UK Home Office appoints Daly International as a delivery partner

The Secretary of State for the Home Department, Crime and Policing Group, Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has selected Daly International as one of its delivery partners for its new nationwide wireless emergency services network.

Radio comms UK police

Radio comms UK police

 

The Emergency Services Network will deliver integrated critical voice and broadband data services to all Police, Fire and Ambulance emergency services plus 300 other government and local public safety bodies throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

The service requires a mobile communications network capable of providing the full coverage, resilience, security and public safety functionality allowing allows users to communicate even under the most challenging circumstances.

In December 2015, mobile network operator Everything Everywhere (EE) and mobile services supplier Motorola Solutions were confirmed as the winning bidders by ESMCP to provide the UK’s emergency services with a resilient, national 4G long term evolution (LTE) mobile network, replacing the existing private terrestrial trunked radio (Tetra) system. The network is due to be ready for use by the emergency services from mid-2017, when local authorities will begin gradually abandoning the existing national radio network.

In order to support the successful delivery of the network the ESMCP also requires wireless network infrastructure delivery services.

Daly International is one of five delivery partners that have signed an ADB (Acquisition, Design & Build) Framework Agreement to support the delivery of mobile telecommunications infrastructure throughout England, Scotland and Wales over the next 3 years.

Phil Turner, Daly International’s UK Managing Director, highlighted the significant of the appointment by commenting:

“This appointment reinforces our standing in the UK telecommunications deployment industry in being selected to a highly contested and elite panel. It also represents significant potential work streams for our UK operations over the next 3 years.”

Separately, Daly International is also supporting EE with aspects of upgrading its network as part of the Emergency Services Network project.