Airwave in Australia has been appointed by the New South Wales (NSW) government to operate and maintain their government radio network (GRN), one of the world’s largest government radio networks.
GRN is made up of approximately 160 sites with 30,000 users from 30 government agencies and departments and serves agencies such as the Ambulance Service of NSW, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW State Emergency Service.
Airwave was appointed following a competitive tender process undertaken by the NSW Telco Authority, who made their decision based upon a range of factors, including the ability to draw on Airwave’s extensive experience and resources.
Malcolm Keys, CEO of Airwave Australia: ‘The network will be resourced via a team of dedicated staff and existing field staff. The scope of activities includes first and second level maintenance of equipment on sites, first level support for network core equipment (network switch) and general network operation and control activities, monitoring and reporting.’
Airwave will take over operations of the network from 1 August 2013, with the transition period already underway.