EADS Awarded Communications Contract for Guangzhou Asian Games

EADS Defence & Security (DS) and CETC-7 (China Electronic Science and Technology Group Corporation No.7 Research Institute) have been awarded a contract to provide a TETRA radio communication system for the Guangzhou municipal government. The system will provide secure radio communications for more than 60,000 users over an area of more than 7,000 square kilometers in the city of Guangzhou. It will also offer secure communication services for the 16th Asian Games scheduled for November 2010.

The system comprises two switches, a large number of TB3 base stations and a dispatching system. To set up the radio network, EADS DS has teamed up with CETC-7, a strategic partner of EADS DS in China.

The deployment work has started as the Guangzhou government intends to use the system in April 2010 while testing security measures for the Asian Games. Users of the EADS radio communication system will include the Guangzhou municipal government, traffic police, armed police, the city administration and the Asian Games Committee.

"We are very honored and proud that the Guangzhou government has chosen EADS DS. Asian Games is an important event, and we are confident that the success of our digital trunked network during the Beijing Olympics and during the 60th anniversary celebration of the People's Republic of China can be repeated in Guangzhou," said Fran?ois Begaud, Head of Secure Networks in Asia Pacific. "This new contract, together with the recent selection of our TETRA system for the Shenzhen police, highlights the fact that our proven TETRA system is the preferred solution in China."

EADS DS develops digital radio networks and integrated solutions for the long term. The radio communication solutions for public safety play a key role in helping organizations protect citizens.

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