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Emergency services chief welcomes building phase of New Zealand’s new public safety network

Below is a joint statement from New Zealand Police Commissioner Andrew Koster. Kelly Gregory, Chief Executive Officer, Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Peter Bradley, CEO of Hatohone Saint John. and Dave Robinson, Chief Executive of Wellington Free Ambulance.

welcome today’s announcement New Public Safety Network Te Kupenga Marutau – It has been confirmed that construction of the government’s new digital communications network for emergency services is underway.

The Public Safety Network provides a single nationwide secure digital radio service and multi-network, including voice, video, messaging and data, in cities, state highways and rural areas commonly accessed by frontline staff. Provides emergency services using priority cellular broadband capabilities. .

The new Public Safety Network is critical to the continued safety of people and the solutions and services we can adopt to get our jobs done and serve our communities.

New Zealand’s emergency services are made up of approximately 35,000 staff and volunteers who respond to more than 5 million rescue calls each year. From small incidents to large multi-agency responses, when employees are on the job, we want to make sure they have what they need. , enable you to respond anytime, anywhere with secure, accurate and timely information.

The Public Safety Network not only helps our respective services continue to collaborate with each other in our day-to-day response, but also helps us prepare for potential future climate-related emergencies.

The Public Safety Network is designed to act as a “network of last resort” in the event of a severe natural disaster, allowing emergency services priority access to the network in the event of congestion. Knowing that we are there gives us a lot of confidence. deterioration.

We welcome vendors to build and manage Public Safety Networks, recognizing their internationally recognized skills and experience. After an extensive global search and robust procurement process led by Next Generation Critical Communications and Crown Infrastructure Partners, the Tait Kordia Joint Venture (a joint venture between Tait Communications and Kordia) has acquired the Digital Land Mobile Radio network and Hourua (a Vodafone/Spark joint venture). Venture) builds and runs preferred cellular services and roaming solutions. We look forward to working with Tait Kordia and Hourua as important partners.

We will continue to be well supported by our current communication network while the Public Safety Network is being built. We appreciate the skill and dedication of the staff who operate these communications services.


media contacts
For more information on the Public Safety Network, please contact Next Generation Critical Communications. ngcc2@police.govt.nz

For questions specific to any of our emergency services, please contact:

police: media@police.govt.nz
Fires and emergencies in New Zealand: media@fireandemergency.nz
Hatohone Saint John: media@stjohn.org.nz
Free Ambulance in Wellington: media@wfa.org.nz or 021 348 571

For more information:
next generation critical communication www.ngcc.govt.nz

https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/emergency-services-chief-executives-welcome-build-phase-new-zealand%E2%80%99s-new-public-safety Emergency services chief welcomes building phase of New Zealand’s new public safety network

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