TETRA radio communications for professionals

Tetrapol networks

Meeting the needs for secure radio communication

Tetrapol is a secure mobile radio communication system for professional users.

  • Delivers voice and data services
  • Provides end-to-end encryption
  • Architecture designed for multiple organisations’ use.

Tetrapol strengths

  • Very resilient to interference. This translates to great service efficiency
  • Good radio coverage
  • Organizations can use and manage their own encryption keys
  • Distributed and flexible IP based architecture.

Tetrapol around the world

Airbus Defence and Space has years of experience in delivering radio communication systems into operation. These are just a few examples of Tetrapol networks:

  • INPT, nationwide public safety network in France
  • PEGAS, nationwide public safety network in the Czech Republic
  • POLYCOM, nationwide public safety network in Switzerland
  • SIRDEE, nationwide public safety network in Spain
  • SITNO, nationwide public safety network in Slovakia

Tetrapol facts

  • 83 Tetrapol networks
  • 850 000 radio users served
  • 460 million people protected over 11 000 000 km2

System features

  • Group calls
  • One-to-one calls
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Communication between radios (Direct Mode)

Core network components

  • 1 core network ► up to 100 base stations
  • Based on IP evolution
  • Gateways (Control room, tactical bubble, external applications…)
  • Regional sub-networks can run in stand-alone (with all services available)

Radio infrastructure components

  • 1 Base station ► 40km, up to 2500 users
  • BB LTE service overlaid with voice (same coverage)

Frequency bands

  • 380-400 Mhz

Network management

  • Ergonomic Operational & Technical management
  • Group dispatch, Fleet & User profile management
  • Centralized Key management


  • Handheld radios for pedestrians
  • Mobile radios for setting up in vehicles
  • Tetrapol radio accessories

See this on video

First responders depend on their radios for critical communications. This video explains how the use of professional mobile radio benefits the public safety sector.

Video: Secure Land Communications



Tetrapol products and solutions

Evolve towards broadband
Tetrapol network modernization
The PMR-broadband integrated base station
Tetrapol MBS
Powerful and compact
TPH900 handportable Tetrapol radio 
Robust and powerful
TPH700 handportable Tetrapol radio
Intrinsically safe
TPH700 Ex handportable ATEX Tetrapol radio
Ergonomic and powerful
TPM700 mobile Tetrapol radio
Great for indoor coverage  

CDR Radio Distribution Cabinet 
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