Shown above are smartphones of Samsung Electronics. The firm has decided to collaborate with Airbus to develop the lot 2 of the RRF. Photo courtesy of Samsung Electronics

Two firms will cooperate to develop lot 2 of RRF

Samsung Electronics announced on Nov. 7 that it had been selected as a partner of the consortium co-sponsored by Airbus and Capgemini and led by the French Ministry of the Interior and Overseas Territories to develop the lot 2 of the Radio Network of the Future (RRF).

The implementation of this secure high-speed network, initiated by the French government, aims to modernize emergency and homeland security forces communications, according to Samsung.

To enable them to benefit from a wide range of multimedia services, Samsung and Airbus will work closely together to equip around 400,000 users with Samsung’s ruggedized mobile devices — the Galaxy XCover6 Pro smartphones and Galaxy Tab Active3 tablets.

Samsung’s ruggedized devices are designed to withstand the harshest environments and are especially suited for the needs of the national police, fire departments, and civil security.

In addition, a standardized fleet of devices will promote synergies and real-time collaboration between users and simplify maintenance, software updates, and device security.

Samsung noted that this partnership would strengthen its position as a key player in mobile security, placing high-end technology at the service of national sovereignty.

“We would like to thank Airbus for selecting Samsung as a trusted partner for this critical project,” Samsung Electronics Director Frédéric Fauchère said.

“The innovation, quality, and resistance of our ruggedized mobile devices were all criteria of choice for Airbus. We are proud to have the opportunity to put our technology at the service of the communication means of the French security and rescue forces.”

Samsung Executive Vice President KC Choi, who is in charge of the Seoul-based tech giant’s global mobile B2B team, also said that Samsung would play a key role in the collaboration.

“To be selected to work on such a significant and critical service is an honor that we take seriously,” he said.

“We have spent years building our devices to deliver the best in design, security, functionality, and durability. We are excited to see these ruggedized devices become a part of major projects like the Radio Network of the Future.”

Meanwhile, Airbus Director Eric Davalo praised the security-related technological edge of Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of memory chips and smartphones.

“Security is a particularly demanding field, and Samsung Electronics has established itself as the partner offering the leading technology perfectly adapted to the critical interventions of security and rescue forces,” he said.

“This partnership with Samsung Electronics creates new opportunities to provide them with cutting-edge innovations.”

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