Motorola Solutions chosen for UK’s next-generation public safety communications system

on Thursday, 10 December 2015. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Basingstoke, England - Dec. 10, 2015 – The U.K. government’s Home Office has signed the “Lot 2” contract with Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) for user services for its new Emergency Services Network (ESN), a next-generation public safety communications system. Motorola Solutions will also provide system integration and critical functionality for the new public safety long term evolution (LTE)-based network, expected to be relied on by more than 300,000 emergency and public service users at more than 300 agencies across Great Britain.

ESN will support a network based on 4G public safety LTE technology with voice and broadband data services, such as the ability to send photos and video, for Great Britain’s police, fire, rescue, ambulance and other public services.

“As a company trusted with providing emergency and public safety agencies with innovative, reliable and secure critical communications technology, we are honored to have been selected for this opportunity,” said Manuel Torres, senior vice president of Europe and North Africa Sales & Support Services. “We share ESN´s commitment and vision to equipping emergency and public service agencies with the functionality and capabilities that a broadband-based network can offer.”

Motorola Solutions has been a relied upon communications partner to the emergency services community in Great Britain for more than 45 years.

The company has a proven track record of delivering, managing and operating large-scale, complex and dependable public safety networks across the globe. Motorola Solutions operates more than 20 mission-critical systems in countries including Denmark, Norway, Austria, Australia and the United States. In addition, the company is implementing the three largest public safety LTE networks in the world, located in Los Angeles County, California in the U.S. and two Middle Eastern countries. Motorola Solutions is also leading public safety LTE trials with multiple international police and military forces throughout the world.