HCL to set up radio network ahead of Games

Written by fe Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 1 2010, 05:26am hrs
HCL Infosystems, the computer hardware and system integration arm of HCL, has won a project from the Delhi government to establish a government radio network (GRN) ahead of the Commonwealth Games. The contract worth approximately Rs 100 crore will be in partnership with Motorola and will be the countrys first exclusive GRN.

Termed as TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio), the communication network will facilitate fast and secure communication among various government bodies like the Delhi police, fire services, hospitals, public works department and the Delhi Transport Corporation during the Games which will be held in the Capital in October 2010 and beyond.

The deployment of the Government Radio Network based on TETRA will not only enhance our communication infrastructure but will also firmly place New Delhi amongst the leading cities of the world. The 2010 games will see the advent of TETRA, which will open a new chapter of secured and efficient communication between various government agencies, said Savitur Prasad, secretary, information technology, Delhi government.