Tetra | 2018-03-13

Schiphol Airport Celebrates More than 10 Years of TETRA Without a Minute of Down Time

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has exceeded more than 10 years of TETRA operation without a minute of downtime. The airport, whose TETRA radio infrastructure is based on Rohill’s High End TetraNode, migrated to TETRA back in 2006.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the main international airport of the Netherlands, is the 5th busiest airport in Europe and 14th busiest airport in the world. To support their airport operations, Schiphol decided in 2006 to migrate to TETRA. The radio network at Schiphol is crucial for the daily exchange of critical information during day and night.

The TETRA radio infrastructure is based on TetraNode High End; the ultimate solution for demanding, large area and high availability networks. The technology behind it is based on open industry standard, high availability server platforms, especially designed for carrier-grade telecom applications with excellent system performance and availability.

At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, about 10,000 different users share approximately 3,500 radios. The network is interconnected with the airport’s telephone system and offers telephone calls to and from TETRA, but also group calls to TETRA.

KPN (supplier of the TETRA system) comments: “As the service provider of the Schiphol Tetra service we are very pleased with the successful operation of the TetraNode solution for already ten years now at this busy airport, without any downtime, which underlines that TetraNode is with its scalability, flexibility and wide range of features and benefits an excellent choice for airports.”