The Hungarian government communications service provider Pro-M has ordered a TETRA network from Airbus for the Paks Nuclear Power Plant.

The scope of the frame contract includes the connection to the Hungarian nationwide TETRA network EDR (Unified Digital Radio Communications System) and the maintenance of the plant’s network, which is scheduled for completion in mid-2021.

The system will contain two switches, two base stations, network management, dispatcher stations, voice recording, a short data service (SDS) server, and real-time capacity monitoring.

The EDR network, which enables cooperation between Hungary’s public safety organisations was deployed by Airbus in 2006 and covers approximately 99 per cent of the country. It is used by about 55,000 users, hailing from the police, border guards, fire service, catastrophe prevention, ambulance, armed forces and security services.

Markus Kolland, head of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe for Secure Land Communications at Airbus said: “The project fits perfectly into Airbus’ critical national infrastructure development approach which includes the implementation of products and solutions for mission critical and security-oriented companies, among others.”

Author: Sam Fenwick