Hytera wins TETRA two-way radio contracts in Dominican Republic

TETRA systems will provide the emergency services with mission critical radio coverage in Haina, San Cristobel and Santiago; contracts follow a previous win for Hytera covering the capital city of Santo Domingo

Hytera wins TETRA two-way radio contracts in Dominican Republic

Professional mobile radio communications provider Hytera has been awarded two TETRA radio projects by the Ministry of the Presidency of Dominican Republic covering the cities of Haina and San Cristobel and Santiago.

In order to establish a nationwide emergency response network for National Emergency Care System and Security 9-1-1 (Sistema Nacional de Atención a Emergencias y Seguridad), Dominican Republic government selected TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) technology for its mission critical communications.

The government launched two public tenders at the end of 2015; one covering the cities of Haina and San Cristobal, adjacent to the capital city Santo Domingo, with five base station sites and 528 radio terminals; and a second covering Santiago, the second largest city of the country, with a 30 site solution supporting 2,155 radio terminals.

The existing TETRA network in the Santo Domingo area was delivered also by Hytera as a result of a contract awarded by Dominican Republic's Ministry of the Presidency in 2013. The project includes several components: the 911 system, a camera surveillance system and the communications infrastructure with its respective terminals, which was awarded to Hytera.

“The system in Santo Domingo offers reliable communication services to the public safety forces, and it is a very good testimony of Hytera’s solutions and supports,” said Fernando Camelo, regional director of Hytera international business.

“Dominican Republic government officials have spent a lot effort to choose the right technologies for its public safety forces. Obviously, TETRA has been widely adopted and proved. We are proud to be part of the initiative of building a united nationwide mission critical communication system for the country,” commented Ming Kam Wong, deputy general manager of Hytera international business.

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