The current TETRA and Tetrapol networks are powerfully featured radio communication networks, designed for professionals.
These networks will continue to give valuable, secure and reliable services - voice and narrowband data.
In addition, the users of these networks need to use new data applications and smart devices. Broadband solutions are needed.
It would not make sense to replace an existing well-serving mission critical or business critical network (TETRA or Tetrapol) with an alternative that does not meet all requirements. A better solution is to evolve the current network.
The hybrid network is a cost-effective approach for PMR evolution. Users can then continue with TETRA or Tetrapol voice and data and introduce mobile broadband services step-by-step. These services can be based on a dedicated broadband network, commercial services with Secure MVNO, or a combination of the two.
Hybrid network investments add value today, but also offer long-term benefits by forming a bridge between existing narrowband networks and future solutions.
Public safety network operators and owners/operators of critical networks have started on the trusted path to the future.
Astrid, the Belgian public safety network operator has 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 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 which will take them to mission-critical broadband.
The Swedish public safety network operator MSB set up a Secure MVNO pilot project based on Tactilon Suite as early as in 2014.
Did you know that networks running the latest Release 7 software allows you to put TETRA on your users’ smartphones?
Set up the 3GPP compliant client in the network, and put the Tactilon Agnet app in the users’ smartphones. The app makes it possible for the smartphone users and TETRA users to communicate in the same groups. This is a fabulous opportunity for users who do not need TETRA radios all the time, or want to communicate when outside their TETRA network coverage.
See how the Tactilon Agnet app works for organizations.
For TETRA networks, modernization 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.
You could get more from your system. Learn just the first 5 reasons to opt for an upgrade to TETRA System Release 7.
When you need to connect TETRA networks together, you need the Inter-System Interface (ISI). ISI is also the solution for cross-border communication.