Nokia supplies Moratel with TETRA network
Finland’s Nokia and Morocco Radio Telecom (Moratel) have signed a contract for a complete Nokia TETRA system using IP technology. TETRA will be the first digital professional mobile radio system in Morocco.
Deliveries and implementation have already begun and the TETRA service is expected to be available by the end of 2002 in Casablanca prior to nationwide rollout. The system will provide voice and data communication facilities and services, including public safety and security, transportation, utilities, construction and emergency services.
Nokia will deliver TETRA switching equipment, a number of base stations, dispatcher stations, and Nokia TETRA handsets. Special features include: communication security, fast network-wide group calls, emergency call functionality, prioritized calls, advanced messaging and data communication services, including IP packet data.
In addition to network equipment, Nokia will provide its Network Deployment Package, which covers implementation, commissioning and project management; the Nokia KeyCare Package, which maintains the competitiveness of the network after roll-out; and a package of training services for developing staff competencies.
Moratel is a private operator in Morocco, which is willing to provide TETRA services to professional users such as utilities, safety and logistics. Moratel will implement TETRA in Morocco’s main cities such as Casablanca and Rabat, targeting in the future a nationwide network. They will promote advanced IP TETRA services, including IP applications such as Automatic Vehicle location or database mobile access. — (menareport.com)
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