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Thales, Ericsson and EDF deploy secure private mobile networks at nuclear energy plants across France

Thales, Ericsson and EDF deploy secure private mobile networks at nuclear energy plants across France

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EDF, Thales and Ericsson have partnered on CONNECT, a project to bring secure cellular connectivity to all of EDF’s nuclear energy sites in France. Thales, a leader in network design and operation, is deploying secure communications services while also guaranteeing the overall system integration and secure networking. Ericsson is providing innovative 4G private network solutions as well as the core network, to ensure high-performance connectivity, resilience and security.

Due to the specific needs of the energy giant, cybersecurity is a key element of this collaboration and has been integrated into every step of deployment.

The new private network solution will enhance site performance, maintenance, operations and logistics. Enhanced connectivity, for example, will allow EDF employees and their partners to have remote access to all needed resources via secure terminals. The new network infrastructure has been purpose built for EDF, ensuring that the specific needs of the nuclear power provider, such as scalability, flexibility and cybersecurity are in place. An evolution towards 5G is possible in the long term.

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