Public safety improved via NSW radio upgrade

Public safety improved via NSW radio upgrade

The New South Wales radio network will be upgraded to assist public safety agencies in their duties.

The network upgrade will improve the communications technology used by emergency services every day, while also ensuring the state is better prepared to deal with major emergencies and natural disasters.

Under a partnership between NSW Telco Authority and Motorola Solutions, there will be an upgrade to 150 radio sites and an additional 23 new sites for expanded network coverage across the state.

“The project will provide New South Wales agencies with trusted voice communications and resilient performance so they can perform their essential daily work safely and efficiently,” Motorola Solutions Vice President and Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand Steve Crutchfield said.

The $30 million project will provide emergency services and other New South Wales agencies with access to enhanced voice and data communications, extensive coverage, interoperability and resilience to support their daily operations.

The upgrade also represents a key milestone within the NSW Operational Communications Strategy and Critical Communications Enhancement Program, which is providing improved technology to frontline personnel and improving the quality and efficiency of radiocommunications across the state.

In addition to the radio network upgrade, NSW TA has deployed Motorola Solutions’ WAVE application within its radio network, giving first responders more ways to stay connected.

The application enables New South Wales public safety agencies to securely extend the reach and capability of their radiocommunications to team members carrying smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Image caption: Multiple public safety agencies including the Ambulance Service of NSW will benefit from the network upgrade.

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