Gautam Buddha International Airport has become the second airport in Nepal to deploy a TETRA communication solution, following on from Tribhuvan International Airport. The solution will be led by Sepura SC20 hand held radios, providing the airport’s security and operations team with the standard of secure, robust, reliable communications devices required to safely manage operations.
The TETRA network will allow the airport to respond to the pressure of moving passengers, luggage and cargo at the airport site, improving both efficiency and safety. It will also enable co-ordination between the airport’s security and operational teams for everyday operations and, where necessary, emergency response.
Sepura’s regional partner in Nepal – Mahavir Shree International P Ltd – delivered the solution to the airport’s operational and security teams. “By adopting Sepura’s SC20 radios, airport staff will benefit from the robust design, crystal clear audio and class-leading coverage capability, making the radio suitable for those working across the airport in security roles and those working in noisy airside locations,” said Shiv Prakash Khemka, director of Mahavir Shree International Pvt. Ltd,
“Having seen the performance of Sepura’s solutions around the world, the purchasing team at Gautam Buddha were convinced of the need to deploy a TETRA network to ensure that coverage was achieved throughout the entire airport site, including runways, covered walkways, passenger areas, cargo areas, hangars, underground areas and parking,” adds Pravin Neupane, deputy director of the National Pride Project within the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
Sepura says the SC20 has the advantage of being able to connect to the airport’s secure Wi-FI network, enabling future upgrades through their AppSPACE applications environment. When required, radio fleet administrators will be able to deploy bespoke applications directly onto the SC20 to automate and streamline essential processes.