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Airports connect with Motorola

Airports connect with Motorola
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First Published: Thu, Sep 11 2008. 12 49 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Sep 11 2008. 12 49 AM IST
New Delhi: Motorola India expects to earn $20-30 million in revenue in the next five years from contracts to provide communication networks to three major airports. The company has won contracts for providing digital radio communication networks at the Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad airports. While the network, called Tetra is up and running at the Bangalore and Hyderabad airports, installation is expected to be completed at the Delhi airport within a few weeks.
The airports chose to adopt a single radio communications system for all functions to ensure operational efficiency. “Every stakeholder would use this common facility so that the airport processes are enhanced, so nobody is in a silo approach as exists currently,” says S. Francis Rajan, Head – ICT, Bangalore International Airport.
The current practice at most airports in India is for each of the stakeholders, including carriers and caterers to have their own communication networks. At the Delhi airport, the new network will be used by airport authorities in the first phase. It’ll be only later that it’ll be extended to other stakeholders.
The three airports had floated global tenders. Other companies in the fray included EADS and Siemens.
Motorola says it sees a lot of its business coming from airports, railways, metro systems, large manufacturing units & SEZ – a segment which it expects will grow at 30-40 percent per annum.
“All of these communication needs are directly proportional to growth of the economy and investment in infrastructure and we are seeing a lot of highways etc. All of these are proof points that this business will grow significantly,” says Subodh Vardhan, Director Sales & Country Head, Government & Public Safety, Motorola India.
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First Published: Thu, Sep 11 2008. 12 49 AM IST