To improve the security of more than eight million people and eventually cover an area of 3,600 km2, EADS Defence & Security has been awarded India’s first public security TETRA radio network contract by the police of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The new network will cover the region of Cyberabad, the high-tech hub that surrounds the city of Hyderabad, whose multilingual culture is at the forefront of the current economic growth in India.

Under the terms of the contract, EADS Secure Networks, an integrated line of business of EADS Defence & Security, has teamed up with its local partner Sanchar Telesystems to provide the Cyberabad police with a complete end-to-end GPS based digital communication solution, providing best in class voice and data communication applications. This contract is a real breakthrough for EADS Secure Networks in the Indian market and is the result of the country going through major investment in infrastructure to address and compliment its economic growth. Modernization of its public security forces in order to secure the modern high-tech growth of the financial and commercial centers has become a top priority both at federal and local levels.

Ray Vinay Ranjann, director of communication of the Andhra Pradesh police, commented, “After a complete and demanding selection process, we opted for EADS Secure Networks for our police network because we know that they will deliver and we appreciated their superior performance. Our policemen on the ground needed an upgrade to the most modern and robust technology to ensure the security of this very densely populated area.”

Jean-Marc Nasr, president of EADS Secure Networks, replied, “We are very honored and happy that Andhra Pradesh police has chosen us, after extensive tests and demonstrations, to supply, implement and commission this mission critical state-of-the-art digital communication network. It will clearly upgrade the Cyberabad police capabilities and enable better coverage and protection of the area. Furthermore, our flexible and interoperable system fits perfectly with the local multilingual melting pot.”