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Norwegian early warning system TETRA upgrade

Norwegian early warning system TETRA upgrade

The Norwegian civil defence organisation – known as Sivilforsvaret – is modernising its nationwide public warning system, using Airbus Defence and Space and TC Connect AS TETRA technology. The companies will provide TMD880i modems to more tha…

Philip Mason, 21st December 2016
Hytera makes £74 million cash offer for Sepura

Hytera makes £74 million cash offer for Sepura

Hytera and Sepura have agreed on the terms of an approximately £74 million cash offer by a Hytera subsidiary for the whole of Sepura’s ordinary share capital. Under the terms of the agreement, Sepura’s shareholders are entitled to receive 20p per share …

Sam Fenwick, 16th December 2016
Airbus DS to equip three Chinese metro lines with TETRA

Airbus DS to equip three Chinese metro lines with TETRA

Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded critical communications contracts for the metro lines of three large cities in China. It will provide TETRA systems for the new lines of the provincial capitals Lanzhou and Urumqi in central and north-western Chin…

Sam Fenwick, 8th December 2016
Germany: Motorola Solutions to update RheinEnergie’s TETRA network

Germany: Motorola Solutions to update RheinEnergie’s TETRA network

Motorola Solutions has received an order to extend and update RheinEnergie’s (a German energy utility) Dimetra TETRA system. The utility’s network was the first IP-capable TETRA system installed in Germany and was installed by Motorola in 2005…

Sam Fenwick, 6th December 2016
Colombia: Sepura deploys TETRA for Pasto Municipality’s public transport network

Colombia: Sepura deploys TETRA for Pasto Municipality’s public transport network

Sepura has supplied, installed and commissioned a TETRA system for the public transport network of Pasto Municipality, Colombia, as part of an initiative to equip the country’s major cities with integrated public transportation systems. The project…

Sam Fenwick, 6th December 2016
LTE4PMR to focus on interoperability, field performance and alignment with 3GPP Release 13

LTE4PMR to focus on interoperability, field performance and alignment with 3GPP Release 13

Following a meeting in which the project’s leader, Airbus Defence and Space, gathered gathered forty representatives of the French public safety sector at its Elancourt site, near Paris in France, the French LTE4PMR R&D project to develop missio…

Sam Fenwick, 30th November 2016
Deadline on Hytera/Sepura talks extended to 9 December

Deadline on Hytera/Sepura talks extended to 9 December

Sepura has announced in a regulatory statement that the deadline by which Hytera must either make a firm offer for Sepura’s entire share capital or announce that it will not make one, has been extended by a week. Following a request from Sepura's bo…

Sam Fenwick, 30th November 2016
ASTRID User Days 2016: UAVs, mid-life upgrades and Blue Light Mobile

ASTRID User Days 2016: UAVs, mid-life upgrades and Blue Light Mobile

Frederik Langhendries summarises the ASTRID User Days event. ASTRID, the Belgian TETRA network operator, welcomed more than 1,500 participants and around 50 exhibitors  This year’s ASTRID User Days event took place in an unusual venue &ndash…

Admin, 30th November 2016
ESN for control rooms: business as usual?

ESN for control rooms: business as usual?

Philip Mason gives an update on the transition of the UK’s emergency services from the Airwave TETRA network to a LTE network provided by EE, with a focus on the implications for control rooms The Emergency Services Network has the potential to…

Philip Mason, 30th November 2016
Critical Communications MENA: Paving the way for mission-critical LTE

Critical Communications MENA: Paving the way for mission-critical LTE

This event made it clear that the focus has shifted from TETRA versus LTE to acceptance that mission-critical LTE is coming. But which network models will meet the needs of public safety users without breaking the bank? Sam Fenwick reports Lieutenant g…

Sam Fenwick, 30th November 2016
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