EADS Defence & Security wins contract from Guangzhou government for a TETRA network

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- System built to ensure security of the 16th Asian Games in 2010
- Improves security for more than 10 million people in Guangzhou
- Final setup will cover an area of 7,000 square kilometres

EADS Defence & Security (DS) and CETC-7 Ltd. (China Electronic Science and Technology Group Corporation No.7 Research Institute) have just been awarded a contract to jointly provide a TETRA radio communication system for the Guangzhou municipal government. The system will provide secure radio communications for more than 60,000 users over an area of more than 7,000 square kilometres in the city of Guangzhou. It will also offer secure communication services for the 16th Asian Games scheduled for November, 2010.

The system comprises two DXTip switches, a large number of TB3 base stations and a dispatching system. To set up the radio network, EADS Defence & Security has teamed up with China Electronics Technology Group Corporation N°7 Research Institute (CETC-7), a stra tegic partner of EADS Defence & Security in China.

The deployment work has already started as the Guangzhou government intends to use the system in April 2010 while testing security measures for the Asian Games. Users of the EADS radio communication system will include the Guangzhou municipal government, traffic police, armed police, the city administration and the Asian Games Committee.

"We are very honoured and proud that the Guangzhou government has chosen EADS Defence & Security. Asian Games is an important event, and we are confident that the success of our digital trunked network during the Beijing Olympics and during the 60th anniversary celebration of the People's Republic of China can be repeated in Guangzhou," said François Begaud, Head of Secure Networks in Asia Pacific. "This new contract, together with the recent selection of our TETRA system for the Shenzhen police, highlights the fact that our proven TETRA system is the preferred solution in China."

EADS Defence & Security develops digital radio networks and integrated solutions for the long term. The radio communication solutions for public safety play a key role in helping organisations protect citizens.

About CETC-7 (China Electronic Science and Technology Group Corporation No.7 Research Institute)

CETC-7 was founded in October 1959, subordinated to CETC. With more than 2,500 employees, CETC-7 is a dedicated research institute engaged in the research of new structures, standards, technology, systems and equipment for mobile communication. CETC-7 is a member of the China team of the eighth research group under ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union-Radio Communication Sector), the leader of the China team of IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)/TC102 (Mobile Communication), and one of the members at Vice-Chairman level under the China Telecommunication Standardization Technology Commission. In the area of civil mobile communications, the site selection system and the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) researched and developed by CETC-7 have had an important influence on the domestic market and have made huge contributions to civil mobile communication networks. CETC-7 has always been dedicated to communicationsrelated research, particularly in digital trunking technology, standards formulation and product development, and is a leader in the field.

EADS Deutschland European Aeronautic Defence & Space Agency

EADS Defence & Security is a world leading provider of missioncritical communication and Command and Control solutions through its integrated activity Defence and Communications Systems (DCS).

EADS Defence & Security is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2008, EADS DS - with around 23,000 employees - achieved revenues of € 5.7 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2008, EADS generated revenues of € 43.3 billion and employed a workforce of about 118,000.

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