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Pro-M takes delivery of TETRA equipment

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co (EADS) has made the first deliveries of infrastructure for Hungary's new nationwide emergency radio network, Pro-M Zrt, a company set up by Hungary's incumbent telco Magyar Telekom Nyrt together with its wireless services unit to build the network, announced on Tuesday. Pro-M said it has taken delivery of 10,150 terminals, and the first test call made with the system was successful. The network is expected to be operational in Budapest by April 5, 2006, and in the whole country by the start of 2007.


Pro-M won the tender to build the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) network in October 2005, offering to complete the project for an annual operating fee of Ft 9.325 billion. The fee, however, could be raised if the government decides to develop the network further, use it for additional services or raise the number of communication devices from the 14,000 contained in the contract.