After the revolutionary change from analogue to digital technology, PMR network operators and owners are experiencing the evolution to broadband communications.
TETRA networks contine to give valuable service for another 20-30 years. Now is the time to modernize your network, because network modernization
Network modernization is best implemented as a series of maintenance steps, not as a single large investment.
Modernization allows the network to provide value today and in the future.
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There are many reasons why existing broadband networks, as they are today, cannot replace the TETRA networks in mission critical communications yet. For example:
It would not make sense to replace an existing well-serving public safety network with an alternative that does not meet the critical requirements.
Network modernization with Airbus Defence and Space includes Tactilon Suite which combines the best of PMR and broadband. A hybrid network is therefore possible.
In a hybrid network, public safety organizations will use TETRA (or Tetrapol) services for mission-critical voice and data and get mobile broadband services step-by-step.
The operator can offer the broadband services based on
The hybrid model lets you continue with a TETRA network for mission-critical voice. You will introduce mobile broadband step-by-step.
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The building blocks for network modernization are the IP Backbone, Tactilon Suite, and TB3S base stations. They bring benefits to the TETRA network today and will smooth the PMR evolution to broadband.
In the broadband world, IP Backbone
In the broadband world, Tactilon Suite
In the broadband world, the TB3S base stations
Public safety network operators in Europe are already adopting mobile broadband services. Airbus Defence and Space is working in network evolution projects.
The nationwide VIRVE public safety network based on TETRA will serve until 2030. The Finnish public safety network operator is setting up a hybrid network with commercial and dedicated broadband to complement existing services.
Hybrid network - Delivery of the Secure MVNO solution is ongoing. Finland has formulated a 5-step plan to take the Virve network into broadband. The 5 steps to critical broadband will bring fast mobile data access to field operations.
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Astrid, the Belgian public safety network operator set up a Secure MVNO solution and launched the Blue Light Mobile service for its public safety customers in 2014.
The Swedish public safety network operator set up a Secure MVNO pilot project based on Tactilon Suite in 2014.