Considerations for critical broadband device procurement

01 February 2023

Tim Clark,
TCCA Board member

Tim Clark,
TCCA Board member

Today’s mission-critical user devices are still mostly built on narrowband technologies such as TETRA and provide mission-critical voice and short messaging services. These services are often available within nationwide network coverage, utilising dedicated frequency bands. The narrowband critical communications device ecosystem is well established, including infrastructure and terminal suppliers, system integrators, service providers and resellers. From a device procurement perspective, there are existing frame agreements in place. The solution costs are well known, device lifecycles are long, and there are no major changes in the product specifications. Finally, TCCA’s TETRA interoperability (IOP) process allows for multi-vendor procurement.

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Senegal gains new emergency services network

01 February 2023

The government of Senegal, through the Ministry of the Interior, has tasked Motorola Solutions to modernize the communications network of emergency services nationwide. The contract includes the deployment of Motorola’s ASTRO P25 radio network system at more than 100 sites across Senegal.

“Our investment in this state-of-the-art communications network will help improve the safety of our citizens. By modernizing our technology, emergency services across the country can be sure they will receive clear communication when they need it most,” said Antoine Félix Abdoulaye Diome, minister of Interior of Senegal.

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Sepura deploys 500,000th TETRA radio

20 December 2022

Sepura has deployed its 500,000th TETRA radio in Germany, with the landmark device being put to work on the Munich city underground rail network.

Stadwerke München has been running a major project to renew the radio system in the city’s underground network. As part of this solution, network managers selected Sepura - through its German partners SELECTRIC Nachrichten-Systeme GmbH - to provide a fleet of more than 1,800 SC20 TETRA radios and accessories for the new network.

“Sepura products are known around the world as tough, reliable products,” said Hendrik Pieper, managing director at SELECTRIC. “We have achieved success in the world’s largest TETRA market by combining Sepura products with outstanding customer service to users in public safety and commercial organisations throughout the country. We look forward to continuing to support these customers in the future.”

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Considerations for critical broadband device procurement

14 December 2022

Tim Clark, TCCA Board member

Tim Clark, TCCA Board member

Today’s mission-critical user devices are still mostly built on narrowband technologies such as TETRA and provide mission-critical voice and short messaging services. These services are often available within nationwide network coverage, utilising dedicated frequency bands. The narrowband critical communications device ecosystem is well established, including infrastructure and terminal suppliers, system integrators, service providers and resellers. From a device procurement perspective, there are existing frame agreements in place. The solution costs are well known, device lifecycles are long, and there are no major changes in the product specifications. Finally, TCCA’s TETRA interoperability (IOP) process allows for multi-vendor procurement.

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