TCI Ships Phase Two of Algeria’s Nationwide SMS System

Fremont, CA – Algeria’s spectrum regulatory agency, L’Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANF), receives equipment from TCI this month for the second phase of the nation’s SMS monitoring effort.

Awarded on August 1, 2013, this project will be delivered this year. Three of the eleven fixed sites included in this contract incorporate 9-element antenna arrays to cover the HF frequency range. All sites will be equipped with Model 737 VHF/UHF/SHF systems with dual-polarized 647D antennas that cover the range of 20 MHz to 8 GHz. Four VHF/UHF/SHF Model 737 Mercedes Sprinter mobile monitoring stations are also included, along with extended warranty support. TCI has expanded its international customer support network to include dedicated, multilingual resources in Algeria for both local and regional support.

This summer, TCI also received its first contract through the Algeria Ministry of Communication for the Public Broadcasting establishment, Télédiffusion d’Algérie (TDA) The August 19, 2013 award includes five measurement vehicles and will ship in Q1 of 2014. A Mercedes Sprinter and two Toyota Prado TCI Model 737 mobile stations will feature VHF/UHF dual-polarized antennas, HF antennas and processor capabilities extended down to 9 kHz, as well as sophisticated TV signal analyzers and log periodic antennas. Two remaining Toyota Prado vehicles will be customized as monitor-only vehicles. This project includes 40 months of warranty support.

TCI’s growing customer base in French-speaking Western and Western Central Africa also includes L’Autorité de Régulation de Mauritanie in Mauritania, L’ Agence Nationale des Fréquences in Tunisia, ARCEP in Burkina Faso, L’Autoridade Reguladora Nacional das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação of the Républic of Guinée-Bissau and Autorité de Régulation Multisectorielle in Niger, as well as Agence de Regulation des Telecommunications in the Republic of Cameroon.

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