Consultation outcome

Additional telecommunications coverage for the emergency services network

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Summary of consultation responses and next steps

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Detail of outcome

The consultation took place over a 4-week period from 1 September 2015 to 29 September 2015.

Original consultation


This consultation seeks your views on the emergency services mobile communications programme (ESMCP) proposals and seeks information on available infrastructure in the areas shown on the map.

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Consultation description

The Home Office-led emergency services mobile communications programme (ESMCP) is a cross-departmental programme set up to develop a new communications services to replace the current Airwave system. The new service will be called the emergency services network (ESN).

The ESN will be a more affordable, more capable and more flexible communications network, than the existing Airwave mobile radio system currently used by the 3 emergency services in England, Scotland and Wales. It will be provided by a 4G LTE commercial mobile network operator.

This consultation applies to telecommunications infrastructure providers, and all others with an interest in the ESMCP proposals.

How to respond

The closing date for response to this consultation is 29 September 2015.

You can respond via email to:

Or you can write to us at:

Emergency services mobile communications programme
Home Office
Peel Building
2 Marsham Street


Published 1 September 2015
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