Mexico: Airbus’s MXLINK secure MVNO chosen by the State Government of Querétaro

The Government of the Mexican State of Querétaro has selected Airbus’s Secure Mobile Virtual Network Operator, MXLINK, to underpin its COSMOS security and justice model.

MXLINK services will be integrated into the multimedia tablets used by the State and Municipalities to record crimes at the scene, ensuring that this information is transmitted in a secure and confidential manner.

In addition, MXLINK services, notably Airbus’ Tactilon Agnet solution, will be used to provide a highly secure mobile communications platform for search and surveillance missions along with encrypted communications for the State of Queretaro’s police force’s high command, fully integrated with Mexico’s Tetrapol IP radio network (Red Nacional de Radiocomunicación de Misión Crítica Tetrapol). The latter covers 85 per cent of the population and 50 per cent of the Mexican territory with Tetrapol technology, and employs more than 100,000 active terminals.

The COSMOS security and justice model is a management model designed by the Queretaro state for the implementation, operation and consolidation of the Accusatory Criminal Justice System, with a systemic and integral approach which works to guarantee the citizens’ fundamental right to access justice freely.

MXLINK was launched in May and provides multi-operator coverage, operability with Mexico’s Tetrapol network, along with end-to-end voice and data security. It leverages a number of technological advances in the country – such as the deployment of Red Compartida (a public-private partnership (PPP)-type project by the Mexican government and Altan Redes, a Spanish consortium, to bring broadband connectivity to 92 per cent of the Mexican population.