Kuwaiti authorities go for Nokia TETRA
BUCURESTI - 6 mai 2004
Comunicat tip General in IT&C
The Ministry of Interior of the State of Kuwait has selected Nokia TETRA as its nationwide radio communication solution.
The Ministry of Interior of the State of Kuwait has signed a contract for the Nokia TETRA system with Nokia, Nokia's value added reseller in the area Atlas Telecommunications, and the Kuwaiti company Global Projects. The Nokia TETRA system will bring improved security for the radio communications of the Kuwaiti police and public safety authorities.
Under the terms of the deal, Global Projects will be the main local contractor, and Nokia, along with Atlas, will provide its complete TETRA solution for the implementation nationwide. The contract also covers a significant number of Nokia handportable and mobile radio terminals.
Equipment deliveries will begin early in the second half of 2004. The first phase of the system is planned to be in operational use by the end of the year, and the whole network by mid-2005.
"We are honoured that the State of Kuwait have put their trust in Nokia and chosen us as their partner for this crucial project," says Hans Holmberg, Vice President, TETRA Sales and Marketing, Nokia.
"This contract, in addition to the ones we have won in Bahrain and Dubai, further increases our market leadership in this region," he adds.
Nokia is the world's leading supplier of TETRA networks and terminals and has demonstrated an unique capability to deliver multi-switch TETRA networks with the ability to provide all TETRA services uniformly countrywide. 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. The open interfaces of Nokia TETRA solutions enable seamless integration to command and control systems. Nokia continues investing in TETRA radio technology and systems for the benefit of present and future customers.
About Atlas Telecommunications
Atlas Telecommunications is a professional systems integrator for telecommunication services in the Middle East. Through its regional presence, Atlas Telecommunications has the necessary knowledge base to engineer and build systems that conform to local rules and regulations. Atlas Telecommunications has already implemented two TETRA systems that are operational in the region, for the Dubai Government and the Bahrain Ministry of Interior.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia is dedicated to enhancing people's lives and productivity by providing easy-to-use and secure products like mobile phones, and solutions for imaging, games, media, mobile network operators and businesses. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on five major exchanges.