Airbus honours MoI's Telecom Department

 28 May 2017 - 1:43

Airbus honours MoI's Telecom Department
An official receiving the award in Hong Kong.

The Peninsula

The Telecommunications Department of the Ministry of Interior was honoured by Airbus during the Critical Communication World (CCW) conference held in Hong Kong from May 16-18 for its collaboration with the aircraft maker to create a new product that connects the Tetra and LTE networks in the field of security, which is the first of its kind in the world. This was achived as a result of efforts of the engineers of the Telecom Department.
Brigadier Ali Salim Al Henzab, Director of the Telecom Department said that the Ministry of Interior was always keen to be at the forefront of the latest communication systems in its service sector. He said that the Ministry has started work with Tetra system since 2006, with the beginning of Asian Games in the country.
The Telecom Department has been working to keep pace with the global development in the field of telecommunications, which resulted in the introduction of new systems with the first, second and third generation of GSM whereas it reached now the fourth generation, which is called the LTE system.
The Tetra system is a security system that works with efficiency. But the entry of the (LTE) provided security services some of the newer features than the Tetra system, as the (LTE) provided the possibility of video and data transmission as well as voice transmission.
He added that the Ministry of Interior was one of the first countries in the world — the third nation — to introduce the LTE system in its security work. Having the use of two networks of communication, Tetra and LTE, securitymen in the various security services had to use two devices at the same time. Meanwhile, the Telecommunications Department started to search for developing a new invention that will serve the two telecommunications services in one.
The telecom engineers from the Qatari cadres introduced the idea of integrating the Tetra and LTE systems into one network with AIRBUS, the producers of TETRA system.
The idea was to create a new product that enables the user to obtain both features of the two systems through a single device, thus achieving more advantages that serve the security work in general.