Airbus Defence and Space has entered into a strategic partnership with Bravo, a Saudi telecom operator which focuses on providing wireless mission-critical group communications in Saudi Arabia.
Under the agreement, Airbus will be one of the suppliers providing Bravo with TETRA technology and all the necessary equipment required for mission-critical communications. Motorola Solutions is one of the other suppliers.
The demand for such solutions in Saudi Arabia increased in light of the needs of various business sectors, especially in the field of oil and gas. With new technology available, the security of various professional mobile radio networks will be improved. Airbus will also update secure networks and refine a sustainable uninterrupted maintenance service in standard lead time.
Olivier Koczan, Head of Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence and Space, said: “This partnership is an expression of mutual trust and an important step to establish new radio communications networks in various business sectors in Saudi Arabia. The agreement helps to gather new momentum for both partners.
“It also reinforces the presence of Airbus Defence and Space Secure Land Communications in Saudi Arabia. Historically, we have strong relationships there, as we are already servicing several governmental customers.”
Fahd Mushayt, chief executive officer of Bravo, pointed out that the partnership with Airbus Defence and Space is crucial for Bravo’s goal to supply the largest TETRA-LTE network for critical communications in Saudi Arabia.
Bravo, founded in 2005, operates under a license of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) agreement with STC, the largest telecom company in the Middle East. Bravo’s existing network is built on Motorola iDEN push to talk technology in providing its services and solutions to its customers. This will now be modernised using TETRA equipment from Airbus.
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