Teltronic, part of the Sepura Group, is providing TETRA critical communications solutions for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where a total of 30,000 users are making more than 300,000 calls per day.
The equipment in use comprises Teltronic Nebula TETRA infrastructure, a CeCoCo control centre utilised by over 100 dispatch operators, four transportable high-traffic base stations – to reinforce coverage for key events – and thousands of fixed, mobile and portable terminals.
A team of 20 systems engineers and technicians provide round-the-clock maintenance and operational support, including resource planning and real-time optimisation of coverage and traffic on an event-by-event basis.
The agreement extended the existing Nebula network used by Rio police, originally provided for the Pan American Games in 2007, to cover four venues (Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã), two airports (Rio de Janeiro/Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International and Santos Dumont) and several key transport routes in the Olympic area.
Significant upgrades were made to meet the coverage and traffic requirements of the Olympic event, allowing the system to provide critical communications for Rio’s State Police and Emergency Services, as well as 14,000 members of the Olympics organisation work force.
Gordon Watling, CEO for Sepura, commented: "We have a strong background in events of this scale, having supported communications for the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Pan-American Games – both huge events in the sporting calendar of Brazil and, indeed, the world. We are delighted that Rio de Janeiro's public safety agencies have, once again, placed their trust in Sepura."