Airbus signs deal to establish radio tech in Saudi Arabia
Public safety operator Bravo replaces outdated radio system with latest Airbus Tetra technology and modernises secure network in the Kingdom’s East
Elancourt, 25 September 2017 –The Saudi radio communications operator Bravo has decided to provide Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) infrastructures from Airbus in order to renew the existing public safety network in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Airbus will deliver and deploy 150 Tetra base stations in the coming months. After Bravo’s positive experience with Airbus’ radio coverage during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in the West region, the state-owned public safety operator for secure mobile communications expanded its cooperation with Airbus via the local reseller “House of Invention (HOI)”.
“When it comes to modernising and upgrading large PMR networks, we are the key choice in the Middle East because of our experience and versatile technology”, explains Selim Bouri, Head of Middle East and Asia-Pacific for Secure Land Communications at Airbus. “In recent years, we have proved that our networks and services meet the high expectations of public safety users in Saudi Arabia. Airbus will also continue to deliver excellent solutions to industrial users.”
Bravo, which is fully owned by Saudi Telecom Company, provides professional mobile radios to industries, agencies and various government organisations. The company operates a separate network in parallel to that of the Ministry of the Interior, also known as Unified Secure Communication Network of Saudi Arabia (USeC). Both the Bravo network and USeC are based on Tetra technology.
The oil-rich eastern part of Saudi Arabia, with its large oil and gas fields and vast industrial sites, increasingly demands secure communication services. Companies in the region can easily and efficiently exchange information between their sites through the Bravo network.
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Secure Land Communications (www.securelandcommunications.com)
Secure Land Communications (SLC), a business unit of Airbus, develops, installs and maintains professional and land mobile radio (PMR/LMR) networks based on Tetra, Tetrapol and P25 technologies and offers a wide range of radio solutions and devices for customers worldwide. The portfolio also encompasses mission-critical broadband solutions based on 3GPP standards and emergency response centres (911/112). SLC is a leader in PMR, with more than 280 radio networks in over 74 countries, and the US leader for 911 response centres with the VESTA 911 call handling solution serving more than 60% of the market. SLC employs nearly 1,700 people in 19 countries.
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