The UK’s Police Digital Service (PDS) has recently announced a procurement contract for telecommunications and any related equipment based on the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (Tetra) standard.
Indeed, the PDS aims to deliver the capabilities to create a more digitally enhanced police service by using data and technology more fully and take improved decision-making, strengthen operational effectiveness, drive value for money, and protect the public better. In order to grow, police services need to be able to adapt and deal quickly with the complexity of modern criminality.
Hence, the PDS hopes to harness the power of digital, data and technology to better protect the communities it serves. The PDS is then seeking to procure a multi-supplier framework agreement that can be used by the police, ambulance, fire, rescue, and other user organisations within the public sector to get Tetra-compatible handsets, software, accessories, services.
It was then reported that the Airwave network allows a secure private mobile radio communications platform for all organisations involved in public safety and will begin on February 4th, 2022.