystem of partners like Challenge Networks, which has the complementary strengths and local knowledge to provide solutions perfectly tailored to customer requirements.” Simon Lardner, Director at Challenge Networks, said: “We are proud to have partnered with Beach Energy and Nokia Networks for this far-reaching initiative. As an organization which specializes in delivering private LTE networks, this particular implementation assumes great significance owing to the speed of the deployment (less than eight weeks from order to launch) and it being one of the first turn key private LTE network rollouts for Challenge into the resources sector. Having worked with Nokia Networks for a diverse range of projects for many years, we share a strong collaboration and will continue to work together to bring the advantages of LTE to the resources sector in Australia and the region.” Did you know? Nokia Networks estimates that the global market for LTE public safety networks will exceed 2 bn Euros by 2019.The UK Home Office has established a program with a target to build a new Emergency Service Network (ESN) that will provide mobile services for the three emergency services (police, fire and ambulance). Currently, it is expected that the ESN will go live during 2016. Resources: Web page: Public safety Whitepaper: LTE networks for public safety services Video: Showcasing Public Safety at Nokia Innovation Day 2014 Press Release: Nokia Networks unlocks full potential of mission-critical LTE for public safety Blog: Public safety mobile broadband has real impact on people’s lives Connect with Nokia Networks: Subscribe to receive our product news alerts Website Blog Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Facebook TAGS: LTE, public safety, Beach Energy, Challenge Networks, Australia About Beach Energy Beach is an ASX-listed oil and gas exploration and production company, based in Adelaide, South Australia, with its core operations in one of Australia’s most prolific onshore oil and gas provinces, the Cooper and Eromanga Basins. Beach has established a successful operated oil business in the Western Flank of the Cooper and Eromanga Basins, and has grown to become Australia’s largest onshore oil producer. Beach also has a substantial gas business through its interest in the South Australian Cooper Basin Joint Ventures and South West Queensland Joint Ventures. This business, which is operated by Santos, includes key strategic infrastructure such as the Moomba processing facility. In addition to the Cooper and Eromanga Basins, Beach has permits in other basins around Australia, including the Otway, Gippsland, Browse, Carnarvon and Bonaparte basins, as well as permits in New Zealand, Tanzania and Egypt. About Nokia By focusing on the human possibilities of technology, Nokia embraces the connected world to help people thrive. Our businesses are leaders in their respective fields: Nokia Networks provides broadband infrastructure, software and services; and Nokia Technologies provides advanced technology development and Nokia Networks, which provides broadband infrastructure, software and services, operates at the forefront of our industry. From the first ever call on GSM to the first call on LTE, we have set the pace of innovation, a record that continues with future technologies such as 5G. Together with our operator customers, who serve close to 5 billion subscribers, we are embracing the opportunity of the connected world and helping to solve its challenges.  About Challenge Networks Challenge Networks is an Australian based telecommunication network system integrator focusing on providing customised turnkey mobile (GSM, UMTS & LTE), voice & data networks to carriers and the resources sector.  Having provided solutions in more than 15 countries, Challenge works closely with a variety of vendor partners to provide cost effective and innovate solutions. Media Enquiries Nokia NetworksCordia SoMedia RelationsPhone: +852 9747 5873E-mail: cordia [dot] so [at] nokia [dot] com Nokia CommunicationsPhone: +358 (0) 10 448 4900E-mail: press [dot] services [at] nokia [dot] com
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