EADS Defence & Security has been awarded by Andhra Pradesh police the TETRA radio network contract for the Cyberabad area

26th February 2008

  • First public security TETRA network in India
  • Final set up will cover an area of 3,600 square kilometres
  • To improve the security of more than 8 million people

24 January 2008 – EADS Defence & Security has been awarded India first public security TETRA radio network contract by the police of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The new network will cover the region of Cyberabad, the high tech hub that surrounds the city Hyderabad whose multilingual culture, both geographically and culturally, is a very strong root for the current India great economic growth.

EADS Secure Networks, an integrated line of business of EADS Defence & Security (DS), has teamed up with its local partner Sanchar Telesystems to provide the Cyberabad police a complete end-to-end GPS based digital communication solution providing best in class voice and data communication applications. This solution will enable security forces to cover and protect the sixth largest metropolitan area of India. This area is a modern hub for IT, information technology enabled services and biotechnology.

It is a real breakthrough for EADS Secure Networks on the Indian market as the country is going through major investment in infrastructure in general to address and compliment its spectacular economic growth. Modernization of its public security forces to secure the modern high-tech growth regions and financial and commercial centers is thus a top priority both at the federal and local levels.

“After a complete and demanding selection process, we opted for EADS Secure Networks for our police network because we know that they will deliver and we appreciated their superior performances. Our policemen on the ground needed such an upgrade to the most modern and robust technology to ensure the security of this very densely populated area” said Ray Vinay Ranjann, Director of Communication of the Andhra Pradesh police.

“We are very honored and happy that Andhra Pradesh police has chosen us, after extensive tests and demonstration, to supply, implement and commission this mission critical state-of-the-art digital communication network. It will clearly upgrade the Cyberabad police capabilities and enable better coverage and protection of the area. Besides, our flexible and interoperable system fits perfectly with the local multilingual melting pot.” said Jean-Marc Nasr, President of EADS Secure Networks.

EADS Secure Networks is a world leading provider of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR). It is an integrated line of business of EADS Defence & Security (DS). DS is a systems solutions provider combining military air systems, missile systems, communications and intelligence systems, global security solutions, sensor and avionics systems, as well as test and support solutions into a single effective network. In 2006, DS – with its around 23,000 employees – achieved revenues of 5.9 billion.

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2006, EADS generated revenues of 39.4 billion and employs a workforce of about 116,000.


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