Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH Sucursal del Peru has won another invitation to tender from Peru’s National Police, under which the company will, over the next three years, expand and modernise its existing TETRA radio network in the Piura, Lambayeque, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Cusco, Arequipa, Callao and Lima regions.

The agreement includes the maintenance of the network and 24/7 support for the same period, as well as a software update for the ACCESSNET-T IP system in the field, improvement of coverage in shadow zones, an increase in network capacity as well as the installation of an ACAPI Application Lab – an application environment and a test system – to enable the development of mission-critical applications under ACAPI and TETRA standards.

The network currently has more than 250 TETRA carriers, with nearly 20,000 handheld radios in use. It also includes more than 120 dispatch consoles and the 911/105 Emergency System for the Lima and Callao metropolitan regions.

Luis Perez, president of Hytera Group Peru, said: "We are delighted that the National Police of Peru continues to place their trust in our technology, our products and our engineers. We are proud to be a long-standing partner of the Peruvian authorities for secure, mission-critical communication. Using Hytera TETRA technology, the National Police of Peru currently provides public safety for more than 15 million citizens."

Author: Sam Fenwick