Cost of Airwave Renewal

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0591
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What plans do you have to help LFEPA with the implementation costs of a replacement for Airwave (radio) when the contract comes up for renewal after 2016?

Answer

Answer for Cost of Airwave Renewal

Answer for Cost of Airwave Renewal

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Home Office led Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) will deliver a new capability for the emergency services which will include mobile broadband as well as voice capability. The current expectation of the Programme is that the cost of the replacement system will be less than the current Airwave costs.