The TETRA standard
The TETRA standard is in practice, a suite of standards covering different technology aspects, for example, air interfaces, network interfaces and its services and facilities. Because TETRA is an evolving standard it has been developed in Releases (phases) known as TETRA Release 1 and TETRA Release 2. Even though both TETRA Releases have been completed, work continues within ETSI Technical Committee (TC) TETRA to further enhance the standard thus satisfying new user requirements as well as gleaning the benefits of new technology innovations.
Further details about ETSI TETRA standards and relevant services and functions can be found in our For TETRA Specialists section here.
In this article, Brian Murgatroyd of ETSI TCCE discusses the future of the TETRA standard with Critical Communications Today editor Phil Mason.
Watch our webinar ‘TETRA to 2035 and beyond – an overview of the continuing enhancement of the TETRA standard’ and see the future of TETRA.
The recording of this webinar and details of our other Critical Update webinars can be found here.
TETRA: Trusted Always Everywhere
Although originally conceived in the early 1990s for the European Public Safety Sectors in the framework of the Schengen agreement, TETRA has subsequently been developed to fulfil the operational requirements of a variety of end users. Today it is considered as THE technology of reference WORLDWIDE across all mission and business critical market sectors including Public Safety and Security, Transport, Utilities, Extraction and Mining, Critical National Infrastructure protection and the Military.
TETRA is TRUSTED because it offers to user organisations full CONTROL of their radio communications and related investments, an unrivalled EXPERTISE about professional user needs and an outstanding LONGEVITY of products and services.
TETRA is ALWAYS AVAILABLE as it offers radio communications at any time and in any conditions, INSTANT proving fast access to voice and data services and SECURE thanks to its cutting-the-edge encryption and security-by-design approach.
TETRA is EVERYWHERE available thanks to CUSTOMISED COVERAGE which allows service to be provided even in remote areas, OFF-NETWORK services providing communications directly among radio terminals and a large VARIETY OF DEVICES offering end users the appropriate radio equipment for any operational use.
Further details about the main benefits of TETRA can be found here.
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