September 30, 2022

Motorola wins $60 million contract extension for emergency network support

With Balaskas (Motorola Solutions)

Credit: Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions has been awarded a five-year contract extension with the NSW Telco Authority for the ongoing support and enhancement of the Public Safety Network (PSN).

As part of the contract, Motorola must provide secure and reliable voice and data communication to first responders via the PSN, which enables Emergency Services Organizations (ESOs) to communicate and coordinate responses to critical incidents and disasters. on a single, shared network.

The suite of public safety services Motorola is to provide includes network lifecycle upgrades and 24/7 cybersecurity support.

Additionally, software upgrades are planned to improve the network’s location, vehicle and personnel protection capabilities. Other upgrades are to pave the way for the use of newer technologies, including software to extend the range of interoperable land mobile radio (LMR) communications to more users via cellular networks and the introduction of convergent communication devices.

“PSN provides New South Wales agencies with exceptional performance in the most challenging environments, enabling coordinated responses to critical incidents and supporting their mission to protect people and places,” said Con Balaskas, General Manager of Motorola. Solutions for Australia and New Zealand.

In 2020, Motorola won a $21 million contract to supply P25 radio equipment that underpinned the PSN.

According to the department at the time, the 2020 contract was to expand PSN from less than 35% to more than 80% to support ESOs and frontline responders.

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