Airbus wins Chinese airport contract


Guangzhou Airport is rolling out Airbus’ Tactilon Agnet technology, in collaboration with local partners GuangZhou Topcom and Beijing Smart & Speedy.

According to the company, the contract will also see Airbus supply related technology in the form of a Taira switch and Tactilon server, as well as licences for smartphone installation. The system will allow users to communicate via smartphone, as well as what the company refers to as an extended TETRA system.

Guangzhou previously worked with Airbus in 2008, to install an 800MHz TETRA network.

Speaking of the roll-out, Airbus head of the Asia Pacific region, Marko Tiesmaki, said: “Airbus is collaborating hand-in-hand with local partners to create innovative solutions for critical communications. Guangzhou airport - China's third-busiest - is a perfect example of this.” 

A spokesperson for the company said: “Tactilon Agnet is a state-of-the-art professional application and collaboration platform for business and mission-critical users. It allows seamless voice and data services between Tetra and 4G/5G.”

The delivery of the system is planned for the first part of this year.

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