Second Nepalese airport deploys TETRA

Second Nepalese airport deploys TETRA

Gautam Buddha International Airport has become the second airport in Nepal to deploy a TETRA (two-way radio) communication solution, following TETRA adoption by Tribhuvan International Airport. The solution will be led by SC20 hand-held radios from Sepura, a leading supplier of public safety communications, which deploys radios in both of Nepal's airports.

Sepura says the TETRA network will allow the airport to respond to the pressure of moving passengers, luggage and cargo at the airport site, improving both efficiency and safety. It will also enable co-ordination between the airport’s security and operational teams for everyday operations and, where necessary, emergency response.

Sepura’s regional partner in Nepal, Mahavir Shree International P Ltd, delivered the solution to the airport’s operational and security teams.

The SC20 has the advantage of being able to connect to the airport’s secure Wi-Fi network, enabling future upgrades through Sepura’s AppSPACE applications environment. When required, radio fleet administrators will be able to deploy bespoke applications directly onto the SC20 to automate and streamline essential processes. Sepura radios are already deployed in over 50 major airports worldwide.

Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) is a professional mobile radio and two-way transceiver specification designed for use by government agencies, emergency services, public safety networks, transport staff or services, and the military.

One major market – the UK – plans to replace the Airwave TETRA LMR system used by its emergency services with an LTE push-to-talk solution in 2024 or 2025, but TETRA is still going strong in many other countries – as this agreement indicates.

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