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Leeds Bradford Airport chooses Mobile Tornado for critical communications

Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has entered into an agreement to equip its workforce with Mobile Tornado’s technologies for critical communications.

LBA, Yorkshire’s biggest airport, will be using Mobile Tornado’s push-to-talk over cellular (PTToC) solutions to provide instant communications with individuals and groups in a targeted and coordinated way to improve safety, efficiency and productivity in complex daily operations.

LBA is one of the first airports in Europe to upgrade its radio system to a PTToC platform and made the move as part of its ongoing investment programme in people and technology.

Mobile Tornado targets sectors that depend on fast, robust and reliable communications between individuals and groups. The low-cost technologies are deployed in more than 30 countries worldwide with mobile operators, government agencies and private enterprises.

The company provides best-in-class, seamless switching between 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile and WiFi networks and is available via the latest ruggedised handsets and smartphone application for Android and iOS operating systems.

The contract was won by Storm, a key reseller of Mobile Tornado technologies and is initially for 200 user licences.

Damian Ives, COO at LBA, said: “We are investing heavily in people and technology to make sure that passengers have the best possible experience when travelling through Leeds Bradford Airport.

“Mobile Tornado’s world-leading technologies will help us to manage operations and achieve our ambitions. As a regional airport, we plan our development with the local economy, environment and stakeholders in mind and we are delighted to be working with Mobile Tornado, a local company with world-leading technology.

“For the first time in its history, LBA will feature 80 destinations year-round and regular seasonal charters throughout 2023-24.”

Luke Wilkinson, global head of sales at Mobile Tornado, added: “This agreement with one of the UK’s busiest regional airports represents another big vote of confidence in our push-to-talk over cellular platform as an improved radio system for critical communications.

“As a Yorkshire company with a growing customer base in the UK and Europe, we are thrilled to be working with LBA and see airports as an important growth market for Mobile Tornado and Storm.”

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