Cassidian celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Beijing Just Top network in China

Beijing, 16 January, 2013
  • Asia's largest digital trunked network and the biggest city-wide TETRA network in the world was developed and installed by Cassidian
  • Ten-year collaboration between Cassidian and Beijing Just Top NetCom
  • The TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA) granted Beijing Just Top NetCom its ‘Award of Excellence'

Beijing Just Top NetCom and the Beijing Government Shared TETRA Network have celebrated their tenth anniversary. This first government-shared TETRA network in China was developed and installed by Cassidian ten years ago and has been operated since then by Beijing Just Top NetCom. During the anniversary celebration, the TCCA granted the TETRA network and Beijing Just Top NetCom the ‘World Class TETRA Network and Operation Award of Excellence.'

"We feel proud of our ten-year collaboration with Beijing Just Top NetCom," said Zoltan Wirth, Vice President and Head of Global Operations at Cassidian Secure Communication Solutions, during the ceremony. "Together, we have created one of the world's best shared TETRA networks, achieving the highest level of performance in China. In particular, the TCCA ‘Award of Excellence' highlights the outcome of this excellent collaboration. Drawing on this success, Cassidian will continue to work closely with our customer and partner Just Top on the further evolution and development of the network."

As the result of four expansions, the Beijing Government Shared TETRA Network became Asia's largest digital trunked network and the biggest city- wide TETRA network in the world. Today, it includes six DXTip switches and more than 350 base stations provided by Cassidian. In the Beijing region, it covers all venues and important buildings, all the metro lines, the main highways and a large number of counties. At the end of 2012, it served more than 90,000 subscribers. As the pioneering shared network in China, the Beijing Government Shared TETRA Network served the largest Olympic Games in history, the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, in addition to other events.

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Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2011, Cassidian achieved revenues of € 5.8 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of more than 133,000.

Anke Sturtzel
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