New update on the United Kingdom (UK) Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) upgrade to ESN

Further to our blog on 23rd October 2018, the BBC has recently published an article on the rolled out there a spending watchdog has warned that the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) is set to go over budget by at least £3.1bn.

As mentioned in our previous blog we understand that the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) will be rolled out in number of phases. It seems apparent that there will be a slow roll-out of the new ESN equipment and in the transition phase both systems (ESN and TETRA) will be running in parallel.

The Home Office has already delayed switching off the existing TETRA system by 3 years to the end of 2022; however the National Audit Office (NAO) has raised doubts whether the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) will be fully cut-over by this date, so it is like that some elements of the existing TETRA Emergency Services Network will be operational in 2023.

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