The current TETRA and Tetrapol networks are powerfully featured radio communication networks, designed for professionals.
These networks will continue to give valuable service for another 20-30 years.
The users of these networks would welcome data applications or public safety applications, and smart devices. Today’s dedicated radio networks deliver extremely secure and reliable data services. However, they use narrowband technology. They do not have the capacity for new bandwidth-hungry apps.
The existing broadband networks, as they are today, cannot replace the TETRA and Tetrapol networks in mission-critical communications.
It would not make sense to replace an existing well-serving public safety network with an alternative that does not meet critical requirements.
Modernization allows the network to provide value today and in the future.
Get expert advice for step 1 - this whitepaper explains how you can start your broadband future today: "How to get more from your TETRA network and build your future, too"
The second step is to adopt the hybrid network model. Continue with the TETRA or Tetrapol network for mission-critical voice. Introduce mobile broadband step-by-step.
Discover how hybrid networks can bring mobile broadband to public safety communications:
There are many things to consider when planning a smooth PMR evolution towards the broadband future.
For example, can public safety apps get more priority in LTE networks than kitty videos? Read the executive briefing "Managing priorities in LTE network" and you'll know.
Quality of Service is a prerequisite for critical communications services. Current TETRA/Tetrapol networks offer versatile prioritization mechanisms. How are things in 4G/5G networks? Download and read "Quality of service in 4G/5G networks" white paper:
Your modernized network can bring new possibilities for you and your customers. Tactilon Agnet is an app which brings TETRA groups to smart devices. It lets everyone vital to an operation or to a task be connected. Even when they use different devices and technologies.
See how Tactilon Agnet app works for organizations.
Public safety network operators and owners/operators of critical networks have started on the trusted path to the future.
The nationwide VIRVE public safety network based on TETRA will serve until 2030. The Finnish public safety network operator is modernizing the network. They have a strategy with 5 steps which will take them to mission-critical broadband.
Astrid, the Belgian public safety network operator set up a Secure MVNO solution. It employs a hybrid network model for the Blue Light Mobile service that it launched for its public safety customers in 2014.
The Swedish public safety network operator MSB set up a Secure MVNO pilot project based on Tactilon Suite in 2014.
Network modernization with Airbus Defence and Space includes Tactilon Suite which combines the best of PMR and broadband.
For TETRA networks, modernization also means adopting the TETRA System Release 7. This can be the beginning of the smooth evolution of the network to broadband. In addition, it includes a comprehensive Disaster Recovery solution and a number of other capabilities.
Modernize your TETRA network gradually. It is a painless way to add data capabilities.
The Tactilon Management tool lets you manage a mass of users’ attributes. You no longer need to manage the users one by one. Tactilon Management is the solution for hybrid networks because it can understand when a cellular mobile subscriber and a radio user are one and the same person.
You could get more from your system. Learn just the first 5 reasons to opt for an upgrade to TETRA System Release 7
The new TETRA server offers the powerful features and capabilities familiar from Airbus TETRA networks. Its hardware, also handling the TETRA switching is new: familiar from many deployments in the IT world.
The DXTA TETRA Server is the efficient engine of the TETRA radio network. It is based on ATCA standard specification and modern blade server design.
The TB3 TETRA base station offers unbeatable radio coverage at optimal cost.
The TB3-series base station models have become the most popular in the world.
NetBoss XT for TETRA is a reliable solution for managing the network. With the NetBoss XT, you can manage the whole network from one location.
Elmo element monitor is a light-weight solution for managing a TETRA system. It is easy to use and it gives you the network information that you need.
The Inter-System Interface (ISI) is the solution for cross-border communication. It is the standard way to connect TETRA networks together.