Axell Wireless supplies TETRA public safety network to support Singapore’s first responders
Singapore: 20 May 2014 – Axell Wireless, the worldwide provider of wireless public safety and cellular coverage solutions has provided equipment to upgrade Singapore’s public safety network to support TETRA. The project covers every major iconic and government building in the country, as well as the entire metro network.
The decision was made to upgrade the system to support the needs of Singapore’s emergency services and Axell was selected to supply the equipment due to the company’s expertise in similar high-profile TETRA deployments around the world, and its market leading digital technology. The new system provides the country with a flexible, future-proof network with scope for further enhancements should they be required.
To meet the challenging specifications, Axell supplied a network of digital channel selective off-air systems for in-building coverage and selected outdoor areas of Singapore. Axell’s market-leading Fibre DAS (Distributed Antenna System) solutions were chosen to provide coverage inside the metro, which currently consists of 180km of lines and plans are in place for it to double in size by 2030.
The limited amount of existing fibre at a number of Singapore Metro stations presented additional challenges to the deployment. Axell’s engineering experts enabled a fibre optimisation strategy, providing public safety coverage at all metro stations without the need for the additional costs associated with further fibre deployment.
The entire public safety network is monitored using Axell’s remote monitoring system, AEM (Axell Element Manager). The system allows the support teams to manage equipment from multiple sites, closely monitoring the network and identifying the need for changes as and when they arise, keeping them in full control at all times.
Sameer Kaul, VP Sales for APAC at Axell Wireless said: “We are delighted to be involved in this very prestigious and important project and continuing to provide public safety equipment for the Singaporean national public safety network. Axell’s global leadership position and track record of designing and manufacturing TETRA DAS and coverage equipment for multiple government agencies and 1st responder services all over the world means we are confident in helping to provide a world class solution for the people of Singapore.”
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