Procurement and operation of a modern communications system requires consideration of several complex issues. This section is aimed at providing basic facts and guidance to help successful rollout and use of a TETRA system. The TETRA MoU Association manages the Interoperability Certification process to enable and maintain a fully interoperable multi-vendor market for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Constructing and operating a radio communications system requires the understanding of several Regulatory issues related to radio frequencies, licensing, etc. regarding formal procedures. This chapter aims to give guidance on how to access the essential regulatory information required.
Users of radio systems and citizens in surrounding communities may have concerns regarding occupational safety, health and environmental issues. The chapter Health, safety and environment provides tools to access the latest research findings and supporting material related to these issues. Also included is download area for TETRA Health Leaflets .
Planning a mobile communications system is not a trivial task and requires expertise and professional resources. The chapter System Planning gives a brief introduction to the design tasks to be taken into consideration when starting a network project. Furthermore, several topics related to the operational aspects of the system from the tactical/operational model to details of numbering and information security control need to be understood and planned to produce an operational environment that efficiently serves all users of the service. These issues are briefly addressed in the Numbering chapter.
The Association also offers advice on the use of encryption.