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Airbus’ Chinese Metro partnership

Airbus’ Chinese Metro partnership

Airbus has won the contract to supply a TETRA radio system for the Chongqing metro in China. The single integrated system, which will stretch across four underground lines, will include three switch centres to support cross-line train dispatching and sec…

Philip Mason, 13th April 2017
Airbus and Erillisverkot help secure ski contest in Finland with TETRA

Airbus and Erillisverkot help secure ski contest in Finland with TETRA

Airbus and Erillisverkot, the operator of the nationwide public safety radio network VIRVE, have supplied TETRA radio communications to help secure the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland, which are currently taking place, running between…

Sam Fenwick, 24th February 2017
Airbus supports 53rd Munich Security Conference with TETRA

Airbus supports 53rd Munich Security Conference with TETRA

Airbus will equip the 53rd Munich Security Conference with a secure Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) network together with TETRA network operator Stadtwerke München. The event will take place on 17-19 February and will host more than 30 heads of state…

Sam Fenwick, 16th February 2017
ASTRID outlines network improvement plans

ASTRID outlines network improvement plans

Belgian secure radio communications operator ASTRID has received government approval for a €117 million investment in improvements to the network infrastructure. The management and investment plan, which will be in place until 2020, was signed off b…

Philip Mason, 30th January 2017
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
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
In-tunnel coverage: Inside knowledge

In-tunnel coverage: Inside knowledge

Radio coverage in transport tunnels is essential for safety as well as tunnel management. Richard Lambley explores recent innovations in technology and practice For consumers and professional users alike radio coverage in enclosed spaces is increasingl…

Richard Lambley, 30th November 2016
Airbus pager's Germany trials

Airbus pager's Germany trials

Airbus Defence and Space has launched a TETRA-based pager - P8GR - aimed at the public safety authorities market. The device has already been rolled-out to around 50,000 firefighters and public safety workers in the German regional state of Hesse. This f…

Philip Mason, 23rd November 2016
Airbus DS launches application developer programme

Airbus DS launches application developer programme

Airbus Defence and Space has launched its global SmarTWISP app developer programme. Through the programme Airbus intends to create a new application ‘ecosystem’ for professional mobile radio (PMR) users. Features of the programme include info…

Philip Mason, 4th November 2016
Airbus outlines ASTRID effort

Airbus outlines ASTRID effort

Airbus Defence and Space has described its contribution to the ongoing modernisation of Belgium’s TETRA network. Appearing at this year’s ASTRID user event, which took place earlier this month near Brussels, the company also presented a range…

Philip Mason, 27th October 2016
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