ASTRID continues 20-year relationship with consortium

8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Belgian national TETRA operator Astrid has renewed its contract with the Airbus-Proximus consortium.

The contract guarantees continuity of support for “major components in the ASTRID environment” including the radio network itself, integrated ICT platforms, and computer aided dispatching applications. The scope of the agreement also includes operational support alongside preventive, corrective, and “evolving” maintenance services.
 
The ASTRID network is used by the Belgian police, fire, health and ambulance services, as well as several utility and transport companies operating within the country. The four tenets around which the agreement is built are: mission critical service continuity; cost and pricing optimisation; service reinforcement; and long-term commitment in relation to the evolution of the system.
 
Speaking of the relationship, ASTRID chief technical and operations officer Christophe Gregoire said: “This agreement is key to guaranteeing the evolution of Astrid’s services. It is an important milestone, protecting important investments for the renewal, upgrade and modernisation of systems over [recent] years”
 
The scope of the contract covers support for more than 25 different technologies. ASTRID and the consortium have collaborated for over two decades.

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