Telecom Namibia updates country’s telex system

08 November 2019

Navtex is a navigational system used on board the vessels to provide short range maritime safety information on coastal waters

Navtex is a navigational system used on board the vessels to provide short range maritime safety information on coastal waters

Telecom Namibia and the Ministry of Works and Transport have inaugurated a navigational telex (Navtex) station to the tune of N$7.5m at Walvis Bay.

The first of its kind in Africa, the station provides navigational and meteorological warnings, forecasts and maritime safety information to ships.

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Viavi partners with Tait for automated critical comms testing platform

08 November 2019

Viavi Solutions has partnered with Tait Communications to provide automated test capabilities for Tait P25 and DMR series radios on the Viavi 3920B Radio Test Platform, formerly an Aeroflex offering.

It means end-users have automated testing for Tait TP/TM 9100, TP/TM 9300 and TP/TM 9400 radio families. 

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Philippines police handed Hytera DMR network

06 November 2019

The previous PNP analogue radio communications system was put in service in 1995 and has a lifecycle of 10 – 12 years

The previous PNP analogue radio communications system was put in service in 1995 and has a lifecycle of 10 – 12 years

The Philippines National Police (PNP) launched Hytera’s digital mobile radio (DMR) communications system in a bid to strengthen PNP connectivity through digital transformation.

Unveiled during the Philippines Communications and Electronic Service 77th Founding Anniversary, Chinese firm Hytera provided “an intelligent” DMR trunking system and about 20,000 digital terminals.

The new system can be integrated with many others, such as the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and a car identification database for queries.

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Telma signs deal with Ericsson

18 October 2019

Telecom Malagasy (Telma) chief executive officer Patrick Pisal-Hamida announced to the press the signing of a US$100m commercial contract with Ericsson, spanning the 2019-2023 period.

Under the agreement signed last July, the Swedish technology company will provide Telma with extension, optimisation and software upgrade services for its main network and radio access network to increase capacity and peak throughput.

Signed by Patrick Pisal-Hamida and Nora Wahby, customer unit head of Morocco and West Africa at Ericsson, the four-year agreement provides for the deployment of 2,000 mobile sites that will enable Telma to complete its network coverage of the country.

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