Feeds

Motorola upgrades Vic emergency network

Future proofs mobile services

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The Victorian government has awarded Motorola Solutions with an $AU130 million contract to upgrade and extend the management of Victoria’s Metropolitan Mobile Radio (MMR) network.

The network is part of the Victorian Government’s Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA). The contract represents a four year extension of the relationship with Motorola with an option to extend for a further two years from July 2016.

Motorola Solutions originally signed a seven-year contract with the Victorian Government in 2004 to design, build and manage the MMR network, helping three agencies to communicate across their then incompatible systems while significantly enhancing coverage across the greater Melbourne metropolitan area.

The new agreement will see Motorola Solutions enhance the network with the current software and radio equipment upgrades, ensuring that it future proofs the network throughout and beyond the contract period. The MMR network utilises P25 open standard radio communications technology, underpinned by Motorola Solutions’ highly resilient design to ensure required performance levels.

“The MMR network was the first build-own-operate private-public partnership undertaken by any state government in Australia from an emergency services perspective, and the extension of this contract is further validation of its success as a best-practice model,” said Ken Shymanski, CEO, Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, Victoria Government.

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.