Siemens wins €190M contract to set up nationwide TETRA Bluelight security radio network in Austria

August 14, 2002

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MUNICH -- The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (IC Mobile) has received a contract worth € 190 million to set up a nationwide TETRA security radio network in Austria. The first stage is scheduled to go into operation in the spring of 2003; completion of the entire system is planned for 2005. Siemens IC Mobile will construct the security radio network “ADONIS” (Austrian Digital Operating Network for Integrated Services) with over 1,200 transmitting stations. “The contract for this security network gives Siemens the opportunity, together with hardware supplier Rohde and Schwarz, to demonstrate its worldwide know-how in the area of TETRA”, said Lothar Pauly, board member of the Information and Communication Mobile Group. The Austrian Ministry of the Interior has chosen Mastertalk, a consortium of Siemens AG and the Viennese municipal utility, as carrier for the ADONIS network. ADONIS is based on the European standard for digital trunked radio technology.With the Schengen Agreement the EU-Commission calls for a uniform radio standard for security and emergency services to enable cross-border communication independent of network suppliers. In this context the security aspects of digital trunked radio play an important roll.Siemens Information and Communications Networks Inc.

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