Procurement and operation of a modern communications system requires consideration of several complex issues. This section is aimed at providing basic facts and guidance to help successful rollout and use of a TETRA system. TCCA manages the Interoperability Certification process to enable and maintain a fully interoperable multi-vendor market for the benefit of all stakeholders.

  – Read more about TETRA Interoperability 
  – See summary tables of issued IOP certificates 
  – Download the official TETRA Interoperability Certificates

Constructing and operating a radio communications system requires the understanding of several  Regulatory issues related to radio frequencies, licensing, etc. regarding formal procedures.

Users of radio systems and citizens in surrounding communities may have concerns regarding occupational safety, health and environmental issues. The information here: Health, safety and environment, provides tools to access the latest research findings and supporting material related to these issues. Also included is download area for TETRA Health Leaflets.

Planning a mobile communications system is not a trivial task and requires expertise and professional resources. Information on System Planning gives a brief introduction to the design tasks to be taken into consideration when starting a network project. Topics related to the operational aspects of the system from the tactical/operational model to details of numbering and information security control need to be understood and planned to produce an operational environment that efficiently serves all users of the service. These issues are briefly addressed in Numbering.

The Association also offers advice on the use of encryption.