What is the Government Wireless Network?


The Government Wireless Network (GWN) is a new digital wireless network which will improve communications, safety and security for Queensland’s public safety agencies. The $457.3 million network will bring Queensland Police Service, Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services onto the same radio communications platform and frequency group, and support interoperability between agencies via multi-agency channels and dedicated talkgroups.

The network infrastructure, equipment and technology played a vital role during the G20 by providing secure communications for police, emergency services and Commonwealth security agencies.

The Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, on behalf of Queensland’s public safety agencies, coordinated the procurement of a digital radio communication network. Following a competitive process, Telstra Corporation https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/viagra-naturel/ Ltd was appointed to design, build, operate and maintain the network over a period of 15 years. Telstra contracted Motorola Solutions Australia to carry out the work.

The network was rolled out to the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services as a priority for the G20 summit in November 2014. Approximately 680 vehicles were installed with Motorola radios set up for the GWN Network ready for the G20 event

Australian Radio Communications trading as Australian Mobile Radio QLD was contracted by Motorola Solutions to install both vehicles in Brisbane and Cairns ready for the G20 Summit.

The network was then deployed in stages across South East Queensland by June 2016. The network will improve radio communications coverage, provide GPS-enabled duress alarms to safeguard the personal safety of frontline staff and provide end-to-end encryption – a vital tool against the ever increasing threats to information security.

Approximately 3000 vehicles for the South Eastern Queensland agencies were rolled out and completed by December 2015.

Australian Radio Communications (AMR) set up new service centres in Molendiner (Gold Coast) and Kunda Park (Sunshine Coast) along with our existing service centre details at Archerfield (Brisbane) to facilitate the radio installation of all QLD Fire, Ambulance and Police vehicles. AMR also deployed field install teams to install all Rural Fire vehicles and those emergency vehicles located on islands in Morton Bay.

Overall Australian Radio Communications has provided the labour, scheduling, equipment / parts co-ordination and quality control alongside Motorola Solutions for one of the largest vehicle installation projects in the country.