EADS Defence & Security to equip Wuhan Metro Line 1 with its TETRA system

26th February 2008

  • First Central China metro line to be equipped by such digital PMR technology
  • Join forces with SEGCC in the deployment and implementation
  • Technology and dedication to ensure immediate and long term security, reliability, service quality and efficiency

14 January 2008 – EADS Defence & Security recently prolonged its success in the Chinese metro market by supplying a digital TETRA radio communication system for Wuhan Metro Line 1.

As the system supplier, EADS Secure Networks (SN) an integrated line of business of EADS Defebce & Security (DS), will provide Wuhan Metro Co, Ltd with an end-to-end solution, from the switch to the hand-portable radio. In addition, EADS Secure Networks will install the entire TETRA system and provide training and related technical support services. Meanwhile, it will join forces with the systems integrator, Shenzhen SEG Communications Co, Ltd (SEGCC), to develop specific applications that will meet the specific requirements of metro operations..

EADS SN will begin to supply devices for phase I of the metro in February 2008. Planned to be launched in late October 2008, the system will provide perfect communications support for train dispatching, operation and management, security, and disaster relief of Wuhan Metro to ensure secure, efficient and orderly operation.

As China’s tenth city to build a metro system, Wuhan plans to construct a rail transit network of 7 lines with a total length of over 220km.

“This year, EADS Secure Networks has made great achievements in China’s transport area. This step into the metro market of Central China has proven our strength and leadership in the Professional Mobile Radio field. With advanced and efficient PMR solutions for rail mobility, we will work closely with Shenzhen SEG Communication Co., Ltd to provide stable and reliable support and service to the train dispatching, operational safety and emergency response of Wuhan Metro,” said Franois Begaud, head of EADS SN for the Asia Pacific area.

EADS SN is committed to a long-term development in professional radio communication systems. With cost effective solutions, proven leadership in digital PMR technology, innovative terminals and a strong local service support team, EADS SN aims at strengthening its leading position on the Chinese market.

EADS SN expertise relies on its worldwide successes and can provide its Asian customers with state-of-the-art technologies such as digital messaging to control traffic light prioritisation for public transport. With this service, traffic throughput can be increased, reducing the waiting time for the travellers

EADS Secure Networks is a world leading provider of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR), the only in the world who provides equipment on all three leading digital PMR standards: TETRA, TETRAPOL and P25. It is an integrated line of business of the EADS Defence & Security. 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.


Jennifer Zhou Xiaofang Tel: +86 (0) 64611266-903
EADS Secure Networks

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EADS Defence & Securityerwan.hebre@eads.com

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