TETRA+LTE convergent solution, the best of two worlds
The time to refer to LTE as a ‘future’ technology is all over. LTE has already landed, it’s here and now, strengthening the data capabilities of PMR users worldwide.
Teltronic, a subsidiary of Hytera Communications Corporation Limited, has a strong commitment to provide its customers with the best and most efficient solution. That’s why, meeting user’s new requirements and fitting for current market trends, it has developed e-NEBULA, a hybrid TETRA+LTE infrastructure that enables users to benefit from higher data throughput and, at the same time, take advantage of the robustness and reliability of the leading technology for mission critical communications.
In this way, while TETRA assures mission critical communications for users, acting as a true lifeline thanks to a bunch of trustworthy services as group call, call priority, emergency call or fast call setup, LTE plane is capable of offering new services such as real time video streaming, access to external databases or other massive data transmission applications.
Thus, convergent solution users will soon realize how their daily operations have risen to the next level, with the faith that paramount concepts related to PMR are present in the radio infrastructure supporting their operational protocols: availability, reliability, coverage, scalability, security and cutting-edge radio services.
Therefore, e-NEBULA emerges as an evolution of Teltronic’s renowned TETRA solution NEBULA, becoming the best option to users who want to get the most out from two of the most advanced communication technologies ever
The LTE and TETRA fully integration is achieved from the beginning of the design process to the system operation itself. In fact, this is one of the prime advantages of Teltronic solution, providing an infrastructure with two radio accesses in a seamless manner.
Network Management System (NMS) illustrates very well this design philosophy. The NMS enables system administrators to configure, manage and monitor both TETRA and LTE planes with regard to network users, system architecture and configuration, performance, permissions, call history… from a unified software tool.
And not only the system administration, but also the radio equipment installation and maintenance has been taken into account in the solution design. A common hardware platform for base station can be used to run narrowband technology and broadband LTE. With the same form factor, reduced dimensions and being outdoor ready, both TETRA and LTE base stations can be mounted in the same mast, connected to the same power supply and attached with the same screws, and even spare parts can be shared.
With reference to the core network, composed of main controllers and system nodes, installation seeks to guarantee simplicity. With a mere extension of new boards (if the new dimensioning requires) and a software update for the Network Management Tool, you can see how a TETRA node turns into a TETRA+LTE controller.
While other companies have followed different strategies to incorporate LTE to their existing TETRA infrastructures, signing collaboration agreements with third-party LTE manufacturers, Teltronic’s approach adds LTE technology developed from scratch and 100% owned by itself. This results in a seamless communication solution that boasts the next strengths:
- GREAT FLEXIBILITY: Full control over all the solution components, this makes it possible to retain enough knowledge and capacity to customize the solution, in order to meet the customer needs and requirements without depending on others’ roadmaps.
- COST-EFFECTIVENESS: Same mechanical design and common elements for TETRA and LTE base stations and nodes allows deploying the system while minimizing CAPEX and OPEX.
- SIMPLICITY: ‘keep it simple’, as the main premise for Teltronic’s R&D engineers. As a result, a unified Network Management System for the two of the TETRA and LTE planes.
- FUTURE-PROOF AND EXCELENT SUPPORT: more than 400 mission critical networks deployed worldwide prove the solid reputation of the company in the PMR market.