Sepura Launches VHF TETRA Radio Solution at Critical Communications World 2022

21 June 2022

Sepura’s VHF solution includes both hand-portable and mobile radios as well as extensive, proven accessories

Sepura’s VHF solution includes both hand-portable and mobile radios as well as extensive, proven accessories

Sepura has launched its first VHF TETRA radios, providing a solution for mission critical users in challenging conditions such as extensive underground networks and remote, expansive outdoor environments.

Sepura’s VHF solution fills a notable gap in the market for quality VHF TETRA radios, complementing the reliability, security, and mission critical protocols of TETRA with the powerful audio processing of the SC Series radios, ensuring crystal clear audio in loud, wet or dusty conditions.

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Dual Mode LTE and TETRA Critical Communications Solution Launched by Sepura

20 June 2022

The SCU3 has been upgraded with a TETRA module, offering mission critical voice capability alongside LTE data connectivity

The SCU3 has been upgraded with a TETRA module, offering mission critical voice capability alongside LTE data connectivity

Sepura has launched a Dual Mode version of its SCU3 Broadband Vehicle Device, increasing the options available to critical communications users. The upgraded model has a built-in TETRA module, enabling users to combine Mission Critical Voice with the power and flexibility of data connectivity via LTE networks.


The Class 3 TETRA module in the new SCU3 Dual Mode device supports Direct Mode in the 380-473MHz band, meaning critical communications users in public safety, transport, mining and utilities can benefit from the trusted reliability and audio quality delivered by TETRA, alongside nearly three million other Sepura TETRA users around the world.

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Safaricom and Ethio to share tower power in Ethiopia

13 June 2022

Kenya’s Safaricom will share mobile telecommunication towers and relevant power with state-controlled rival Ethio Telecom in Ethiopia, after the companies reached consensus on interconnection and capacity lease agreements in the Horn of Africa nation.

The Ethiopia Communications Authority (ECA) held a joint mediation meeting with both operators and said that “agreement had been reached on all pending issues” such as sharing of tower infrastructure.

“The ongoing negotiations on tower and power sharing, transmission capacity lease and interconnection between Ethio Telecom and Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia Plc has been concluded in good faith,” the regulator said.

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Airtel, MTN launch mobile banking in Nigeria

13 June 2022

Airtel Africa and MTN Nigeria have launched their respective mobile banking services in Nigeria, both companies said.

The former made the announcement via a stock market filing and said its services are currently available via selected retail locations but will be extended across the country over the next few months.

Airtel Africa chief executive officer (CEO) Segun Ogunsanya said that the licence would allow the operator to deliver a full suite of mobile money services. He added they would improve the lives of “millions of Nigerians who do not currently have access to financial services by delivering current and savings accounts, payment and remittance services, debit and prepayment cards and more sophisticated services”.

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