Andorra Telecom, the company that manages and operates all telecommunications services in the independent principality of Andorra (located between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains), has awarded Rohill a contract to refresh its TetraNode TETRA network.

The main users of this national network (which was originally put into service in 2006) include police, fire brigades and health service & ambulances.

The network refresh will take place in two phases, both of which will take place before the start of the upcoming winter season. The switching platform will be replaced by the new generation Tetra Node High End platform in the first phase, while the second phase includes the replacement of the network’s base stations. The new base stations will be fitted with the latest generation R-8070 transceivers.

Alberto Sáenz de Ugarte, CTO of Andorra Telecom, said: “We are convinced that TETRA will remain the best solution for mission-critical voice communications in the next coming years. The upgrade of the switching and the base stations means we can continue to guarantee mission critical communication for our public services customer base with maximum coverage throughout the region.”

Antoine Stokkink, Rohill’s business development director for Rohill, commented: “We are extremely pleased with Andorra Telecom’s commitment for TETRA in general and TetraNode in particular. We are excited to continue our long-term relationship with Andorra Telecom.”

Author: Sam Fenwick