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19 August 2016

Sepura Supports Critical Communications at Rio 2016

Teltronic, part of the Sepura group, is ensuring that critical communications run smoothly at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio.

A total of 30,000 users, making more than 300,000 calls a day, are being successfully supported by the company’s end-to-end solution, which comprises Nebula TETRA infrastructure, a CeCoCo control centre utilised by more than 100 dispatch operators, four transportable high-traffic base stations, to reinforce coverage for key events, and thousands of fixed, mobile and portable terminals.

A team of 20 systems engineers and technicians provide round-the-clock maintenance and operational support, including resource planning and real-time optimisation of coverage and traffic on an event-by-event basis.

The agreement extended the existing Nebula network used by Rio police, originally provided for the Pan American Games in 2007, to cover four venues (Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã), two airports (Rio de Janeiro/Galeão – Antônio Carlos Jobim International and Santos Dumont) and several key transport routes in the Olympic area.

Significant upgrades were made to meet the coverage and traffic requirements of the Olympic event, allowing the system to provide critical communications for Rio’s State Police and Emergency Services, as well as 14,000 members of the Olympics organisation work force.

The prestigious contract positions Sepura as a major supplier of critical communications to the Games.

Sepura CEO Gordon Watling commented: "We have a strong background in events of this scale, having supported communications for the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Pan-American Games, both huge events in the sporting calendar of Brazil and, indeed, the world.

"We are delighted that Rio de Janeiro’s public safety agencies have, once again, placed their trust in Sepura."

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