New TETRA Network Handles Biathlon World Cup 2017
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 | Comments

The new TETRA network in South Tyrol, Italy, successfully supported public-safety organizations during the Biathlon World Cup 2017 in Antholz and Anterselva in late January.

The solution enabled fast and reliable communications between members of the event personnel. Airbus Defense and Space was awarded the US$4 million contract in 2015 in northern Italy.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) organized the competition and coordinated many helping hands, such as doctors, drivers and organizing staff to ensure a smooth course of action. A resilient professional mobile radio (PMR) communications network was indispensable as thousands of fans attended the winter sport event.

“The World Cup organizers and the South Tyrolean Civil Protection agencies operating the network were very happy with our radio communications technology,” said Markus Kolland, head of sales and program delivery Europe and Africa of Secure Land Communications at Airbus. “Everything worked perfectly well during the event.”

Besides the TETRA network infrastructure, Airbus TETRA radios and accessories were used in Antholz.

Together with Austrian company STRABAG Infrastructure & Safety Solutions, Airbus has been installing the new TETRA-based state radio network for the autonomous province of Bolzano-Bozen. Since 2016, Airbus has been offering services and products via its regional partner Avionic Service in Bolzano.

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