Cambridge based digital radio company, Sepura, has signed a deal that will help it leverage Chinese adoption of the TETRA standard.The UK company has signed an MoU with Eastcom – China’s state-owned mobile communications enterprise – and owner of eTRATM (Eastcom Trunked Radio) digital trunking communication system.
The parties will collaborate by sharing their respective skills, insights and market experience relating to the manufacture and distribution and service of TETRA radio products.
Sepura says the agreement to work collaboratively in promoting the benefits of TETRA in China will result in more seamless and reliable communications for many market sectors.
TETRA is the digital communication standard widely adopted at worldwide level by public safety, utilities providers, municipal authorities, commercial and transport organisations. Sepura says it is the ideal technology for mission critical communications – providing robust, reliable and uncompromised transmission for voice and data.
Sepura CEO, Gordon Watling, said: “Eastcom is one of China’s leading TETRA systems and equipment design, development and manufacturing enterprises. It has a long history of achievement in the country’s mobile communication industry and is an influential player in wireless trunking.
“Eastcom developed the eTRATM, a digital communication system, supporting both TETRA and the police digital hybrid network. This agreement enables Sepura to participate in China’s growing adoption of the TETRA standard and the mission-critical communication products that operate on this standard.”
Wang Zhongxiong, president of Eastcom, added: “We look forward to a close partnership with Sepura. We are confident that as two industry leaders working together like this, we will bring greater value to our common customers and generally enhance the quality of applications for the wider TETRA market.”
To mark the commencement of operations within the framework of this cooperative agreement an official event took place at the Eastcom Technology Park in Hangzhou.
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