Motorola Solutions has signed a $30 million contract with New South Wales Telco Authority (NSW TA), providing network upgrades across 150 radio sites, as well as expanding coverage with 23 new sites in the state’s north west.
Terms of the deal will see the project provide emergency services and other NSW agencies with access to enhanced voice and data communications, alongside extensive coverage to help support daily operations.
The network upgrade aims to improve the communications technology used by NSW emergency services on a daily basis, while also ensuring the state is better prepared to deal with major emergencies and natural disasters.
“The project will provide NSW 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.
“User agencies will also receive up-to-date radio technology for the next five years and beyond, as well as the flexibility to introduce next generation capabilities over time.
“This includes digital radios that provide a richer set of features including location and mapping data, improved security, extended coverage and new and emerging applications to keep NSW agencies at the forefront of innovation.”
Crutchfield said the project will also benefit the wider economy across NSW, with additional third party resources employed by Motorola Solutions, both directly and indirectly, helping to deliver the upgrade.
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 radio communications to team members carrying smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices.