Sigma Wireless wins Swedish Tetra deal

14 Sep 2005

Dublin-based radio antenna developer Sigma Wireless has been chosen by Saab AB as the principal antenna supplier to the Rakel Tetra nationwide system in Sweden, the new radio network for the emergency services, customs and armed forces. The project comprises up to 2,000 sites and will take three years to complete.

Saab along with EADS (formerly Nokia) and Eltel Networks were part of the successful consortium that was awarded the contract, which includes the provision of systems, infrastructure based on the Tetra standard and extension operation and maintenance and training for all Swedish security and safety authorities.

“This award is a major endorsement of our Tetra strategy of designing innovative, high-performance antennas solutions for our customers and our experiences in UK, Spain, Hong Kong and China enables us to pass this experience on to our new customers,” said Joe Moore, CEO of Sigma Wireless Technologies.

Christian Stiegler, technical project manager, Saab Contracting AB, said Sigma Wireless was chosen because of the high quality of its Tetra antenna products and previous contract wins in the Tetra area.

Established in 1991, Sigma Wireless is headquartered in Finglas, with a sales presence in the UK, France and Italy. It employs 106 staff involved in design, manufacturing and marketing of infrastructure antenna products for mobile operators. It was recently acquired for €22m by PCTEL, a Chicago-based broadband equipment supplier.

By Brian Skelly