Markus Kolland, CEO of Airbus Secure Land Communications GmbH, who has been involved in the project from the beginning, explains the thinking behind the development of TB4:
Starting point for TB4 has been the developments in the mission- and business critical markets. Organisations are looking into advanced data services in addition to secure voice-based services currently in use.
Markus explains how hybrid base station TB4 with twin technologies TETRA and 4G/5G benefit the customer organisations by making this parallel use easier and more cost effective.
TB4 is a hybrid base station, with both TETRA and 4G/5G technologies in one base station. This allows operators flexibility when planning their future - TB4 offers smooth evolution to broadband services.
Energy efficiency of the Nokia AirScale -platform can bring significant saving for mission- and business-critical operators. Operating expenses (OPEX) play an imporant role in the long term, when the networks are used for ten or more years.
Several options possible how customers can implement the site:
TB4 offers the very latest 5G ready technology from cellular network solutions, such as multicarrier remote radios. It requires
less power, offers longer lifetime ans requires minimum heating/cooling.