Dansk Beredskabskommunikation (DBK) – owned by Motorola Solutions – has been awarded an eight-year contract to upgrade the SINE TETRA network in Denmark.
The contract was awarded by the Danish National Police's Center for Emergency Communication. As well DBK’s the continued provision of network, the agreement also includes details around new functionality, enabling “first-responders to automatically switch between land mobile radio and broadband, including Wi-Fi, 4G and 5G networks.”
The agreement also includes the operation of a security operations centre, intended to monitor the performance of the network in real time, in order to address potential cybersecurity concerns.
Discussing the SINE network (otherwise known as Sikkerhedsnet), a spokesperson for Motorola said: “DBK provides the existing TETRA system which has, since its implementation, proven its reliability and criticality to Denmark’s 40,000 first-responders and military personnel, in day-to-day operations and emergency situations.
“The new TETRA infrastructure will enable first-responders to maintain reliable and uninterrupted communication through their TETRA talk groups when radio users move out of range, for example, in indoor or underground facilities.”
Corporate vice-president at Motorola Solutions, Michael Kaae, said: “We are excited to build on our trusted relationship with the Danish National Police and the public safety agencies that keep communities safe.
“With the expertise of our teams in Copenhagen and worldwide, we will continue to provide exceptional operational service and TETRA innovation for decades to come.”
Author: Philip Mason