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DCAN 14: Siting and Design of Radio Telecommunication Equipment
Tetra and Paper Systems

2.12 Another mobile telecommunications system currently in use is Terrestrial Trunked Radio Access (TETRA) which is a standard for digital trunked radio. Presently Northern Ireland does not have any commercial TETRA systems in operation. The Police Service of Northern Ireland operates a system in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Fire Brigade Opens link in a new browser window and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Opens link in a new browser window. There are no plans to allow any commercial use, however some other statutory service providers such as Northern Ireland Electricity Opens link in a new browser window may have limited access available in the future. There are also a number of pager systems in operation.
2.13 TETRA and Pager systems can use a variety of antennas, ranging from 1.5m to 6m in length, which can be sited upon existing or new masts.
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