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Airwave invests in its network - replacement service will be LTE-ready and future-proof

31 July, 2013

Airwave has signed a contract with NEC Europe for the replacement of 2,100 BT kilostream circuits that make up part of the Airwave Network.

John Lewis, COO of Airwave, commented: “Over the next few years BT will be withdrawing its kilostream product used in part of our Network. We have decided to make the investment now as it ties in with our move towards technology and services beyond the core TETRA network.

"The replacement service will offer our customers a future proof transmission service to support both current and future capacity requirement to base sites”.

The NEC has provided microwave radio solutions to Airwave since 2006.

“We will be replacing a large proportion of Airwave’s current TETRA backhaul network with high capacity iPASOLINK microwave radio solutions. In addition, we will manage the network design, site acquisition, site construction and installation, as well as the commissioning of the equipment. This deal demonstrates our competitiveness and expertise for building and managing large-scale ICT infrastructures,” says Naoki Iizuka, President and CEO, NEC Europe.

The replacement product is LTE ready, which is in line with the industry’s push for it to become one of the leading technologies for future mission critical communications.

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