Bulgaria Selects Airbus for TETRA Network Extension, Modernization
Thursday, November 02, 2017 | Comments

Airbus and Bulgaria’s Telcom Engineering received a contract award to extend and modernize the public-security network of the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior (MoI). The network provides secure communications to almost 20,000 users through more than 170 base stations.

Airbus delivered new base stations, a TETRA server, 10 dispatching work stations, a network management system (NMS) upgrade, AVL, a new billing solution and capability to allow broadband users to join the TETRA communications network via the company’s push-to-talk (PTT) application.

The contract for network extension was signed is mid-April, and the final acceptance was granted early October. The network is used by public-safety users such as police, border guards, fire brigades and rescue services. It has been extended to provide additional coverage to the European Union’s external borders.

“This realization marks an outstanding progress for Bulgaria,” said Olivier Koczan, head of secure land communications at Airbus. “With the implementation of our Tactilon Agnet, the Bulgarian public-safety network has now become one of the most modern TETRA networks and one of the first in the world enabling seamless group communications between TETRA and commercial smartphone users.”

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