Airspan Networks Selected by Turkish Police for 4G Public Safety Application
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/01/12 --
Mobile World Congress -- Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of 4G broadband wireless access networks, announced today that the Turkey National Police has selected Airspan equipment for high-speed broadband services in the cities of Isparta and Burdur for mission critical applications.
The Turkey National Police is responsible for law enforcement, transportation safety, intelligence and counter-terrorist operations in Turkey. The Airspan project was commissioned as part of the Mobile Electronic System Integration project, known as MOBESE. The main goals of this project are to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the law enforcement units, strengthen coordination and communication among police forces, as well as monitor and report on police activity.
The Airspan-powered networks are deployed in areas where wired infrastructure was unavailable and enable bandwidth-demanding applications such as HD CCTV camera surveillance. The systems are programmed to collaborate with PolNet, the private and encrypted central Police Information System and Network.
The network operates in the 3.5 GHz frequency band and functions under line-of-sight as well as non-line-of-sight conditions. The deployment provides the Turkish Police with the fastest, most reliable, high capacity coverage. The first phase of the project is deployed in Isparta and Burdur, and expansion to other cities is expected in the third quarter later this year.
"We are extremely pleased by this public safety initiative," commented Henrik Smith-Petersen, President of Global Business Development. "Turkey has been making great strides to modernize their networks and ensure their police units have access to the highest quality information. Airspan's equipment plays a key role in these types of deployments, enabling capacity-demanding, uplink-centric applications with rigorous security protocols."
Smith-Petersen added, "Turkey Police technology decision makers stipulated the importance of the wireless networks consisting of the most secure, state-of-the-art technologies. Airspan was able to provide a reliable, robust, and dependable solution. They chose Airspan for its advanced technology, the strong LTE roadmap which fits well into their network deployment plans, as well as the responsive customer and technical support we have provided."
Airspan products provide 4G LTE and WiMAX solutions operating in the 700 MHz up to 5.9 GHz bands. Airspan's comprehensive product line can be seen at the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, February 27 through March 1, Booth #1C53.
About Turkey National Police
Law enforcement in Turkey is carried out by several departments and agencies, all acting under the command of the Prime Minister of Turkey or mostly the Minister of Internal Affairs. The police force is responsible for law enforcement in cities and some exceptional locations, such as airports. They also play a big part in important intelligence and counter-terrorist operations. The high command of the Turkish Police is situated in Ankara. Below the general directorate are police directorates in all of the country's seventy-six provinces and police posts (district commands) in most of the administrative districts.
About Airspan Networks Inc.
Airspan (PINKSHEETS: AIRO) is a leading 4G wireless solution provider. With over 500 customers in over 100 countries and as a top vendor for carrier-class broadband wireless solutions, Airspan is recognized as a leader and pioneer in 4G and broadband wireless technologies. Providing an expansive product portfolio, Airspan offers customers the widest selection of 4G products in the industry with an unsurpassed level of technology to benefit their business case. Airspan has solutions spanning the 700 MHz to 6 GHz frequency bands. www.airspan.com.
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