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Published: March 28, 2012 Content info:

This publication has been discontinued on July 2, 2018.



Research Methodology

Considerable research was done using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed; evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was conducted. Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.

The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.

Target Audience

This report is intended for organizations involved in the development of PSC; as well as for companies that are working in the area of advanced commercial digital LMR networks design and implementation. Engineers, management and sales departments will find in this report useful information that can be applied to their work. Report also addresses the needs of managers and technical staff of various public safety organizations.


The report updates and revises previous Practel reports (published in 2008-2011) on the development of TETRA radio markets. The TETRA technology is prevailing in Public Safety Communications (PSC) and found diversified commercial applications as well.

The report provides the results of the TETRA radio Potential Market (PM) analysis performed by Practel. The PM analysis allows to assess essential market characteristics and to present them in convenient formats. Though the PM analysis may lack some specifics, it allows estimating the upper boundaries of the market size and provides guidance to both TETRA users and vendors. All major geographical segments of the TETRA market have been addressed in the report.

In the Attachment, the authors analyzed TETRA LMR technology specifics, standards and performed the analysis of major market players and their portfolios. The phased approach of this technology standardization is emphasized.

This report is intended for organizations involved in the development of PSC; as well as for companies that are working in the area of advanced commercial digital LMR networks design and implementation.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction

  • 1.1 Scope
  • 1.2 Research Methodology
  • 1.3 Target Audience

2.0 TETRA: Potential Market

  • 2.1 Sources
  • 2.2 Method and Assumptions
  • 2.3 Summary: TETRA Radio PM
  • 2.4 Market Characteristics
  • 2.5 Details: TETRA Radio Potential Market
    • 2.5.1 Global
    • 2.5.2 EU
    • 2.5.3 England
    • 2.5.4 France
    • 2.5.5 Germany
    • 2.5.6 Spain
    • 2.5.7 Italy
    • 2.5.8 China
    • 2.5.9 India
    • 2.5.10 E. Europe
    • 2.5.11 Asia (Ex. China & India)
    • 2.5.12 Africa

Attachment: TETRA Standards, Technology and Industry

  • A.1 General
    • A.1.1 Origination
    • A.1.2 TETRA Association
    • A.1.3 Major Milestones
  • A.2 TETRA: Scope-Release I
    • A.2.1 General
    • A.2.2 Bands
    • A.2.3 TETRA and GSM
  • A.3 Main Features
    • A.3.1 General
    • A.3.2 Technical Details
    • A.3.3 Services
    • A.3.4 Benefits
    • A.3.5 Networking
  • A.4 Release I Details
    • A.4.1 Data Transmission
    • A.4.2 Interfaces
    • A.4.3 Infrastructure
    • A.4.4 Spectrum Allocation
    • A.4.5 Mobiles
  • A.5 P25 and TETRA
    • A.5.1 General
    • A.5.2 Characteristics
    • A.5.3 Modifications
  • A.6 Security
  • A.7 Summary
  • A.8 TETRA Release II
    • A.8.1 Need
    • A.8.2 Drivers
      • A.8.2.1 Approaches
      • A.8.2.2 Major Features
    • A.8.3 Applications
    • A.8.4 Trunked Mode Operation (TMO) Range Extension
    • A.8.5 Adaptive Multiple Rate (AMR) Voice Codec
    • A.8.6 Mixed Excitation Liner Predictive, enhanced (MELPe) Voice Codec
    • A.8.7 Data Services Development
      • A.8.7.1 TAPS
      • A.8.7.2 TEDS
      • A.8.7.3 Next Steps
    • A.8.8 Comparison
    • A.8.9 Standardization Status
      • A.8.9.1 TETRA RII Major Tasks
  • A.9 TETRA in North America
    • A.9.1 Process
    • A.9.2 FCC Position - U.S. TETRA
    • A.9.3 U.S. Trials
  • A.10 Vendors
    • 3T Communications (Austria)
    • Aerial Facilities Limited (AFL)-Axell (England)
    • Artevea (England)
    • Cassidian (France)
    • ClearTone (England)
    • Creowave (Finland)
    • DAMM Cellular (Denmark)
    • EtherStack (Australia)
    • Funk-Electronic Piciorgros GmbH (Germany)
    • Frequentis (Austria)
    • Groupco (Taiwan)
    • HYT- Hytera (China)
    • Mentura (Finland)
    • Motorola Solutions (U.S.)
    • Niros (Denmark)
    • Pegasus Network (England)
    • Portalify (Finland)
    • PowerTrunk (U.S.)
    • Puja Electronics (India)
    • Quanzhou Keci Exactitude Electronic Co., Ltd (China)
    • Quanzhou Henghui Plastic Electron Industry Co., Ltd (China)
    • Radio IP Software (Canada)
    • Rohde-Schwarz- HYT (Germany)
    • Rolta (India)
    • Rohill (Holland)
    • Sepura (England)
    • Selex Communications (Italy)
    • Software Radio Technology (England)
    • Tianjin 712 Communications & Broadcast Co Ltd (China)
    • Teltronic (Spain)
    • Team Simoco (England)
    • Thales (England)
    • Z-Stone Telecom Technology Co., Ltd (China)
    • Zetron (U.S.)
  • Conclusions
  • Attachment: ETSI TETRA Standards
  • Figure 1: TETRA Market Geography: Contracts (2011)
  • Figure 2: TETRA Radio Contracts by Applications
  • Figure 3: PM: Global TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 4: PM: Global TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 5: PM: EU TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 6: PM: EU TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 7: PM: England TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 8: PM: England TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 9: PM: France TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 10: PM: France TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 11: PM: Germany TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 12: PM: Germany TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 13: PM: Spain TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 14: PM: Spain TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 15: PM: Italy TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 16: PM: Italy TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 17: PM: China TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 18: PM: China TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 19: PM: India TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 20: PM: India TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 21: PM: E. Europe TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 22: PM: E. Europe TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 23: PM: Asia (Excluding China & India) TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 24: PM: Asia (Excluding China & India) TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 25: PM: Africa TETRA PSC ($B)
  • Figure 26: PM: Africa TETRA Commercial ($B)
  • Figure 27: TETRA Association Structure
  • Figure 28: TETRA Release I
  • Figure 29: TETRA Interworking Illustration
  • Figure 30: TETRA Interoperability Interfaces
  • Figure 31: Network Scenarios
  • Figure 32: TETRA Release I Interfaces
  • Figure 33: TETRA: Spectrum Allocation
  • Figure 34: Phased Approach
  • Figure 35: TETRA R II Data Services Developments (TEDS)
  • Figure 36: Directions
  • Figure 37: TAPS
  • Figure 38: Spectral Efficiency
  • Figure 39: Rates and Range
  • Figure 40: TETRA TEDS Characteristics
  • Table 1: Summary ($B)
  • Table 2: TETRA Established
  • Table 3: TETRA Release I-Major Characteristics
  • Table 4: TETRA Improvements
  • Table 5: Applications (Release II)
  • Table 6: TEDS RF Channel Characteristics
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