Briscoe, owner of the biggest TETRA network in Nigeria, operates a nationwide TETRA infrastructure, mainly covering Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. Within these areas, the system is constantly growing to provide instant communication service to multiple industries. With increasing user demands for higher security and stability, broader coverage in areas like Port Harcourt and Rivers State, Briscoe needs a new exclusive communication system based on customized design.
Briscoe's subscribers come from multiple industries. Different customers have their own requirements. There are more than 10,000 users using the existing system distributed in several cities. It’s a big challenge to replace existing systems without disruption to ensure the customers’ normal use, system compatibility and flexible network topology including Centralized network/Decentralized network/Mixed network to satisfy different industry norms and requirements.
Hytera provides a complete TETRA solution to Briscoe including 30 Base Stations and 2500 PCS terminals with system control, dispatch, PABX service. 15 base stations of Phase 1 delivery has already being used to replace the existing network and extend this coverage to part of the Niger Delta, where the Oil & Gas industry is located. In Phase 2 the coverage will be extended to most of the Niger Delta Region as well as in Abuja FCT. All sites are expected be implemented and operational by mid 2015.
"With the new infrastructure from Hytera and its new feature set, it makes our role as an operator easier to give our clients exactly what they need in terms of coverage area and functionalities," said Ralph S., Technical Director of Briscoe Technologies.
Hytera Tetra system adopts modular design for easy installation and maintenance, highest standards product specifications to ensure product adaptation to hot, humid, and other extreme environments. Meanwhile, Hytera provide professional services include network topology design, site selection, commissioning of network, training, and local technical support.