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Critical Communications Europe, Amsterdam, March 12 2014:TETRA technology for critical communications has seen yet another record year for shipments. Data from IHS shows that 2013 saw another increase in terminal shipments over 2012, which was already the most successful year to date in the history of the TETRA standard.
Some 600,000 new and replacement TETRA terminals shipped in 2013, and IHS sees the upward trend continuing, expecting more than 4,000,000 active terminals by 2017.
The TETRA Infrastructure market is projected to grow at 7-8 per cent over 2013. Combined with system integration, this market is projected to be worth over $700 million in 2014. Services associated with the implementation and the maintenance of TETRA infrastructure are expected to increase for the fifth year running – forecast to be worth nearly $200 million this year.
Speaking from Critical Communications Europe, one of the TETRA industry’s key events, TCCA CEO Phil Kidner said: “TETRA is the rock-solid foundation for global critical communications. These figures show that TETRA remains unchallenged as the professionals’ technology of choice.”
“TETRA technology has yet again proved its significance in the global PMR market,” said Thomas Lynch, Associate Director, Critical Communications, IHS Technology. “Whether providing public safety officials with reliable and secure communications, or showing its effectiveness in a range of vertical markets, IHS expect yet further growth from TETRA throughout 2014, with some new and exciting projects on the horizon.”
About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.
About the TCCA
The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile standards. For more information, please visit www.tandcca.com
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