French motorway comms roll-out

Airbus has provided interim critical communications to the Paris Rhine Rhône Motorway Group, as part of the latter’s Axelia project, upgrading the RN79 road into a motorway.

The company - along with its partner Altech – has rolled out its LTE-compatible Tactilon Agnet and Tactilon Dabat solutions, in order to provide push-to-talk until a permanent TETRA network is in place. The technology will be accessible to road patrols and maintenance employees.

Speaking of the project, Airbus vice president, Thierry Becker, said: “This shows the complementarity of group communication services based on 4G on the one hand, and radio technologies on the other. Our portfolio of Tactilon solutions and services fully meet this need, providing high flexibility and interoperability."

Road operator APRR already uses an Airbus TETRA network, covering around 2,300 kilometers of motorway. The RN79 runs between the French cities of Sazeret and Digoin.

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