Shanghai is first major city in China to deploy Motorola’s TETRA-based Government Radio Network city-wide
SHANGHAI, China, June 7, 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT), a global leader in wireless communications solutions, today announced it has been awarded a contract by Shanghai Telecom to establish an 800MHz IP-based TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked RAdio) digital trunking Government Radio Network (GRN) to cover the city of Shanghai. The Shanghai Government Radio Network is designed to enable 50,000 users from different government agencies in Shanghai to communicate on a single unified platform.
Balbir Singh, senior director, business development & operations and vice president, Networks & Enterprise, Motorola Asia Pacific., said: “This is our fourth major TETRA award in Shanghai, having already sold similar systems to Shanghai Metro, Shanghai Port and Shanghai Police. This is also one of the largest Motorola TETRA-based city-wide Government Radio Networks in the Asia-Pacific region. I am very excited about the future opportunities as we set a benchmark for other customers.”
A spokesperson from Shanghai Telecom said: “The Government Radio Network is a new experience for our traditional telecommunication operator. The Government Radio Network is totally different from the traditional telecommunication services in that it provides professional management of communication services for government departments involved with handling emergencies. We fully appreciate the importance and critical nature of these responsibilities. Motorola has abundant experience in operating and managing government radio networks. We believe that, with our combined efforts, we can achieve our goals and help Shanghai become an even more progressive city.”
The new system is slated to be fully tested and operational by December 2006 covering the entire city of Shanghai and Yangshan Port, including coverage within buildings. By then, the city of Shanghai will be prepared to provide full-fledge communications services for the 2007 Special Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as the 2010 World Expo.
“Motorola is proud to be entrusted by the government of Shanghai and Shanghai Telecom to see through this major city-wide deployment. We have extensive experience in this area and will work closely with the Shanghai government to ensure a seamless integration of all their networks,” said Chew Guan Sing, vice president, Networks & Enterprise, Motorola Asia Pacific. “For the past 20 years, Motorola has been a keen contributor to China’s development in public services. In Shanghai alone, we deployed the first ever IP-TETRA in China for Shanghai Police. We are also responsible for the largest urban railway communications system in China today – the Shanghai Metro; and have been instrumental in the communications systems development for Yangshan Ports. Motorola will continue to partner with the Shanghai government to introduce new concepts and leading-edge technologies to meet the increased needs for mission critical communications.”
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