EE wins emergency services contract worth £7 billion
Mobile network operator EE have been selected by the Home Office to provide 4G voice and data to 300,000 critical emergency workers.
EE CEO Olaf Swantee commented, "We are immensely proud to be selected to deliver this vital new network for Britain’s Emergency Services. We’ve worked closely with the Police and Ambulance crews to show the power of 4G in helping save time and save lives. We will now work tirelessly to deliver a highly resilient, truly nationwide 4G network to serve all of Britain’s Blue Light and First Responder teams across the UK."
The new service provided by EE will be set to replace the previous TETRA system from mid-2017 when the current contracts expire. EE have already committed to spend £1.5 billion on their network up to 2017 and will be increasing that investment in order to fulfil the Emergency Services Network contract.