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NSW govt to spend 63m overhaulting emergency comms - IT News

by Allie Coyne | April 26, 2016

The NSW government will allocate $63 million over the next year to design a single state-wide radio network to replace 70 emergency services communications networks currently in operation.

Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet today said a single network for all of the state's police, emergency and essential services agencies would eliminate the inefficiencies that come from operating dozens of separate and overlapping networks.

It will allow the state to slim 1972 voice radio sites to just 732.

Perrottet claimed the new single network would almost triple the geographical reach of hand-held radio coverage for the State Emergency Service alone.

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