Motorola Wins TETRA Contracts From Three India International Airports
Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad International Airports to use Motorola’s Next-Generation Digital Communication Solutions for Mission Critical Needs
New Delhi, India – September 10, 2008 – Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has won contracts to provide TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) digital radio communication networks to Delhi International Airport Ltd, Bangalore International Airport Limited and GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited.
Under the contracts, Motorola will supply scalable Dimetra IP based mission critical networks to the new airports in Bengaluru as well as Hyderabad, and replace the existing analogue radio network used by domestic and international airports in Delhi. The Dimetra IP system, an enhanced IP-based TETRA solution, is highly flexible and scalable and can support voice, messaging and mobile applications, including remote access to data and data transmission over a single network. The system will enable secure, always-on mobile voice and data channels, and is capable of full interoperability across multiple user segments to improve operational efficiency and achieve fail-safe seamless communications essential for ensuring passenger safety and security.
Phey Teck Moh, vice president and general manager, Government & Public Safety, Motorola Asia Pacific added, “Increase in air traffic has put tremendous demands on the management of airports. Motorola is committed to bring the latest mission-critical voice and data mobile solutions to airports in Asia Pacific. There are now ten international airports in Asia Pacific utilizing Motorola’s TETRA solutions in providing world class capability to the airport industry.”
The TETRA communications solutions that Motorola will provide to the three airports include base stations, MSO switches, mobile, portable and fixed radios.
Bangalore International Airport Limited’s head – ICT Francis Rajan said, “Motorola’s international experience and pioneering work in the area of mission-critical TETRA technology, and their customer focus met with our stringent standards for this showcase international airport in Bengaluru.”
T Sivaram, CIO and vice president, Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Limited added, “The next phase of airport infrastructure projects will require cutting-edge technology and we are confident that Motorola’s TETRA technology
will help us deliver better service to our customers at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad and Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.”
For airport operations, efficient and failsafe communications are crucial to ensuring passenger safety and security. A growing number of airports around the world are looking to equip their operations with digital trunking technology such as TETRA to support their critical communications needs. Through the years, Motorola has been a trusted partner in introducing TETRA solutions to leading airports around the world, such as Spain’s Barcelona and Zaragoza airports, and Germany’s Cologne Bonn, Munich and Leipzig/Halle airports. In Asia, Motorola is providing TETRA to numerous airports including China’s Shanghai and Beijing airports, Hong Kong International Airport and Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.
TETRA is the interoperable digital trunked radio standard defined by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) that can meet the most demanding needs of professional mobile radio (PMR) users in markets such as public safety, transportation, utilities, government, commercial & industrial, oil and gas, and military. Motorola has been playing a critical role in the development of TETRA technology, including the creation of voice and data applications and solutions to benefit the end users.