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Airbus supports Abu Dhabi F1 with secure and reliable technology

13 December, 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13th December 2019 – Airbus was chosen as the official secure communications technology provider for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The security teams and coordinators of the Formula 1 race used the company’s Tetra network solutions to safeguard the venue and secure the smooth running of the event which took place between the 28th of November and 1st of December, 2019.

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Airbus reveals pioneer hybrid base station for Tetra and LTE

27 November, 2019

Cologne, 25 November 2019 – Airbus will showcase its brand new TB4 base station, the very latest innovation in the evolution of Tetra towards 4G/5G technology, at the PMRExpo exhibition in Cologne.

The TB4 is the first hybrid base station that supports both Tetra and  4G/5G technology on the same hardware platform. Made on a smaller scale and fully adaptable, the new Tetra base station carries all the same powerful features as the popular Tetra TB3 base station, and more. These features include dual homing, air-interface encryption, and base station fallback.

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Airbus presents latest innovations at PMRExpo 2019

22 November, 2019

Cologne, 21 November 2019 – Airbus will be present at the PMRExpo between the 26th and the 28th of November in Cologne, Germany. The company will be presenting its next generation solutions for the future of critical communications which help companies embrace digital transformation and benefit from enhanced operational efficiency.

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Airbus showcases latest hybrid communications and collaboration technology at Milipol

14 November, 2019

Paris, 14th November 2019 –  Airbus will be present at the 21st edition of Milipol (Hall 5A, stand MP19); the exhibition for homeland safety and security between the 19th and 22nd November in Paris. Airbus’s Secure Land Communications business unit, will put the spotlight on the future of public safety technology and solutions with a focus on interoperability, collaboration and the protection of Critical National Infrastructures.

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Airbus’s portfolio of products and solutions on show at Rakel Day

12 November, 2019

Kistamässan (Sweden), 12 November 2019 – Airbus is to take part in the annual Rakel Day, which gathers together end-users, partners and providers who contribute to the smooth running of the national Swedish digital communications network for public safety organisations called Rakel. A whole range of products and services provided will be on show at Airbus stands M91 and M99.

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Airbus tests the world’s first hybrid Tetra 5G network

29 October, 2019

Guangzhou, 29 October 2019 – Airbus successfully completed tests between 5G smartphones and terminals for the Guangzhou Government’s shared radio network which connected with China Telecom’s 5G network in Guangzhou for the first time. The reliability and security of Airbus technology proved that it is, once again, at the forefront of the technological evolution.

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Airbus chairs Finnish Priority research program for innovation

15 October, 2019

Helsinki, 15th October 2019 – Airbus has announced its active participation in a Finnish governmental-funded pioneer research program called Priority, launched in August of this year. Over a two-year time frame, the program aims to find answers to various key research questions in the fields of 5G security, Artificial Intelligence (AI), rural area coverage, and quality of service in hybrid networks, improving critical communications and situational awareness for public safety users.

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Airbus consortium participates in European BroadWay project

9 October, 2019

Brussels, 09 October 2019 – An Airbus consortium has signed a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) agreement for the design phase of future pan-European mobile broadband solutions for public safety, called BroadWay. Earlier this year, the European Commission launched the Request for Tender (RFT) for the BroadWay project, in order to define next generation broadband communication systems for Public Safety and Disaster relief organisations (PPDRs) in Europe. The aim of the project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and development programme, is to enhance interoperability across borders.

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Airbus technology ensures cross-border communication at Barents Rescue 2019

9 October, 2019

Kiruna, 9th October 2019 – The reliability and security of Airbus technology, critical networks, and their infrastructure was demonstrated during the Barents Rescue event end of September in Kiruna, Sweden. During the event, safety services such as fire, police, and health end-users from Finland, Sweden and Norway were present to practice real-life emergency situations and demonstrate the need for secure communication in such mission-critical situations, and the importance of trustworthy interoperable cross-border cooperation.

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Nordic Critical App Challenge by Airbus: a step towards the future of mission-critical applications

7 October, 2019

Stockholm, 07 October 2019 – At the end of September, eleven professional application developer companies, primarily from Nordic countries, got together in Stockholm to demonstrate their creations for Airbus’s Tactilon Dabat device. This was the 5th edition of the Critical App Challenge, which has already taken place in Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and the Middle East and North Africa region in order to give local innovative companies from these regions the chance to demonstrate their solutions for public safety and mission-critical use.

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Airbus to present innovative mission critical communications solutions at GITEX 2019

3 October, 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 October 2019 – Airbus, a leading provider of secure communications and collaboration solutions, will promote its end-to-end mission critical offerings during the GITEX Technology Week, from October 6th to 10th.

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Andrew Forbes appointed as Head of Middle-East and North-Africa Regions for Secure Land Communications of Airbus

12 September, 2019

Elancourt, 12 September 2019 – To maintain the growth and development of the Middle-Eastern and North-African advanced communications and collaboration solution markets, Airbus has appointed Andrew Forbes as the new Head of the Middle East and North-Africa region of Secure Land Communications. As of the 2nd of September, he has replaced Selim Bouri who has moved on to another position within Airbus.

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Hungarian Paks Nuclear Power Plant to be equipped with advanced communications system by Airbus

11 September, 2019

Budapest, 11 September 2019 – Airbus was granted an order by the government communications service provider, Pro-M, to supply a Tetra network for the operation of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary. The scope of the frame contract includes the connection to the Hungarian nationwide Tetra network EDR (Unified Digital Radio Communications System)  and the maintenance of the plant network.

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G7 meeting in Biarritz secured with Airbus technology

3 September, 2019

Elancourt, 03 September 2019 – Airbus provided secure communications technology to French security forces (police, gendarmerie, and fire brigades) during the long-awaited social-economical and political summit which took place in the Southwestern coastal town of Biarritz between the 24th and 26th August.

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Airbus and STC Specialized provide reliable secure communications for the Hajj in Mecca

21 August, 2019

Mecca, 20th August 2019 - Airbus, a leading provider of secure communication and collaboration solutions, provides mission critical communications technology to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

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Mexican State Government of Querétaro chooses Airbus’ MXLINK as secure mobile broadband communications platform

1 August, 2019

Queretaro, 1st August 2019 – Airbus’ pioneer Secure Mobile Virtual Network Operator, MXLINK, has been selected to provide the Government of the State of Querétaro with a unique and fully secure mobile broadband communications platform for its COSMOS security and justice model.

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Airbus-Proximus consortium receives long-term support & maintenance contract for Astrid network

1 August, 2019

Brussels, 01 August 2019 – Astrid, the Belgian national operator of the radio communications, paging and dispatching networks designed for the emergency and security services, has confirmed its trust in the established Airbus-Proximus consortium by granting the renewal of the support and maintenance contract agreements. The network, which is equally called Astrid, serves users from all public safety and security services (police, fire, health and ambulance services), and several utility and transport companies in Belgium.

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Airbus introduces TH9 Tetra radio to Middle East and Asian market

18 June, 2019

Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2019 - The TH9 has now added 800MHz to its band portfolio of operation. The 800 MHz version was presented to the public during the opening day of Critical Communications World exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on the 18th June.

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Automatic network switchover becomes inherent with Airbus’ Dabat Hybrid Roaming

17 June, 2019

Kuala Lumpur, 18 June 2019 – Airbus’ new development, Dabat Hybrid Roaming, makes its grand entrance during the Critical Communications World 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. The new solution, a unique combination between Airbus’ Tactilon Dabat hybrid terminal and the Tactilon Agnet 800 Solution, will bring ease and simplicity to daily operations thanks to state-of-the-art seamless switchover technology. The new solution will extend and secure end users’ operations by maximising the benefits of hybrid network communication.


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Airbus to participate in the Critical Communications World exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

13 June, 2019

11 June 2019, Elancourt – Airbus, a leading provider of secure communications and collaboration solutions, will be showcasing its next-generation communication developments for mission and business critical use at the Critical Communications World (CCW) 2019, taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 18 to 20 June.


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Three Chinese cities confirm Airbus as trusted partner in critical communications for public transportation

4 June, 2019

Elancourt, 04 June 2019 – Airbus is striding towards success in the Chinese metro market after obtaining new contracts to equip three brand new metro lines with secure and reliable technology. More than 15 different cities have already chosen Airbus as a trusted partner for their metro line radio communication systems, and three more contracts have just been signed in this market.


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Second Beijing Airport To Be Equipped With Airbus Solutions

4 June, 2019

Elancourt, 27 May 2019 – Beijing Daxing Airport, due to open in September, will soon be the second in Beijing to secure daily operations with state-of-the-art technology by Airbus.


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Airbus becomes pioneer Secure Mobile Virtual Network Operator for public safety in Mexico and Latin America

6 May, 2019

Mexico City, 03 May 2019 - Airbus has officially launched MXLINK, its Secure Mobile Virtual Network Operator (SMVNO) for Mexican Public Safety and Defence authorities. MXLINK is the first of its kind in Mexico and Latin America, and offers multi-operator coverage, interoperability with the National Radiocommunication Tetrapol Network, and end-to-end voice and data security from the most reliable telecom and data centre platform in the country.

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Formula 1 whizzed down the Bahrain circuit with Airbus Tetra technology

12 April, 2019

Elancourt, 11 April 2019 - Airbus provided secure communications technology for the formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain from 29 to 31 March. The Bahrain International Circuit Organisation used the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended Tetra network infrastructure to ensure a smooth organization and secure the race.

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Airbus leads LTE4PMR in France to success

26 March, 2019

Elancourt, 26 March 2019 – Together with its partners, Airbus has successfully concluded the French project LTE4PMR (Long Term Evolution for Professional Mobile Radio) and developed a secure broadband communication solution for public safety users in France.


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Airbus hybrid ecosystem for public safety is ready to embrace 5G

11 March, 2019

Elancourt, 11 March 2019 – Airbus, European leader of mission-critical communication solutions will showcase its hybrid product portfolio for public safety users at the Critical Communications Europe/BAPCO 2019 exhibition in Coventry, UK (Airbus stand E22, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK).

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Airbus and SOTI simplify mobility management for first responders

5 March, 2019

Elancourt, 5 March 2019 – Airbus and SOTI partnered up to provide first responders with the enterprise mobility management (EMM) technology needed to integrate smart devices in mission-critical networks. SOTI is a company that develops business mobility and Internet of Things solutions.

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Mobile World Congress: Airbus boosts professional communications

25 February, 2019

Elancourt, 25 February 2019 – Airbus intensifies its activities to globally cooperate with Mobile Network Operators in order to offer specific collaboration and communications solutions for enterprise markets, such as Transport, Utilities and Industries (TUI).

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55th Munich Security Conference relied on Airbus’ communication technology

22 February, 2019

Elancourt, 22 February 2019 – Together with Munich’s municipal utility operator “Stadtwerke München”, Airbus has equipped the 55th Munich Security Conference (MSC) with mission-critical and encrypted communication solutions.

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Airbus provides professional communication during the Enduropale du Touquet in France

29 January, 2019

Elancourt, 29 January 2019 – Airbus provides its secure, collaborative communications solution to ensure a 4G coverage of Europe’s renowned motorbike and quad event – the 44th Enduropale du Touquet Pas-de-Calais. sers.

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Energy giant STEAG chooses Airbus Taira Tetra technology

9 January, 2019

Elancourt, Ulm, 9 January 2019 - Airbus will modernise and expand seNet®, the secure Tetra communication system of the energy supplier STEAG. Both partners have agreed that Airbus will replace the central technology of the communication system with Taira Tetra Servers. This core of the professional mobile radio network increases the capacity of the system, and makes it even more reliable and efficient. 

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Airbus communication technology safeguards world leaders’ debates

12 December, 2018

Elancourt/Munich, 12 December 2018 – The Munich Security Conference (MSC) has chosen highly secure Tetra communication solutions from Airbus to support various high-level policy events around the globe within the next three years.


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Airbus-Samsung cooperation in Germany sets the course for hybrid mission-critical innovations

27 November, 2018

Elancourt, 27 November 2018 – Airbus and Samsung have agreed on a partnership to establish next-generation terminal and collaboration platforms for professional users in Germany. This solution intends to facilitate German public safety’s future multimedia communications. Both partners will use their competencies in order to create secure end-to-end solutions based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies. 

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Finding out the smartest extras for the Tactilon Dabat

23 November, 2018

Elancourt, 23 November 2018 – In the frame of its SmarTWISP initiative, Airbus has started a developer programme for certified accessories to enlarge the ecosystem for the Tactilon Dabat. Companies which intend to develop specialized equipment for the Tactilon Dabat, an Android smartphone and Tetra radio in one, can now apply for registration on the SmarTWISP portal. They can propose innovative concepts or specialized accessories for users in the area of industries and public safety. 

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Berlin's buses and trams get around better with Airbus' communication technology

20 November, 2018

Elancourt, 20 November 2018 – From 2019, Airbus will embark on the modernisation of the PMR (Professional Mobile Radio) network of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) public transport company. By 2020, the PMR provider will have overhauled the network infrastructure and converted the system to Internet protocol (IP).

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Airbus modernises the Tetra network of Stadtwerke München

15 November, 2018

Elancourt, 15 November 2018 – By the end of 2018, Airbus will have embarked on the modernisation of Stadtwerke München`s (SWM) Tetra communication network using the latest Tetra technology.

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Airbus celebrates inventive spirits of communication solutions

17 October, 2018

Elancourt/Dubai, 17 October 2018 –  The unique and first “Critical App Challenge for the Middle East and North Africa” has ended with an award ceremony at the Gitex exhibition in Dubai this week

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Airbus spruces up the professional communication landscape in the Middle East

10 October, 2018

Elancourt/Dubai 10 October 2018 – Airbus will conclude its “Critical App Challenge for the Middle East” during the GITEX exhibition 2018 in Dubai from 14 to 18 October and honour the best developers for public safety apps in the region.


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Airbus empowers professionals to use flexible cross-border communication in Europe

9 October, 2018

Elancourt, 9 October 2018 – For the first time, the Airbus collaboration tool Tactilon Agnet is used for secure cross-border broadband communication among public safety personnel.

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Airbus celebrates best app developers for the Dabat in Brussels

2 October, 2018

Elancourt/Brussels, 2 October 2018 – Following the conclusion of the Critical App Challenge for Belgium, Airbus awards the online competition´s best five application developers in Brussels on 4th of October 2018.

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Keep your broadband network under control with smart Airbus technology!

24 September, 2018

Elancourt, 24 September 2018 – During the 2018 CCMENA fair in Dubai, Airbus will showcase an easy-to-use application that monitors in real time the status of 3G and 4G communication systems as part of secure network operations.

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Airbus serves as beacon for future professional communication at CCMENA

23 September, 2018

Elancourt, 23 September 2018 – Airbus has kicked off the innovation initiative “Critical App Challenge” for the Middle East to set in motion regional developers and start-ups to create the best applications for public safety users.

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Airbus device Tactilon Dabat wins Intersec Award 2018

22 September, 2018

Elancourt/Dubai 22 September 2018 – Tactilon Dabat device, a secure Android smartphone and Tetra-Radio in one, has won the Intersec Award 2018 in the category “Innovative Security Product of the Year” in Dubai.

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Airbus strengthens German energy supplier with modern communication solutions

12 September, 2018

Elancourt, 12 September 2018 – Airbus is thus reinforcing its position as a leading provider of communication solutions for critical infrastructures.

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Airbus kicks off the Critical App Challenge in the Middle East

5 September, 2018

Elancourt, 5 September 2018 – Airbus has kicked off the innovation initiative “Critical App Challenge” for the Middle East to set in motion regional developers and start-ups to create the best applications for public safety users.

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Airbus and STC Specialized team up to make the Hajj 2018 safer

3 September, 2018

Elancourt, 3 September 2018 – Together with the telecom companies STC Specialized and House of Invention International (HOI) in Saudi Arabia, Airbus has supplied secure communication infrastructure to the security staff protecting this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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Airbus kicks off the Critical App Challenge in Belgium

24 August, 2018

Elancourt/Brussels 24 August 2018 – Airbus has kicked off the innovation initiative “Critical App Challenge” for Belgium to set in motion regional developers and start-ups to create the best applications for public safety users. 

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Airbus upgrades communication network at Fort Irwin in the USA

7 August, 2018

Elancourt, 7 August 2018 – Airbus is upgrading and expanding the US Army’s secure mobile communication system at the Fort Irwin National Training Center in the USA, California.

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Airbus contributes to new mission-critical standards

3 July, 2018

Elancourt, 3 July 2018 – Airbus has made significant steps forward towards a final result for future standards for secure broadband communication solutions. Last week, Airbus participated to the second plug test at Texas A&M University in College Station (USA) and pushed the envelope for new technical features.


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Airbus heralds the new era of alerting in the German state of Hesse

29 June, 2018

Elancourt, 2 July 2018 - Airbus has delivered more than 50,000 Tetra pagers "P8GR" to the Hessian fire brigades, emergency services and civil protection units.


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Airbus app transmits real-time videos from the sky

22 May, 2018

Elancourt, 22 May 2018During the Technos Days Valabre near Aix-en Provence (France) on 23th and 24th May, Airbus will demonstrate how videos and aerial pictures from a drone can be integrated into the secure multimedia collaboration tool Tactilon Agnet This system can help when floods or forest fires occur and fire brigades need to get an overview in the vicinity of an incident.

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Airbus’ Tactilon Dabat granted with ‘Best evolution to future broadband’ award during CCW 2018 in Berlin

16 May, 2018

Berlin, 16 May 2018 - Airbus’ Tactilon Dabat has been awarded "Best evolution to future broadband" during the annual International Critical Communications Awards, which took place following the opening day of Critical Communications World (CCW) in Berlin.


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Operating remote missions on smart communication platforms

15 May, 2018

Elancourt 15 May 2018 – Airbus will demonstrate a new pilot version of its real-time Virtual Reality technology at the Critical Communications World 2018 (CCW) in Berlin.

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Airbus presents new smart apps for healthcare, transportation and public safety organisations

14 May, 2018

Elancourt/Berlin, 14 May 2018 – Airbus has expanded the range of its application portfolio for the Tactilon Dabat and partnered with new professional application developers.

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Tactilon Agnet shows the secure view from above

11 May, 2018

Elancourt, 11 May 2018 – During the Critical Communications World 2018 (CCW) in Berlin Airbus will show real-time videos taken from a drone on its collaboration solution Tactilon Agnet.

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Keeping track of two networks on one screen

9 May, 2018

Elancourt 9th of May 2018 – Airbus demonstrates new capabilities with use of the network monitoring application Viewcor to not only check a Tetra system but also to monitor the service quality of broadband networks.

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Airbus joins forces with Teracom A/S to create a modern communication system for public safety in Denmark

8 May, 2018

Elancourt 8th of May 2018 – Airbus and Teracom A/S have entered into an agreement aiming to provide a common secure communications solution to the police and other blue-light organisations in Denmark.

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Airbus pushes mission-critical standard solutions for 5G networks

4 April, 2018

Elancourt, 4 April 2018 – Airbus will intensively contribute to the next steps in finding a global standard for mission-critical multimedia group communication. After the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) completion of release 14 of secure multimedia group communication in December 2017, Airbus and its partners within 3GPP are now working on release 15 and 16 by the end of 2019. 3GPP is a global initiative that unites various standard development organisations and sets international telecommunications standards as well as system specifications.

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Airbus creates network of the future in the Italian Alps

22 March, 2018

Elancourt, 22 März 2018 - Airbus, provider of the new mission-critical network in South Tyrol, Italy, and its local partner Avionic Service will present tailored Tetra devices for regional end users at the “Civil Protect 2018” trade fair in Bolzano. At the Airbus/Avionic booth (D24/014), firefighters, paramedics and mountain rescuer personnel will be informed about Tetra radios and how they can use them in the best way within the regional network of the autonomous region of Bolzano, South Tyrol.

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Airbus completes sale of Plant Holdings, Inc. to Motorola Solutions

7 March, 2018

Amsterdam,  7 March 2018 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has finalised the sale of Plant Holdings, Inc., which holds the Airbus DS Communications Inc. business, to Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) after receiving the required regulatory approvals.

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Airbus spearheads an innovative ecosystem for public safety at the Mobile World Congress 2018

23 February, 2018

Elancourt, 23 February 2018 – To lay the foundations of completely secure communication market schemes, Airbus will reach out to the telecom industry at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As a known expert and provider of mission-critical communications, Airbus has started to form cooperations with Mobile Network Operators.

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Airbus keeps Asia’s largest Tetra network in shape

20 February, 2018

Elancourt,  20 February 2018 – To maintain the operations of Beijing’s public safety Tetra network around the clock, Airbus signed a three-year contract with the operator Justtop to provide a wide range of services until end-of 2020. It includes on-site support, maintenance services and a 24/7 emergency support with trouble shooting competences. Furthermore, Airbus will install a help desk for the shared network.

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Airbus’ latest communications technology strengthens 54th Munich Security Conference

13 February, 2018

Elancourt,  13 February 2018 – Together with Munich’s municipal utility operator “Stadtwerke München”, Airbus will equip the 54th Munich Security Conference with mission-critical and tap-proofed communication solutions. The organisers of the renowned security-policy event have thus opted for highly modern communication tools. The event’s coordinators aim to ensure the security of participants in the field of politics, business and media.

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Turning ideas into smart communications solutions

8 February, 2018

Elancourt,  8 February 2018 – Airbus has succeeded in giving birth to new secure applications during the first Critical App Challenge last weekend. This competition for app developers, which brought together 24 international representatives from eight companies, created fresh ideas for secure communications. These applications will run on the Tactilon Dabat to facilitate the daily work for police officers and rescue personnel. This brand new Airbus device  is the first 2-in-1 Android smartphone and Tetra radio.

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Airbus puts to use trailblazing communication solution for the Fortune Global Forum in China

14 December, 2017

Elancourt, 14 December 2017 – Airbus has rendered latest radio communication services to facilitate operations of the “Fortune Global Forum” 2017 in Guangzhou, China.

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App developers are allured by Airbus

11 December, 2017

Elancourt, 11 December 2017 – In view of the pending Airbus Critical App Challenge in Munich next February, the company has honoured trailblazers of public safety applications for the LTE-Tetra device Tactilon Dabat.

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Guangzhou City chooses Airbus as trusted partner for Go-for-metro project

8 December, 2017

Elancourt, 8 December 2017 – More than seven years after the implementation of the Guangzhou Government shared network phase 1, initially built for the 2010 for Asia Games, Airbus has been selected to supply further state-of-the-art secure communications equipment towards a new project called: go-for-metro.

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Hamburg is ready to roll with new Tetrapol technology from Airbus

28 November, 2017

Elancourt, 28 November 2017 – Airbus has started modernising the radio communications network of the German metro operator Hamburger Hochbahn AG. 

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Airbus fills the cyber threat gap with a new service in Germany

27 November, 2017

Elancourt, 27 November 2017 – In light of the new European directive on network and information security (NIS) becoming national law, Airbus in Germany offers a new cyber security service for Professional Mobile Radio network operators.

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The Airbus ecosystem for Public Safety apps grows rapidly

23 November, 2017

Elancourt, 23 November 2017 – The Airbus application developer programme SmarTWISP starts its next phase: it will now start certifying mission-critical apps, and developers can try out their inventions on the Tactilon Dabat device, a Tetra radio and android smartphone. This will accelerate the creation of an Airbus application platform and attract more and more inventive developers. The project will create a healthy ecosystem for secure applications in the area of public safety.

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Getting started with the Airbus “Critical App Challenge”

22 November, 2017

Elancourt, 22 November 2017 – Airbus is calling on app developers worldwide to register for its first “Critical App Challenge” which will take place in Munich, Germany, from 2 to 4 February 2018. This competition is a collaborative event with a limited amount of time to invent new smartphone applications for public safety users, such as police and rescue personnel. Hackathons are based on the idea that diverse people, such as software developers, user interface designers, business managers, data analysts and start-ups will work together intensively to create proofs of concept of their ideas.

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Airbus takes the next step towards a new generation of mission-critical communications

17 November, 2017

Elancourt, 17 November 2017 – For the first time, Airbus integrates its mission-critical mobile multimedia communication solution “Tactilon Agnet” into a standard 4G network from a large telecom company in France.


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Airbus embraces South Africa with highly reliable radio tech

31 October, 2017

Elancourt, 2 November 2017 – In order to serve African governmental organisations and large companies on the continent with state-of-the-art radio communications, Airbus presents for the first time its tailored solutions at the trade fair AfricaCom/Mission Critical Africa. 

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Airbus finalises extension and modernisation of Bulgarian Tetra network

30 October, 2017

Elancourt, 30 October 2017 – Airbus and Bulgaria’s Telcom Engineering Ltd have received a contract award to extend and modernise the public security network of the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior (MoI). This network provides secure communication services to almost twenty thousand users through over 170 base stations.

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Airbus leads Belgium to a first-rate national Tetra radio network

24 October, 2017

Elancourt, 24 October 2017 – Airbus has started to upgrade the entire Belgian national radio communications network for public safety to keep it fit for the future. Together with its consortium partner Proximus, Airbus expects to conclude this mission-critical network renewal in less than two years.


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Airbus signs deal to establish radio tech in Saudi Arabia

25 September, 2017

Elancourt, 25 September 2017 - The Saudi radio communications operator Bravo has decided to provide Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) infrastructures from Airbus in order to renew the existing public safety network in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Airbus will deliver and deploy 150 Tetra base stations in the coming months. After Bravo’s positive experience with Airbus’ radio coverage during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in the West region, the state-owned public safety operator for secure mobile communications expanded its cooperation with Airbus via the local reseller “House of Invention (HOI)”.

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New Airbus Tetra modem facilitates border security in the Emirates

21 September, 2017

Elancourt, 21 September 2017 - Airbus Tetra technology is integral part of the next generation electronic verification system to transmit data and information of vessel locations off the coast. Airbus provides its latest Tetra modem “TW1m” to the telecom company Atlas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It will be used to integrate confidential data, such as GPS positioning and text messages into the Atlas vessel identification system which is run by a government agency.

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Bravo mastered Hajj pilgrimage events with Airbus radio network

19 September, 2017

Elancourt, 19 September 2017 - Airbus provided local and independent radio networks for its partner and critical telecommunications provider Bravo to cover events during the Hajj pilgrimage event. Bravo supported a governmental client in the western part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 30 August to 4 September 2017.

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Belgian Defence trusts in Airbus high-tech equipment

2 August, 2017


2 August 2017, Elancourt – Airbus will provide its newest generation of deployable radio solutions to the Ministry of Defence in Belgium. These highly powerful and flexible Tetra communication systems will be equipped with the new generation of Tetra Taira servers. Taira benefits from virtualised Tetra server functions that ensure the same services as standard Airbus DXT switches. Moreover, the system also incorporates the latest release of the Airbus pico base station, a very small base station that covers tiny areas.

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Airbus to sell Plant Holdings, Inc. to Motorola Solutions

28 July, 2017

Amsterdam, 28 July 2017 - Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has executed a definitive agreement under which Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) will acquire Plant Holdings, Inc., which holds the Airbus DS Communications business.

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Airbus wants to create broadband virtual mobile operator for public safety in Mexico

18 July, 2017

Elancourt, 23 June 2017 - Airbus, technology supplier for Mexico’s nationwide missioncritical Tetrapol network IRIS (Red Nacional de Radiocomunicación de Misión CríticaTetrapol), wants to create the first broadband virtual mobile operator for public safety in Mexico. Airbus selected Nokia as technology partner. The liaison aims at offering Secure Mobile Virtual Network Operator (Secure MVNO) solutions for the future shared network.

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Airbus brings life to the future mission-critical communications

18 July, 2017

Elancourt, 22 June 2017 Airbus is currently performing interoperability examinations during the first European plugtest for Mission-Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT), organized by the European Telecommunications Standard Institute. This event is decisive for Airbus to further push forward a global standard for MCPTT over LTE. As the European leader for Professional Mobile Radio, Airbus is carrying out trials which concentrate on the compatibility between LTE applications and servers of other PMR vendors. The company’s aim is to ensure that its technology works perfectly with other mission-critical solutions. The plugtest is taking place at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France, and brings together various vendors of the PMR industry.

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Bordeaux puts its trust in Airbus

31 May, 2017

Elancourt, 31 May 2017 – Airbus and its partner Telpass have started upgrading the Tetra secure radio network of the Metropolitan area in Bordeaux. By upgrading to Airbus’ DXT3 switches, Metropolitan Bordeaux is adding an additional security level to its network, which will now have a geo-redundancy system. The network’s improvement will also optimise maintenance costs. It consists of 15 base stations and it routes a total of around five million messages per day, making it very powerful.

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Airbus technology covers top event in Beijing

16 May, 2017

Elancourt, 16 May 2017 – Airbus has provided reliable and secure radio communications technology to protect the “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation” in Beijing. 20 heads of state and 1,200 high-level participants from international organisations gathered the last two days to discuss economic development and cooperation in Asia. The Chinese capital’s mission-critical radio network “JustTop” for police and rescue services, based on Airbus Tetra (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) technology, contributed to the conference’s success.

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Airbus showcases Tactilon Dabat with new applications at CCW

16 May, 2017

Elancourt, 16 May 2017 – Airbus is demonstrating the Tactilon Dabat, a combined Android smartphone and Tetra radio, with a rigid security concept and public safety applications at the Critical Communications World 2017 in Hong Kong. The Tactilon Dabat prevents unauthorised access, keeps any communications encrypted, protects users’ data and features new applications certified by Airbus. This makes the Tactilon Dabat a unique device for secure group communications.

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Airbus supplies Tetra radio systems to new metro lines in the cities of Wuhan and Fuzhou

12 May, 2017

Elancourt, 12 May 2017 – Airbus has recently signed two new contracts to deliver digital Tetra (terrestrial trunked radio) communication systems to metro lines in China. The company will provide Tetra technology for the metro line 11 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in central China. Moreover, Airbus will equip the metro line 2 of Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province on the southeast coast of China. The lines are expected to enter operation in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

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Airbus introduces latest release of Tactilon Agnet for flexible multimedia group communication over LTE

11 May, 2017

Elancourt, 11 May 2017 – Airbus has released the latest version of the mission-critical group communication application Tactilon Agnet, which enables police officers or firefighters to communicate securely by LTE. It is fully interoperable with Tetra and Tetrapol and allows secure and flexible communication between LTE device users and Tetra or Tetrapol terminal users. The new version offers enhanced services, such as permanent geolocalisation, navigation, group positioning and user presence as well as status displays on the map for commanding officers.

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Airbus’ SmarTWISP programme reaches the next level

10 May, 2017

Elancourt, 10 May 2017 – Airbus has reached the next level by creating a healthy application ecosystem for mobile hybrid devices in the field of public safety and critical communications. Application developers can now register free of charge for the Airbus SmarTWISP programme. Having obtained approval, they can try out the new solution development kit for the Tactilon Dabat, an Android smartphone with a full Tetra radio inside. The free membership enables qualified and approved developers to access guidelines, tools and the application programming interface (API).

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New era in radio communications: Airbus releases Taira Tetra

9 May, 2017

Elancourt, 9 May 2017 – Airbus has introduced the new Taira Tetra Server for professional mobile radio networks. This versatile server based on IP technology can replace conventional switches and operates at much lower costs. The Taira is smaller than a typical switch and works more efficiently and economically, while still providing the same high service availability that many mission- and business-critical customers around the globe expect from Airbus Tetra solutions. Furthermore, the server can be managed easily as it fits into existing IT environments.

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Airbus to Supply Tetra System for Metro Lines in Chongqing, China

3 May, 2017

Elancourt, 13 April 2017 – Airbus has signed a contract to provide a digital Tetra (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) communication system for four underground lines in Chongqing, a city of about 18 million inhabitants, making it the largest in Southwest China. This order not only comes from a new customer, but also allows Airbus to be well-positioned for potential future business in this region.

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Airbus Secure Land Communications Welcomes Selim Bouri as new Head of Asia and Middle East

10 April, 2017

Elancourt, 10 April 2017 – In the course of reinforcing its presence in the Asian and Middle-Eastern radio communications markets, Airbus has appointed Selim Bouri as the new Head of Sales & Program Delivery for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific of Secure Land Communications. He will build on Airbus’ previous strong performances in delivering the latest Tetra technology in Asia and the Middle East, targeting new markets and additional regions.

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Highly Mobile Cellular Networks Improve Tactical Missions for German Armed Forces and Security Forces

6 April, 2017

Elancourt, 6 April 2017 – Airbus will offer a comprehensive range of mobile Tetra communication and LTE technology at this year’s IT military exhibition to replace the existing German Armed Forces mobile communication systems. Airbus is collaborating with General Dynamics Mission Systems to deliver mobile cellular network solutions that meet the prerequisites for the German Armed Forces’ ‘Mobile Tactical Communications’ programme (Mobile Taktische Kommunikation/MoTaKo). This programme is considered to be a major project to modernise the German Armed Forces’ mobile communication during military missions.

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Green Light for Midlife Upgrade of Nationwide Tetrapol Network in Switzerland

28 March, 2017

Elancourt, 28 March – To continue the operation of their mission-critical radio network, the parliament in Switzerland approved the budget for the modernisation of Polycom. This nationwide radio communications network has been deployed by Airbus via its Swiss partner Atos. The Council of States (Ständerat) in Switzerland, the upper house of the Swiss parliament, took the final political decision and gave the green light for financing the pending Polycom renewal.

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Airbus Enhances the Tetra Network of Public Safety in Mexico City

20 March, 2017

Elancourt, 20 March  2017 – To improve the quality and efficiency of the radio communications system for Public Safety in Mexico City, Airbus has recently started to upgrade the  “Federal Public Security Secretariat’s” Tetra network. The Mexican national public safety agency Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Distrito Federal will soon profit from a new Tetra network with larger capacity to meet the needs of around 30,000 end users.

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Radio Waves Facilitate Ski Contest in Finland

24 February, 2017

Elancourt, 24 February 2017 – Airbus and Erillisverkot, the operator of the nationwide public safety radio network VIRVE, supply modern Tetra radio communications for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships’ security in the Finnish city Lahti. Event organisers, volunteers, the police and rescue workers need a secure and reliable communications infrastructure around the clock to ensure efficient procedures.

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Airbus Demonstrates Future of Digital Radio at European Police Congress

20 February, 2017

Elancourt, 20 February 2017 – Airbus contributes to this year’s user forum for the future of digital radio in Germany with a presentation covering the introduction of broadband technology in radio communication for German public safety authorities (BOS). In the coming years, authorities will increasingly share photos, videos and other multimedia files with each other, for which they require the appropriate technology.

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Tetra Technology From Airbus Supports 53rd Munich Security Conference

17 February, 2017

Elancourt, 17 February 2017 – Airbus will equip the 53rd Munich Security Conference with a secure Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) network together with Tetra network operator Stadtwerke München. The organisers of this bellwether security-policy event have thus chosen a proven, reliable technology that ensures the security of participants from politics, business and media.

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Tetra Technology From Airbus Supports 53rd Munich Security Conference

16 February, 2017

Elancourt, 16 February 2017 – Airbus will equip the 53rd Munich Security Conference with a secure Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) network together with Tetra network operator Stadtwerke München. The organisers of the renowned security-policy event have thus chosen a proven, reliable technology that ensures the security of participants from politics, business and media.

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New Southern Tyrol Tetra Network Secures Biathlon World Cup in Antholz

9 February, 2017

Elancourt, 9 February 2017 - The new Tetra network in South Tyrol provided by Airbus was in operation for the first time during a large event: it successfully supported public safety organisations during the Biathlon World Cup 2017 in Antholz/Anterselva in late January. The solution enabled a fast and reliable communication between members of the event personnel.

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Indian IT Company Trimax Becomes Reseller of Airbus’Professional Mobile Radio Communications Solutions

31 January, 2017

Elancourt, 31 January 2017 – Airbus and Trimax IT Infrastructure & Services Limited signed a Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement to support the growth of Airbus’ Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) solutions in India. From now on, Trimax will sell PMR equipment and technology from Airbus in the South Asian country. In recent years, Trimax has become a leading provider of IT services in India in areas including connectivity, data centres, cloud services and system integration. The company is also a provider of industry-specific solutions in sectors such as transportation.

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ASTRID to Optimise its Tetra Network in the Next Few Years

30 January, 2017

Elancourt, 30 January 2017 – The Belgian public network operator ASTRID will modernise its secure radio communication networks, infrastructure and services in the next few years. The corresponding management and investment plan, in place until 2020, was approved by the Belgian government and ASTRID’s Administrative Council in December 2016. Accordingly, the Belgian government has decided that the investment for the various systems and upgrades will amount to 117 million euros.

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Airbus Heads the Debate of Future Interoperability in Europe at the Critical Communications Europe in Copenhagen

23 January, 2017

Elancourt, 23 January 2017 - Together with Tetra Critical Communications Association (TCCA), the organiser of the Critical Communication Europe in Copenhagen, Airbus will present a panel discussion with experts at Bella Centre (plenary hall) on 9 February 2017, at 12.15 pm (CET), with the title:

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Airbus Defence and Space and TC Connect AS to Support Norway’s Modernisation of National Public Warning Service

20 December, 2016

Elancourt, 20 December 2016 – The Norwegian civil defence organisation “Sivilforsvaret” has started to modernise its nationwide public warning system with the help of Airbus Defence and Space and TC Connect AS. Both companies will provide Tetra-based TMD880i modems to more than 1,200 siren sites all over Norway, connecting the warning system to the national multi-agency public safety radiocommunications network Nødnett.

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Airbus Defence and Space Supports the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 With Radio Communications

14 December, 2016

Elancourt, 14 December 2016 – Airbus Defence and Space successfully contributed to a safe and smooth performance of the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from 24 to 27 November.
A company engineer monitored the radio communications system of the Abu Dhabi police at Yas Marina Circuit. Consequently, some 50,000 spectators, the organiser, the drivers as well as their teams benefited from the security through the local mission-critical radio network. The race marked the end of the 2016 Formula 1 season. Since 2011, Airbus Defence and Space has offered its services for the Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi every year.

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Airbus Defence and Space Equips Three Chinese Metro Lines With Tetra Technology

8 December, 2016

Elancourt, 8 December 2016 – Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded contracts for the metro lines of three large cities in China. The company will provide digital Tetra communications systems for the new lines of the provincial capitals Lanzhou and Urumqi in central and north-western China. The networks’ implementation has started recently. In addition, Airbus Defence and Space will provide a Tetra system for the existing line 2 in Qingdao.

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LTE4PMR Project Progresses Rapidly Towards a Standard Broadband Radio Solution

30 November, 2016

Elancourt, 30 November 2016 – The team of the French LTE4PMR research and development project that develops a mission-critical LTE communications solution for public safety organisations has set operational priorities for its second phase. To integrate crucial demands of end users, the project’s leader Airbus Defence and Space recently gathered forty representatives of the French public safety sector at its Elancourt site, near Paris in France. The results of this meeting allow for the finalisation of a coherent LTE scheme for Professional Mobile Radio (PMR).

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Successful Launch of the Tetra Pager P8GR in Germany

22 November, 2016

Elancourt, 22 November 2016 – Public safety authorities and organisations (BOS) in Hesse are now able to use the Tetra pager P8GR from Airbus Defence and Space. This device for a two-way communication system is now being delivered to at least 50,000 fire fighters and other rescue and relief workers in the German regional state of Hesse. Operational deployment of the device has now officially started.

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Enhancing police operations with new Tactilon Dabat application

21 November, 2016

Elancourt, 21 November 2016 – Together with the German company ESG, Airbus Defence and Space is launching a new application called TARANIS® Smart for the Tactilon Dabat, a handheld radio and smartphone in one device. Thanks to this application, police officers and rescue services will be able to monitor operations in real time during complex missions. End users can securely transfer data via LTE while still having all the mission-critical communications features of a Tetra terminal at their fingertips.

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Bonn Public Utility Opts for Control Centre Consoles from Airbus Defence and Space

17 November, 2016

Elancourt, 17 November 2016 – Airbus Defence and Space has landed an order in Germany for the control centre solution RCS 9500 (Radio Console Subsystem) and is supplying the public utility Bonn with 16 of its state-of-the-art radio dispatcher systems. Thanks to this technology, the dispatchers in the central control room of the Stadtwerke are able to coordinate the bus and tram drivers. The new devices replacing the old systems permit simple and reliable mobile communication via the company's Tetra PMR (Professional Mobile Radio) network.

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