The Government of Senegal, through the country’s Ministry of the Interior, has awarded Motorola Solutions a contract to deploy a nationwide secure and resilient communications ASTRO P25 radio network to modernize public safety communications in Senegal.
Among a varied product portfolio, much of which is security and safety-related, Motorola Solutions manufactures two-way radios and public safety radio systems for first responders and law enforcement.
This new network, says the company, will improve public safety by streamlining communication between Senegal’s police, fire, ambulance and other emergency services and will reduce emergency response times.
P25 (aka Project 25) is the standard for the design and manufacture of interoperable digital two-way wireless communications products. Developed in North America with state, local and federal representatives and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) governance, P25 has gained worldwide acceptance for public safety, security, public service and commercial applications. Motorola Solutions describes ASTRO as “the industry’s most trusted P25 radio system”.
Patrick Fitting, Head of Sales Middle East, Africa and Central Asia at Motorola Solutions, says: “The ASTRO P25 network will enable Senegal’s emergency services to work more closely together, ensuring each agency has greater visibility of broader operations to enhance public safety.
He adds: “The new network will also bring significant economic benefits to the country via extensive sub-contracts and employment opportunities for Senegalese companies to support the system’s installation and ongoing maintenance.”
The ASTRO P25 radio system will span more than 100 sites in Senegal. Motorola Solutions will also provide 24/7 technical support and maintenance.