Bad Münder, 13 February 2018
The innovative convergence LTE-TETRA-solution from Hytera secured the visit of Pope Francis to South America in Perú from 18th to 21st of January.
For the very first time in Peru, Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH Sucursal del Perú implemented a unified communication solution for critical voice and broadband data services for some Peruvian first responder’s organizations by TETRA and DMR equipment; the Hytera Multi-mode Advanced Radio PTC760 and value-add broadband applications installed in the Integrated Command and Control Center (C4i) in operation during the visit.
Pope Francis visited the cities of Lima, Puerto Maldonado and Trujillo. To improve the situational awareness, the PTC760 terminals deployed during the visit were able to quickly and effectively streaming video from the field and combined narrowband mission critical communications with LTE broadband data throughput. “Hytera’s PMR-LTE radios are a revolution in the world of professional mobile radio communications. They allow their users to operate high effective with instant feedback and informed decision making – this fits perfectly with the requirements of such an event like the pope’s visit”, says Frank Pauer, Deputy CSO at Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH.
Hytera provides seamless communication at final mass
Furthermore, the visit of Pope Francis was a clear example of how TETRA is being utilized for enhanced communication at mega events. With over a 1.3 million people that flocked to the Peruvian airbase of
Las Palmas, in Lima, to attend the final mass held by Pope Francis, the Hytera’s TETRA System built and operated by the Peruvian National Police was used by more than 8,000 users to ensure seamless communications between all the public safety organizations.
In addition, another TETRA network created especially for the event by a Peruvian Mission Critical Operator was equipped with more than 200 PT580H plus TETRA radio portables to provide seamless communication to the volunteers in charge to internal security in the final mass hosted in Las Palmas Airbase.
“We are proud to have supported the biggest event organized in Peru. Securing narrowband voice communications with TETRA and DMR technologies and deploying our innovative LTE convergence solution to secure the more 1.3 million attendees for the mass in a small area was a big challenge and success for our team”, says Luis Perez, Head of Hytera Perú.