Airbus modernises TETRA network for CLP Power in Hong Kong

Working with Hong Kong mobile operator CSL, Airbus Defence and Space is provides interoperable technology for future LTE services

Airbus modernises TETRA network for CLP Power in Hong Kong

Airbus Defence and Space has collaborated with Hong Kong mobile operator CSL to implement the latest TETRA solution for the city’s largest power company CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP). The project got underway recently and will continue over a period of four years on numerous sites in Hong Kong.

CSL is the provider of CLP’s existing network, including base stations, switches and services, whereas Airbus Defence and Space will be the key supplier of CLP’s TETRA technology for the next generation of professional mobile radio.

The upgraded system, based on the latest IP-based TETRA technology, will also offer the possibility to support LTE communications services in the future. There is also an option for CLP to add secure LTE services, based on the Airbus Tactilon Suite product family. CLP set up a TETRA network for the remote control and monitoring of overhead lines in the early 2000s. This technology helps to improve the reliability of CLP’s power supply.

CLP supplies electricity to around 80% of Hong Kong’s population. The company owns and operates over 14,900 kilometres of transmission and high-voltage distribution overhead lines and cables, with more than 14,200 substations, managing about 2.5 million customer accounts in Hong Kong. The company has been using an Airbus TETRA network since the early 2000s. It was the first 800 MHz system in the world.

Airbus Defence and Space has implemented various TETRA networks in Hong Kong and China in the past, especially for the public security and transport sector in Asia.


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