Chinese city of Fuzhou puts trust in Airbus secure communication technology for another metro line


Airbus Tetra technology ensures secure communications for the Chinese city Fuzhou’s metro line 6, in addition to two other metro lines in the city.

Once again, the capital of the Fujian province signed a contract with Airbus for the supply of secure communications technology, this time for their newest metro line under construction.

This contract is one of three won by Airbus for Fuzhou’s metro lines. Indeed, the company already secures both metro lines 1, and 2, which were respectively put into operation in 2016 and 2019, and are equipped by Airbus. To this day, Airbus has provided secure Tetra communication solutions to the metro lines of 18 Chinese cities.

Fuzhou’s new metro line will receive a Tetra communication system composed of a Taira Server, TB3 base stations for optimal and unrivalled network coverage, as well as TMR880i mobile radios, and TH1n slim and lightweight terminals for staff members. The new metro line 6 will be over 36 km long and will serve approximately 7.74 million inhabitants of the Chinese city. The first section is planned to go into operation in 2021.

“Many of our customers in the transport sector in China acknowledge and appreciate the reliability and efficiency of our solutions,” declares Marko Tiesmaki, Head of the Asia-Pacific region for Secure Land Communications at Airbus. “This recent contract shows that they count on us as a trustworthy supplier in that domain and confirms our leading position in this market”, he adds.

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019, it generated revenues of € 70 billion and employed a workforce of around 135,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

About Secure Land Communications

Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus programme unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions enabling its customers to gather, process, and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of professionals from Public Safety and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies. As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,185 people in 16 countries.

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