Cassidian wins contract to extend Asia’s largest TETRA network in Beijing
15 October 2013
- Cassidian will provide two DXT3 TETRA switches and over 100 TETRA base stations
- Secure radio communications, extensive coverage and excellent reliability now for up to 110,000 users from different government agencies
Cassidian has been awarded a contract from the Beijing Just Top Network Communications Company Ltd. to update the Beijing Government Shared TETRA Network to the latest release standard and expand it to accommodate up to 110,000 users. TETRA stands for terrestrial trunked radio and is a standard for digital trunked radio.
As part of the Phase-5 project for the network, Cassidian will provide two DXT3 TETRA switches and more than one hundred TB3 and TB3p (its smaller version) TETRA base stations. The customer will therefore be able to increase network capacity by 15,000 subscribers and serve up to 110,000 users after expansion.
Provided by Cassidian, the Beijing Government Shared Radio Network, also called the “Beijing Just Top TETRA Network”, is the largest digital trunked network in Asia and the biggest city-wide TETRA network in the world. It covers the Beijing city area, all venues, metro lines and counties, the main highways and important buildings. Users of the shared network come from different government agencies, including municipal committees and government, public security bureaus such as police, fire and ambulance services, communication and water conservancy departments, and urban management organisations.
Cassidian, the defence division of EADS, is a worldwide leader in defence and security solutions. The company delivers advanced defence systems along the whole action chain from sensors through command & control systems to combat aircraft and unmanned air systems. In the area of security, Cassidian provides customers worldwide with border surveillance systems, cyber security solutions and secure communications. In 2012, Cassidian – with around 23,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.7 billion.