TETRA networks are already operational worldwide in all the traditional PMR market segments listed below:
- Public Safety
- Commercial & Industry
- Oil & Gas
By far the largest market is that of public safety, where the trend is for the deployment of nationwide networks shared by all public safety organisations for reasons of economics, autonomy of operation for routine communications and the ability to fully interoperate with other services during emergency situations and disasters.
The transportation market is the next fastest growing market, especially for Mass Rapid Transport systems and major Airports. Interestingly, TETRA is also used by the military for non-tactical operations, a market application not originally anticipated.
Because TETRA has been specifically developed to serve traditional PMR users and is optimised for medium to high capacity applications by utilising Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) technology, TETRA is also used for Public Access Mobile Radio (PAMR) applications.