Taiwan’s Coast Guard Chooses Nokia’s New TETRA for its Emergency Services

The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) of Taiwan has chosen Nokia’s state-of-the-art TETRA solution as the platform for evaluating its future professional mobile radio communication needs. This is the first such deployment of a TETRA digital professional mobile radio system in Taiwan.

Under the terms of a contract signed between the CGA and Highpull Technology Co., Ltd., the Nokia-authorized reseller in Taiwan, Nokia will provide its TETRA solution and Highpull will oversee the implementation of the system. With the Nokia system, the CGA will learn first-hand the advantages of using open-standard digital TETRA technology for its emergency communications along the coast of Taiwan, thus improving public safety at sea.

Equipment deliveries are estimated to begin in September.

The Nokia TETRA system will provide improved coverage and new services to the CGA. In particular, Nokia and Highpull will provide easy-to-use automatic vehicle location and data enquiry solutions for the CGA’s evaluation, as well as operational training.

“This deployment with the CGA is pivotal, as it will go a long way towards demonstrating the benefits of TETRA, not only to the CGA but to the Taiwanese market as a whole,” says Topi Kinnunen, Director, Professional Mobile Radio, Nokia Networks. “We are confident that our proven high-quality and reliable TETRA solution will give the CGA a clear picture of the benefits of TETRA and win them over.”

Nokia is the world’s leading supplier of TETRA networks and terminals, offering the most modern countrywide digital radio communication solutions for public safety organizations and other professional users. Special features include: top-class communication security, fast group calls, sophisticated emergency call functionality, prioritized calls, advanced messaging and data communication services, including packet data.

Nokia has a proven track record in delivering multiswitch TETRA networks capable of providing all TETRA services uniformly countrywide. The open interfaces of Nokia TETRA solutions enable seamless integration to command and control systems.

Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet, Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is one of the most broadly held companies in the world with listings on six major exchanges.


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