Emergency Services Network

The Emergency Services Network will replace the existing Airwave communications network used by the police, fire and rescue, and ambulance services in the UK.


Emergency Services Network: detailed guide

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The Emergency Services Network will be the new communication system used by the 3 emergency services and other public safety users in the UK.

In the above documents you will find more information about ESN and the progress of the programme delivering it, including:

  • the partners working on ESN
  • how ESN is being piloted and tested
  • ESN’s mobile coverage
  • devices that will be used to access the ESN
Published 13 June 2013
Last updated 28 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated both documents.
  2. An ESN overview page has been added, the HTML page has been updated as it was out of date.
  3. Published details of main contracts awarded.
  4. Replaced document and added information about a public consultation
  5. Updated information
  6. Updated version.
  7. Story "Eight organisations go forward to next stage of bidding to run new network" published.
  8. Information on related procurements published.
  9. First published.