Airbus modernises the Tetra network of Stadtwerke München

The energy provider for Bavaria’s capital city has chosen the high-security, latest-generation server technology from Airbus for the upgrading of its communication system.

Elancourt, 15 November 2018 – By the end of 2018, Airbus will have embarked on the modernisation of Stadtwerke München`s (SWM) Tetra communication network using the latest Tetra technology. Soon, all the components of the energy provider’s secure communication system will be running on Internet Protocol (IP). At the same time, Airbus will replace the core system with the new Taira Tetra server. Thanks to the Taira intermediate server, the network will be even more geo-redundant and reliable, making data transmission more secure.

The modernisation work can be done without major interruptions to the ongoing operation of the Tetra network, and is to be conducted in separate migration phases. SWM will be able in the future, for example, to integrate even more participants and system components in the communication system.  Airbus will adapt the network according to SWM’s requirements.

“SWM has opted for a system upgrade which allows it to determine for itself the future of its secure communications. We are providing the company with our fullest support, so that SWM can flexibly expand its network and subsequently also implement broadband technology,” says Markus Kolland, Head of Sales of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe for Secure Land Communications at Airbus.

SWM is the largest public company in Europe, providing the population in the Munich region with electricity, renewable energies, water, telecommunications, swimming pools and local public transport. The employees are able to optimise their operational procedures using the Tetra radio communication network from Airbus. Furthermore, SWM and Airbus have since 2012 made available encrypted communication technology to the annual “Munich Security Conference”. As a result, the international event can be better coordinated.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions enabling its customers to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of professionals from Public Safety and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies. As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries.

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