Sepura and RWE Power TETRA agreement continues

Thursday, 13 April, 2017

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RWE Power and Sepura will work together for another 10 years, after signing a new 10-year management contract for the TETRA network in Cologne, Germany.

The contract will see round-the-clock TETRA network support for the site at Rhenish lignite mining area, and will include the delivery, installation and commissioning of a system upgrade comprising a central node, 24 base stations, a non-redundant emergency base station and in-house repeaters. The updated system will be fully IP-based.

The original system, installed in 2006, utilises more than 3000 Sepura radios. Users will experience no downtime throughout the upgrade process.

“With a lignite coal production of more than 90 million tonnes and a power generation of around 70 billion kWh per year at the Rhenish lignite mining area alone, the company is a giant in its field,” said Hooman Safaie, Sepura’s regional director for DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

“This contract marks the beginning of a new kind of relationship. It will allow us to improve the performance, predictability and quality of RWE Power’s network services, whilst meeting its evolving communication needs over the coming years.”

Image courtesy of Sepura

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