UK Public-Safety LTE Network Targeted For Completion In 2020

UK public-safety LTE network targeted for completion in 2020, with LMR providing early direct-mode solution

First responders in the United Kingdom (UK) are slated to complete the communications transition from the Airwave TETRA system to the LTE-based Emergency Services Network (ESN) in 2020

First responders in the United Kingdom (UK) are slated to complete the communications transition from the Airwave TETRA system to the LTE-based Emergency Services Network (ESN) in 2020, although LMR technology likely will continue to be used when off-network voice communications are needed, according to a UK official.

Gordon Shipley, program director for the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme at the Home Office, said public-safety users are expected to begin migrating to the ESN LTE network during the middle of next year, with the transition slated for completion during the latter half of 2020.

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