UK emergency services get major mobile upgrade

The UK’s emergency services are set to benefit from a major upgrade in their communications network.

The Home Office has revealed that it has contracted Samsung to supply and upgrade the smartphones and all other accessories used by the police, fire, ambulance and other public safety users across the UK.

Under the terms of the deal, Samsung will provide LTE-ready smartphones to all officers, meaning greater reliability and speed when using a mobile device out in the field. The devices will be fully ruggedised, including waterproofing, and come with a range of specialised software designed to help forces carry out critical actions.

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Source: ITProPortal