Brazilian State Adds LTE Features, More Coverage to TETRA Network
Thursday, September 06, 2018 | Comments

The State of Paraíba in Brazil signed a contract with Motorola Solutions for the expansion of the digital radio communications network and the addition of advanced features, including tactical Long Term Evolution (LTE) integrated into the TETRA network.

Among the new equipment integrated will be 180 LEX series LTE handhelds that offer transmission of real-time video and tactical information exchange on maps. In addition, 100 TETRA portable radios will be used for discrete operations, featuring compact and stylish design.

The new devices will be equipped also with WAVE, Motorola Solutions’ broadband push-to-talk (PTT) solution that enables smartphone users to communicate securely with radios used by security personnel. They will also include accessories that make both the devices and their users more efficient.

These new resources will be added to the digital TETRA network deployed last year and that covers nearly the entire state. The state will also deploy new radio bases to expand the coverage area.

“We want to step up the modernization of our communications system," said Cláudio Lima, the secretary of public safety and defense for the state of Paraíba. “We already have a digital communications system that allows different agencies to interact securely and reliably through a TETRA solution provided by Motorola Solutions. Now with this platform, we want to expand our capabilities by adding applications to the tactical LTE system that will allow us to be more efficient in managing our public safety forces.”

The digital radio system integrated into LTE off the ability to send videos, photos, maps, suspects IDs and other multimedia functions. The TETRA network will be integrated with commercial cellular networks, allowing communications from anywhere in the world through authorized devices. Tactical LTE that allows the opening of a 4G network “bubble” integrated in the radio network and dedicated to the public forces.

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