Tetrapol network modernization

Tetrapol network


Evolve towards
broadband and IP

After the revolutionary change from analogue to digital technology, PMR network operators and owners are experiencing the evolution to broadband communications and migration to IP technology.

Tetrapol networks continue to give valuable service for another 20-30 years. Now is the time to modernize these networks, because network modernization

  • Ensures that the networks continue to bring value
  • Can save money in operations and maintenance
  • Further improves the network’s reliability
  • Makes it possible to offer new services to the users
  • Can evolve the network into a hybrid network
  • Migrate to an open IP architecture

Network modernization is best implemented as a series of maintenance steps, not as a single large investment.

Why modernize?

Tetrapol network modernization is a good idea when

  • You want to offer your customers at least some of the same capabilities that people have on their smartphones
  • While you want to make sure your customers can enjoy mission-critical push-to-talk communication
  • And your customers want to be certain that they can continue to use Tetrapol communications at least for 15 more years
  • In addition, you want lower maintenance costs
  • And better reliability by replacing older equipment
  • Maybe your network is due for a mid-life upgrade as they are once in every 10-15 years.

Tetrapol networks will continue

The existing broadband networks, as they are today, cannot replace Tetrapol networks in mission critical communications because there are many unsolved issues. For example:

  • Standardization is not complete
  • Necessary group communication features are not available
  • Broadband networks’ availability and resiliency need to be further developed.

It would not make sense to replace an existing well-serving public safety network with an alternative that does not meet the critical requirements.

Tetrapol network modernization includes migration from TDM to IP transmission. This is the first step towards mission-critical broadband.

The first step towards the Tetrapol future

IP migration paves the way to public safety broadband. Find out why IP migration is important and why it's an important step to take: download this detailed guide "Tetrapol IP migration - Ensuring operational efficiency for the next decade"

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An IP backbone is needed for the hybrid network approach.

What’s a hybrid network?

In a hybrid network, public safety organizations will use Tetrapol services for mission-critical voice and data and get mobile broadband services step-by-step.

Hybrid network approach graph

The operator can offer the broadband services based on

  • A dedicated broadband network
  • Commercial services with the Secure Mobile Virtual Network Operator model
  • A combination of these two approaches

Learn more from the whitepaper “How hybrid networks bring mobile broadband to public safety communications”.


Networks migrating to IP

IP migration is underway in three nationwide Tetrapol networks:

  • RUBIS, nationwide network for the French Gendarmerie
  • Network for Federal Police in Brazil
  • INTEGRAPOL, the National Integrated Radio Communication Network

IP migration is underway in several regional networks, such as:

  • Tetrapol network on Corsica, France
  • 30 shelters of the German Army
  • Bundesautobahn Rheinland motorways in Germany
  • Hamburger Hochbahn, public transportation in Hamburg, Germany

Key components of Tetrapol network modernization

  • IP migration. Moving from TDM networks to Tetrapol IP. This is the first step on the path to mission-critical broadband. IP migration is also necessary to ensure long term support for Tetrapol services.
  • Tetrapol MBS. The PMR-broadband integrated base station. The MBS is the smoothest way to introduce broadband services to complement the Tetrapol mission-critical voice.
  • Virtualization. The path to hardware independence. New Control Mode and Gateways are to run in a virtual environment.

Here is a 10 minute guide on how to get the best out of your Tetrapol network with IP migration:

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Get in touch with us to learn more about how to modernize your network and bring mobile broadband to your users:

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For more information on Tetrapol, visit www.tetrapol.com