Motorola to deploy TETRA network in Central Asia
Motorola announced it has been chosen to deploy a Dimetra TETRA network to be used by the Special State Protection Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which is located north of Iran on the Caspian Sea. Implementation will begin in the second quarter of 2004 and is expected to be fully operation by the end of the year, Motorola said. Government and public-safety entities will be the primary users. The network will serve “up to several thousand users’ when fully deployed, according to Motorola. It was chosen for its ability to support both encrypted and non-encrypted users on the same network, the company said. Though the network offers integrated voice and data, it will be used intitally to improve voice communications, Motorola said.