Rohill, the Dutch specialist in mission critical communications, is to build a TETRA network for the police in Poland. The high-quality network for the Polish emergency services can be seen as a smaller version of Airwave's network in the UK.
The network supplied by Rohill is built in partnership with a local consortium consisting of Rohill' s partners Maxto and IP Connect. The company said its group was able to offer a significantly cheaper deal than the competition bid, which was based on a Motorola Solutions’ technology.
Rohill said its bid undercut the other shortlisted bidder by more than 4 million zloty (£1m). The value of the first phase of the project is over £4 million. The system is expandable to support approximately 600 TETRA base stations.
The existing Polish police network is based on Motorola Dimetra IP 3.8, which now requires upgrading. The new network will run on the latest TetraNode solution from Rohill.
Rohill and its partners have promised to complete the network modernisation within two hundred days and after completion support the existing Motorola terminals in use. During that period the old system will continue to work to ensure coverage is maintained for the police services.
Henk Hilberdink, regional sales director at Rohill, said: "Building a mission critical network is specialised work. We are happy and proud that we can perform this task in an important European country like Poland with nearly 40 million inhabitants."