Hytera Mobilfunk has been awarded the contract to supply a TETRA radio system for the metro network in the city of Santiago in Chile. The award, won in close cooperation with local partner SICE Chile, will provide digital voice and data communications for secure and effective operation across the Metro de Santiago network.
Hytera will deploy four TETRA switching nodes and 77 TETRA base stations, which will cover all lines on the metro system. The scope of the project will cover the existing lines 1, 2, 4, 4A and 5, as well as the two future lines 3 and 6.
The company’s ACCESSNET-T IP TETRA radio communications system will form the basis of the communications system. To enhance operations further, Hytera will provide 42 dispatcher work stations and voice recording systems for the metro control room.
Together with the radio system, Hytera will also deliver over 2,000 TETRA radios – ranging from Hytera PT580H handheld radios and Hytera MT680 mobile radios to special on-board train radio solutions.
Metro de Santiago is operated by Metro S.A. It opened in 1975 and serves the Santiago metropolitan region and its c. 6 million inhabitants. With over 100 stations and over 100km (64 miles) of route network Metro de Santiago is today South America's largest metro system.
Metro de Santiago serves over 2,200,000 passengers daily making it the fourth largest metropolitan commute system in the Americas measured by passenger rides and the aim is to grow this number even further over the coming years.