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Mobile phones have alerted everyone to the potential of wireless data applications, and mission-critical network users are no exception


Upgrading to mission- critical mobile broadband


As the public’s expectations of mobile communications grow, professional users too are finding a need for data-hungry applications. Phil Godfrey, chairman, offers a view from the TETRA Association on the efforts being made to develop standards for the future


tremendously powerful and valuable benefits to users around the globe. In the field of PMR mission- and business-critical communications, the arrival of TETRA systems has transformed the standards of service and continues to elevate users’ expectations as networks are rolled out across the world. TETRA is a well-established technology in


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Phil Godfrey is chairman of the TETRA Association, the global community forum


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daily operation in more than 118 countries, across a range of sectors and markets where organizations have a common and critical need for robust, secure, immediate and failsafe communications capabilities. In addition, TETRA has an unmatched list of special functions for professional users.


dvances in telecommunications technology and capability – both fixed and mobile – have delivered


Tese factors, together with the unique ‘killer application’ provided by TETRA in its ability to handle mission-critical group calls, and its superior voice quality, mean there is no better communications choice for mission-critical users worldwide. However, the evolution of mobile


communications in the consumer market has led to explosive growth in the use of smartphones and tablet PCs. With the capabilities and the increasing availability of mobile broadband, the mobile communications device, applications and services market is going from strength to strength. Tis data-driven broadband world beckons


to the critical communications industry – but the user requirements are not the same. Te TETRA Association (TA) has a duty to its user


TE TRA TODAY Issue 3 May 2011


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