• The UK Home Office awarded a contract to outsourcing specialist Capita to help enable the EE‑supported Emergency Services Network (ESN). 

UK Home Office awards Capita ESN contract

UK Home Office awards Capita ESN contract

Source: Capita

The UK Home Office awarded a contract to outsourcing specialist Capita to help enable the EE‑supported Emergency Services Network (ESN). Capita said its remit is to develop a software solution to help migrate the current TETRA‑based Airwave emergency services system to the ESN. Capita said the solution will “interface with Airwave but at the same time be compliant with ESN. This will enable emergency services to use both Airwave and ESN in tandem during the transition”. The project presumably reflects the incremental approach now being taken to the roll out of the ESN, which is already over‑budget and overdue (BTwatch, #296, #305, #306, #309, and passim).