Communications overhaul for Bangladeshi police force

The police force of Dhaka, Bangladesh, has upgraded its analogue communications system to a digital system, adopting Hytera’s Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) solution. The upgrade is part of an initiative to unite all of the country’s police stations under one network to ensure safe and efficient communication among them.

The new system avails police with clearer communication across longer distances, as well as the ability to call individuals and groups and send text messages. With the previous analogue system, interference was rife and conversations could frequently be overheard. The DMR system has advanced encryption to eliminate this problem, while the IP57 protection of Hytera DMR terminals ensures reliable operation in harsh environments.

In the first phase, DMR handsets have been distributed to police superintendents and district inspectors, as well as on-duty officers. Over 2300 of the handsets have been delivered to replace the analogue system.

"As a pilot project, we have already brought 15 [of Dhaka’s 17] districts...under the DMR system, replacing [the] analogue one to maintain secrecy and clear communication among us," Said Superintendent of Police Rofiqul Hassan Ghani. "After successful completion of the pilot project, all the police stations across the country will be brought under the DMR system in phases.”

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