Switzerland Approves Budget for Nationwide Tetrapol Network
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Comments

To continue the operation of its mission-critical radio network, the parliament in Switzerland approved the budget for the modernization of Polycom. The Council of States (Ständerat) in Switzerland, the upper house of the Swiss parliament, took the final political decision to finance the pending Polycom renewal.

This nationwide radio communications network was deployed by Airbus via its Swiss partner Atos. Switzerland’s project ‘Werterhalt Polycom 2030’ (maintaining Polycom values 2030) intends to ensure a sustainable radio network based on Tetrapol technology. The system will be modernized from the existing time division multiplexing (TDM) technology to IP technology, which will bring capacity increases, lifetime extensions, additional users and a higher number of subscribers.

Airbus and Atos, as the general contractor for Switzerland, have worked together since Polycom’s rollout in 2000. The current network operates with 40 main switches, 110 secondary switches and more than 750 base stations. Polycom serves 55,000 users, including cantonal and federal police forces, firefighters, rescue workers, public protection personnel, border guards and the army.

In addition to Switzerland, the Czech Republic, France, Mexico, Slovakia and Spain have established nationwide public-safety networks based on Tetrapol technology from Airbus.




 
 
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