Three-year maintenance contract to provide comprehensive services to the Beijing Government Shared Network for public safety
To maintain the operations of Beijing’s public safety Tetra network around the clock, Airbus signed a three-year contract with the operator Justtop to provide a wide range of services until end-of 2020. It includes on-site support, maintenance services and a 24/7 emergency support with trouble shooting competences. Furthermore, Airbus will install a help desk for the shared network.
“Our extensive service also includes the frequency planning and hardware part replacement, if necessary,” said Selim Bouri, Head of Middle East and Asia-Pacific for Secure Land Communication at Airbus. “Reliability and experience is at the heart of this project. These notions are not just words for us. We thrive for it.”
The shared network serves various government authorities, including the municipal government, the emergency response office, armed police, traffic police, fire fighters, ambulance services and utility companies. Airbus has supplied nine switches in two switch centres and more than 550 base stations with five phase projects. The network serves approximately 110,000 subscribers. It is Asia’s largest Tetra network.
The Beijing Government Shared Network, has been using Airbus technology for the most prestigious events and summits in China since its inception in 2003. For instance, it was indispensable for the Olympic Games in 2008, the APEC Economic Leaders’ meeting in 2014, the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in 2015 and “The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation” in 2017. The network provides essential and flexible communication services for the Chinese capital and serves continuously public safety agencies.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Secure Land Communications (www.securelandcommunications.com)
Secure Land Communications (SLC), a business unit of Airbus, develops, installs and maintains professional and land mobile radio (PMR/LMR) networks based on Tetra, Tetrapol and P25 technologies and offers a wide range of radio solutions and devices for customers worldwide. The portfolio also encompasses mission-critical broadband solutions based on 3GPP standards and emergency response centres (911/112). SLC is a leader in PMR, with more than 280 radio networks in over 74 countries, and the US leader for 911 response centres with the VESTA 911 call handling solution serving more than 60% of the market. SLC employs nearly 1,700 people in 19 countries.