DAMM has deployed a citywide TETRA radio network covering Lima, the capital city of Peru, and the surrounding regions including Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Ica, Arequipa and Cuzco. To cover the challenging topography, more than 40 base station sites supporting more than 3,000 professional radio users were installed.
Local system partner, Dolphin Telecom, has successfully built the network over the last few years and plans further expansions in both capacity and coverage to enhance the service offering.
During the last six months the network was expanded with 20 sites. Challenges, such as the need for enhanced coverage in tunnel areas and indoor locations, were easily overcome utilising the DAMM decentralised IP-based architecture, easy mountable outdoor BS421 base station in connection with directional antennas.
Javier Sanchez, CEO of Dolphin Telecom, stated: “We have today ensured Lima a comprehensive first responder network using the DAMM TetraFlex decentralised and intelligent network. With the open API in DAMM TetraFlex, it was easy for us to enhance the application services including AVL tracking, fleet management and advanced alarm solutions.
“Communication means the difference between life and death, and the high reliability of DAMM has proven its worth. With DAMM’s solution, we have deployed the most reliable, secure first responder network in Peru.”
Allan Detlefsen, CCO of DAMM, said: “We consider the development in Latin America a great achievement, and we see more and more operators worldwide moving into the PMR business. Following the success with TETRA, we have launched the new DAMM Multi-Tech Platform featuring four technologies in one box: TETRA; DMR Tier III; TEDS (TETRA Enhanced Data Services); and analogue.
“Especially relevant for the operator business is the new multi-carrier feature; a flexible, cost-efficient solution enabling four carriers in one box, and even combining multiple technologies in one box.”
DAMM added that over the last decade it has built up strong strategic partnerships and broad representation to serve the professional mobile market in Latin America.