Altech Fleetcall is the only company owning a national radio trunking communication network in South Africa, which is arguably the largest operational MPT1327 network in the world. With Hytera's Digital Mobile Radio system, a highly advanced ETSI standard Tier 3 trunking solution, the national network will have comprehensive elevation including higher data speed, GPS tracking, flexible dispatching, multi-level monitoring, larger subscriber capacity and crystal clear voice quality. "The time had come for us to invest in an upgrade of our network. We explored a number of options to upgrade the predominant analog network to a digital solution to provide our existing and potential customers with the tremendous benefits of digital radio technology." Brett Nash said, Managing Director of Altech Radio Holdings.
It is a long-term planning and market investigation process before reaching an agreement by both parties. "We chose Hytera to be our partner in this upgrade project based on the company’s R&D reputation, quality of their products and the mutually beneficial relationship our two companies have enjoyed since 2007," says Brett.
The potential of network upgrading in South Africa is growing, Brett Nash agreed, "Should the subscriber uptake warrant it, the network could potentially grow to 250 sites nationally. These sites would be deployed over a number of phases and be aligned with where the company perceives the greatest benefit."
Founded in 1993 in Shenzhen, China, Hytera has become a key player in PMR (Professional Mobile Radio) communication industry with a large client base covering more than 80 countries and regions worldwide. Hytera values innovation and invests over 15% of its revenue each year in Research and Development. Hytera is actively involved in developing global PMR standards, and is one of the few radio communication providers that masters in all the three main stream digital standards, namely TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio), DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) and PDT (Professional Digital Trunking).
About Altech Fleetcall
Altech Fleetcall is one of three business units in Altech Radio Holdings, one of the operating companies in the Altron TMT Group. The latter is part of the Altron Group and was formed through the merger of Altech and Bytes. Altron TMT is the largest privately owned converged solution provider in Africa, offering customers value-added products, specialised services, support and solutions through the convergence of telecommunications, multi-media and IT (TMT).