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EE unveils rapid response vehicles for ESN coverage

EE unveils rapid response vehicles for ESN coverage

Today (21 February) at the Kia Oval stadium EE displayed one of a fleet of 32 4x4 rapid response vehicles (RRVs) that will be used to provide temporary coverage for the Emergency Services Network in the event of flooding, power outages and other incid…

Sam Fenwick, 21st February 2017
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
Start of ESN transition now scheduled for mid-2018

Start of ESN transition now scheduled for mid-2018

The transition of the emergency services from the Airwave TETRA network onto the Emergency Services Network (ESN) is now expected by the Emergency Services Mobile Services Communications Programme (ESMCP) to begin at the earliest in mid-2018. Previous…

Sam Fenwick, 11th January 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
ESN update: core specifications now with device vendors

ESN update: core specifications now with device vendors

Jeremy Kemp, technical lead – related projects at the Home Office, said that last week the suite of core specifications from EE and Motorola Solutions were made available for the first time, “which will allow device vendors to start …

Sam Fenwick, 23rd September 2016
National Audit Office: ESN roll-out “remains inherently high risk”

National Audit Office: ESN roll-out “remains inherently high risk”

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released a report “Upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network”, which assesses the risks associated with the delivery of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) by the Emerge…

Sam Fenwick, 15th September 2016
Home Office revisits purchase of ESN devices

Home Office revisits purchase of ESN devices

Following market consultation, the Home Office has revisited its tender process for the supply of devices, accessories and services for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) worth up to £150m. ESN is being introduced to provide integrated critical …

Mark Venables, 7th September 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
North Wales Police opt for Frequentis’ 3020 LifeX integration platform

North Wales Police opt for Frequentis’ 3020 LifeX integration platform

Frequentis will supply its web-browser based 3020 LifeX integration platform for Public Safety control room ICT solutions to North Wales Police, according to John Gurney, Frequentis UK’s managing director, who told journalists the news at a co…

Sam Fenwick, 24th June 2016
ESMCP: National Parks England and the Home Office sign Joint Accord

ESMCP: National Parks England and the Home Office sign Joint Accord

National Parks England and the Home Office have signed a joint accord that aims to support the rollout of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) in National Parks, protect the Parks' special qualities by minimising any a…

Sam Fenwick, 6th June 2016
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