Telstra and Motorola to build Queensland’s wireless network

By Paul Hemsley Telecommunications companies Telstra and Motorola have formally signed off on a $457.3 million contract from the Queensland government to design, build, operate and maintain the state’s Government Wireless Network (GWN) in a 15 year managed services deal. The two companies have been in the running to take on Premier Campbell Newman’s GWN […]

Motorola tuned out of government radio deal

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales Government has changed channels on the day-to-day management, monitoring, maintenance and service restoration of the state’s Government Radio Network. The NSW Telco Authority, which oversees government radio communications assets and services, has confirmed that it will move from Motorola to Airwave in a deal that aims to improve […]

Victorian fire fighters switching to digital communications

By Paul Hemsley Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells has announced that the state’s Country Fire Authority’s (CFA) of almost 500 brigades will now be able to talk directly with headquarters over a new digital communications network. The communications upgrade has come through the Regional Radio Dispatch Service (RRDS) project, valued at […]

Motorola renews radio network contract

By Paul Hemsley The Victorian Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority has signed a four year extension with Motorola Solutions to upgrade the Metropolitan Mobile Radio (MMR) network. Allowing the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA), Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade to communicate seamlessly with one another, the upgrades will be built upon an […]


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