Registrations on Austria Emergency Comms TETRA Network Hits 100,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Comments

Motorola Solutions announced that more than 100,000 emergency service users have now registered to use Austria’s mission-critical, nationwide digital radio network.

“In critical moments where every second counts, first responders know that their radio provides a lifeline, keeping them safe and connecting them to urgent support and backup at the press of a button,” said Wolfgang Müller, head of department design and operations of critical communication infrastructures at the Austrian Ministry of the Interior.

Around 90% of all digital radio devices used on the public-safety network are Motorola Solutions’ TETRA handhelds and in-car solutions that are certified by the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). Customers include Austria’s police forces, fire brigades and ambulance services, highlighting the long-standing trust in Motorola Solutions for reliable, resilient and secure communications.

“Reaching 100,000 users is a major milestone that reinforces the value and dependability that the TETRA radio standard provides for Austria’s emergency services every day,” said Albert Schauer, managing director, TETRON Digitalfunk. Austria’s TETRA network has been successfully implemented and operated by TETRON, a subsidiary of Motorola Solutions, since 2004.

From the bustling tourist hubs of Vienna and Salzburg to the mountainous alpine regions, Austria’s emergency services experience extremely high reliability with 99.96 percent availability for system users. The network comprises more than 1,600 sites and connects 24 control rooms across police, fire and ambulance agencies.

Time and again, the network has provided safe and proven performance for first responders when it matters most. During public demonstrations in Vienna in January, the network supported more than 50,000 radio calls to help responding agencies keep citizens safe. In April, more than 11,000 radio calls were made during a major fire at an industrial plant in Upper Austria as fire agencies worked together to contain the blaze.

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