Ericsson announces contract with NZ Police

21 Mar 2006

Ericsson has signed a 21-year supply and support contract with the New Zealand Police to provide MINI-LINK microwave radio equipment, transmission systems and technical support. The agreement will help the force to roll out its own communications network in the country, providing high speed communications between police stations and radio sites, carrying both voice and data traffic over IP using high-capacity radios and smart traffic nodes. The deal also includes the supply of the vendor’s mobile security software, Ericsson Mobile Corporate Access, which the police will use to turn ‘police cars into mobile police stations’. Separately, Ericsson confirmed it had completed the upgrade of the New Zealand Police’s rural telephony network to Ericsson IP telephony via the installation of 3,000 IP phones.

New Zealand, Ericsson