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

Published: 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.

“China’s transportation market for radio communication is growing significantly and we have positioned ourselves successfully. Airbus has proved to be a reliable partner and we bring exceptional experience to metro projects,” says Selim Bouri, Head of Sales and Program Delivery for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific of Secure Land Communications at Airbus.

The communication system for the metro line in Wuhan, with a total length of nearly 32 kilometres, will consist of one Tetra switch, 25 TB3 base stations, 670 TH1n and 126 TMR880i radios. Wuhan, the most populous city of central China, is extending its metro network. Metro line 11 will be the city’s fifth line with a Tetra radio system from Airbus.

In Fuzhou, Airbus will provide 24 TB3 base stations, 400 TH1n as well as 102 TMR880i radios. The system will cover a total length of nearly 31 kilometres. The new system for Fuzhou metro line 2 will share the switch centre with line 1, which was put into operation at the end of 2016. The latter was supplied with Tetra technology from Airbus.

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Secure Land Communications

Secure Land Communications (SLC), a business unit of Airbus, develops, installs and maintains professional and land mobile radio (PMR/LMR) networks based on Tetra, Tetrapol, P25 and LTE technologies and offers a wide range of radio solutions and devices for customers worldwide. The portfolio also encompasses mission-critical broadband solutions based on 3GPP standards and emergency response centres (911/112). SLC is a leader in PMR, with more than 280 radio networks in over 74 countries, and the US leader for 911 response centres with the VESTA 911 call handling solution serving more than 60% of the market. SLC employs nearly 1,700 people in 20 countries.  



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