EADS has signed a contract with Pro-M to deliver the infrastructure for the Hungarian nationwide TETRA network. Pro-M was established for this purpose by T-Mobile Hungary and Magyar Telekom and will build and operate the nationwide radio communications network by order of the Hungarian Government. The EADS TETRA solution is one of the most important modern digital radio standards and is in use throughout the world in the areas of public transport and safety, and also has widespread industrial applications.
In Hungary, it will network the largest number of public safety agencies in the world to date. These include the Hungarian Army, National and Budapest Police, National Border Guard, National Catastrophy Prevention Directorate, Tax and Customs Office, National Law Enforcement, National Ambulance Services, and National Environmental and Water Protection Directorate. A single, large-scale radio communications network, shared by several agencies, will make it possible for them to communicate and co-operate with each other more easily. In addition, a shared nationwide system can bring major benefits in economy and security.
In accordance with the contract, EADS will deliver digital TETRA exchanges, TB3 TETRA base stations, Internet Protocol packet data network elements, dispatcher workstations, professional services and TETRA radio terminals. The network rollout was scheduled to be ready by the end of January 2007 and implementation will start in the Budapest area, which is planned to be covered by the beginning of April 2006.