Mobile World Congress Implements Tait DMR Network
Mobile World Congress (MWC) organizers use a Tait Communications Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) network to keep its workforce connected and ensure the event runs smoothly and safely.
This year’s event attracted more than 107,000 visitors to Barcelona, Spain, and united nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the mobile ecosystem. Attendees include everyone from handset and device makers through to software companies, equipment providers and internet companies. “What’s really interesting to see is that the security staff here are all carrying Tait radios,” said Ross Spearman, Tait chief technology officer (CTO). “That’s because the environment here is extremely challenging for a mobile network. What we’re seeing from our customers in the critical communications industry is their concerns about will their message actually get through on a public LTE (Long Term Evolution) network? And that’s why they still reserve their own spectrum and their own radio networks to ensure that their message will get through.”
The key themes of 5G and internet of things (IoT) — reflecting two ends of the bandwidth and cost spectrum — took center stage at the show.
“The future of communications, as I see it in this industry, is through the convergence of voice and data over multiple bearers,” Spearman said. “And the real secret sauce for us is to make that happen in a seamless way to the end user, so that they don’t care what network they’re on; it just works.”