RAKEL is the Swedish national digital communications system used by the emergency services and others in the fields of civil protection, public safety and security, emergency medical services and healthcare. It is the world's geographically largest TETRA public safety network.
Many organisations rely on RAKEL
RAKEL is shared by a large number of Swedish public safety organisations, such as the police, fire brigades, ambulances, civil defense, frontier guards, defense forces, customs, prison administration, social and health services and the navigation administration.
Roll-out for the network was completed in December 2010.
There are around 70,000 users on the network and it helps provide security for 10,000,000 people. The network comprises 23 switches and around 1,850 base stations (380-400 MHz).
The Swedish public safety relies on RAKEL communications for everyday operations. In addition, communication over the network plays an important role in securing large events. The 2015 Ski World Championships in Falun were just one example of such an event.
Nationwide Public Safety Networks