Company to provide standards-based push-to-talk broadband solution
- Airwave public safety network to be extended through 2022
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) and the UK Home Office have reached an
agreement on terms for the new direction of the UK Emergency Services
Network (ESN) as well as an agreement on terms to extend the Airwave
nationwide digital radio network.
The ESN agreement supports the phased deployment of the ESN program,
ensuring that public safety organizations will benefit from the new
network’s capabilities as soon as possible. Public safety organizations
across the United Kingdom will be able to roll out the capabilities of
ESN at their desired pace while maintaining the Airwave network service
to ensure uninterrupted service.
As part of its delivery of ESN User Services, Motorola Solutions will
implement a 3GPP standards-based push-to-talk (PTT) software solution.
This global platform uses technology from Kodiak Networks, which was
acquired by Motorola Solutions in 2017. To allow for the new phased
deployment strategy, the Motorola Solutions ESN agreement will be
extended by 30 months through the end of 2024.
The Airwave agreement, which is expected to be completed later in the
year, will extend the network on substantially similar terms for three
additional years to Dec. 31, 2022, with the option to be further
extended. The company will also upgrade this critical public safety
network to ensure the requirements of public safety users continue to be
“We are proud to support the Home Office on its new delivery approach
for ESN while at the same time ensuring public safety users have the
Airwave communications network they need,” said Kelly Mark, executive
vice president, services and software at Motorola Solutions. “We have
been working closely with the Home Office to ensure that our services
are aligned with this new phased deployment and timeline for ESN.”
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