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Does Vodafone have ESN over a barrel?

Does Vodafone have ESN over a barrel?

The Home Office's plan to replace the Airwave TETRA network with the LTE-based Emergency Services Network could be faced with more turmoil, following the news that Motorola Solutions subcontractor Vodafone has announced its intention to switch off i…

Sam Fenwick, 1st February 2017
ESN transition delayed

ESN transition delayed

The transition of the emergency services from the Airwave TETRA network to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) has been delayed. The first of the user organisations (the North West region) to transition was due to start in September 2017. However, acco…

Sam Fenwick, 20th October 2016
CMA unconditionally clears Motorola Solutions' Airwave acquisition

CMA unconditionally clears Motorola Solutions' Airwave acquisition

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today (1 July) unconditionally cleared Motorola Solutions’ acquisition of Airwave. The announcement by the CMA concludes its investigation. Motorola Solutions completed its acquisition of Airwav…

Sam Fenwick, 1st July 2016
ESN Roundtable: Bringing devices and control rooms to the end-user

ESN Roundtable: Bringing devices and control rooms to the end-user

On the first day of the B-APCO Show, Land Mobile and Capita hosted a roundtable of end-users and suppliers on ESN migration, with a focus on devices and control rooms. The discussion explored the key challenges that both groups expect to encounter, to…

Sam Fenwick, 4th May 2016
ESMCP: “On track” for migration to ESN

ESMCP: “On track” for migration to ESN

The B-APCO Show 2016, which took place at the Telford International Centre earlier this week, focused on the migration of the UK's emergency services from the Airwave network to the Emergency Services Network, which is currently in the design and plan…

Sam Fenwick, 24th March 2016
CMA to investigate Motorola Solutions' acquisition of Airwave

CMA to investigate Motorola Solutions' acquisition of Airwave

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that is investigating Motorola Solutions’ acquisition of Airwave, which completed on 19 February.  The CMA has served an initial enforcement order on Motorola Solutions, which started…

Sam Fenwick, 17th March 2016
Motorola Solutions completes Airwave acquisition

Motorola Solutions completes Airwave acquisition

Motorola Solutions has today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Airwave, the operator of the UK’s TETRA public safety network and that Airwave will drop its legal action against the Home Office. The acquisition took place on…

Sam Fenwick, 19th February 2016
Airwave allows ESN procurement to continue; maintains its legal claim

Airwave allows ESN procurement to continue; maintains its legal claim

Airwave, the current operator of the UK's TETRA network for the emergency services, has dropped its opposition to the continuation of the procurement process for the Emergency Services Network (ESN). According to an Airwave spokesperson, the Home Offic…

Sam Fenwick, 7th December 2015
Motorola Solutions to acquire Airwave

Motorola Solutions to acquire Airwave

Motorola Solutions and Airwave announced yesterday (December 3) that they have entered into an agreement for Motorola Solutions to acquire Airwave for £817.5 million. The acquisition is subject to required approvals and the parties expect to…

Sam Fenwick, 4th December 2015
Airwave calls for multidisciplinary working group to realise the potential of new technology for UK public safety

Airwave calls for multidisciplinary working group to realise the potential of new technology for UK public safety

Airwave, the operator of the TETRA network for the UK’s emergency services has released a report, Blue Light Futures, that sets out the challenges that the government, public services and industry need to overcome to realise the potential of dat…

Sam Fenwick, 30th October 2015
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