Airbus launches MXLINK in Mexico

Tuesday, 07 May, 2019

Airbus launches MXLINK in Mexico

Airbus has become a pioneer SMVNO for public safety in Mexico and Latin America, launching a secure virtual network for Mexican authorities.

Airbus has officially launched MXLINK, its secure mobile virtual network operator (SMVNO) for Mexican public safety and defence authorities. MXLINK is the first of its kind in Mexico and Latin America, and offers multi-operator coverage, interoperability with the National Radiocommunication Tetrapol Network, and end-to-end voice and data security from the most reliable telecom and data centre platform in the country.

In a statement, Airbus said that with MXLINK it has “seized the opportunity to take advantage of the technological advances in the country — such as the deployment of Red Compartida — to propose a reliable, secure, high-quality service for members of public safety organisations such as police officers, firefighters and members of National Defence, offering easy access to a state-of-the-art communication solutions tailored to their needs”.

The company added that it “has a wealth of experience in the field of mission-critical radio communications for public safety and civil protection in Mexico. No network demonstrates this better than the National Radiocommunication Network.”

First deployed in 1999, the National Radiocommunication Network covers 85% of the population and 50% of the Mexican territory with Tetrapol technology, and employs over 100,000 active terminals.

MXLINK users can use Airbus’s portfolio of secure applications. The fully interoperable mission-critical solution Tactilon Agnet delivers secure, multimedia instant messaging, push-to-video, intelligent tactical awareness features and location mapping, as well as mission-critical push-to-talk and end-to-end encryption.

“Governmental security organisations need high-quality state-of-the-art technology. Our aim is to provide them with just that. MXLINK is a reliable and very secure network service which is fully compatible and complementary with existing communication platforms such as Red Nacional de Radiocommunication and Red Compartida,” said Fred Gallart, Head of Sales & Program Delivery Latin America of Secure Land Communications at Airbus.

“Indeed, public safety users can now communicate efficiently on any desired platform with use of Tactilon Agnet, and hence benefit from trustworthy interoperability features,” added Gallart.

MXLINK was launched in Mexico City on 3 May, where Gallart and Olivier Koczan, Head of Secure Land Communications at Airbus, presented it to the press and emphasised both the value it represents for security and defence technology users and the extent to which the technological solution and security will benefit the Mexican Government.

The company plans to showcase the solution at leading security event Exposeguridad in Mexico City (7–10 May) as well as at Critical Communications World (CCW) in Kuala Lumpur (June).

Image courtesy Airbus

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