Airbus to provide Tactilon Agnet for Guangzhou Airport operations

Published: 12 January, 2021

Beijing, 12th January 2021 – Airbus and its local partners GuangZhou Topcom and Beijing Smart & Speedy, have signed a contract to provide hybrid communication services to Guangzhou Airport and its adjacent airports.

Guangzhou Airport has turned to Airbus’ secure technology once again to optimize its operations with the implementation of Airbus’ Tactilon Agnet and complementary technology. Since 2008, the international airport already benefits from an 800MHz Airbus Tetra network for radio communication among end-users.

The recent contract includes the supply of secure, resilient, and reliable communications technology to the airport. This includes a Taira switch, a Tactilon server, and Tactilon Agnet licences for smartphone installation. Thanks to the Tactilon Agnet collaboration platform, along with a dispatching feature available on smartphones, airline on-ground personnel, shuttle bus transportation, food provision, and fuel supply personnel can benefit from an extended Tetra radio system and communicate with other users on the initial Tetra system.

“Airbus is collaborating hand-in-hand with local partners to create innovative solutions for critical communications. Guangzhou Airport, China's third-busiest and world's 13th-busiest airport in passenger traffic, is a perfect example of how Airbus communications solutions can support such organizations.” explained Marko Tiesmaki, Head of the Asia-Pacific region for Secure Land Communications at Airbus.

Airbus’ Tactilon Agnet is a state-of-the-art professional application and collaboration platform for business and mission-critical users which allows seamless voice and data services between Tetra and 4G/5G end-users. Tactilon Agnet allows the extension of the current installed Tetra network to a larger group of end-users while enhancing operations and services.

The delivery of the system is planned for the first part of 2021 and will make Guangzhou Baiyan International Airport the second network in Guangzhou to use Airbus’ hybrid Tactilon Agnet solution, after the Government of Guangzhou’s shared network.


Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019, it generated revenues of € 70 billion and employed a workforce of around 135,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Secure Land Communications (

Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus programme unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions enabling its customers to gather, process, and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of professionals from Public Safety and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies. As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,185 people in 16 countries.


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Airbus DS SLC

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