Senior Decision Made
In December, Cumbria Police Federation became the 40th Police Federation Board to be provided with their business mobile phones by Voice Mobile. Paul Senior, Secretary/Treasurer Cumbria PF had this to say - “We felt we were gaining the whole package by switching our business mobile phone services to Voice Mobile. They have a strong reputation within the police family throughout the UK given their market leading prices and customer service. In addition, their network partner EE has moved considerably ahead of the competition when it comes to coverage in the areas that we operate”. Paul Senior’s comments reflects EE’s coverage drive in rural areas and intention to cover the whole country with 4G.
EE is seeking to dial up its coverage advantage over rivals with a pledge to expand its 4G network to 95pc of the country by 2020, as it reaps the benefit of a lucrative contract with the Home Office to connect the emergency services. EE is seeking to capitalise on the deal it made last year with the Government to replace the Airwave radio network by promising to eradicate “not-spots” for consumers too.
• 300,000 Emergency Services end users, including Police, Fire and Rescue, and Ambulance, to benefit from nationwide 4G voice and data services for the first time
• Phased transition of end users to new Emergency Services Network to begin in mid-2017
• EE to invest in building more than 500 new 4G sites and deploying highly resilient new core system to deliver ground-breaking critical communications network
• EE customers to benefit from expanded coverage and enhanced network reliability