Northcom secures Norwegian radio deal

The Norwegian Police Service has announced an agreement with Northcom to use Sepura TETRA radios on its Nødnett emergency services network.

Norway’s police IT Unit (PIT) has approved the deal that will see Northcom supply its frontline police with Sepura’s SC20 and SC21 handheld radios for field officers alongsideSCG22 mobile radios for fleet vehicles and control room staff.

The agreement also includes the purchase of audio and power accessories, service agreements, product training and support with programming and maintenance over an initial four year period that can be extended for two further years if requested.

Sergei Yarushin, Nordics business development manager at Sepura said: “Sepura is proud of our long working relationship with both Northcom and the Norwegian Police. We are delighted to continue to serve the customer for the next four years, supporting the vital work the police do across Norway.”

PIT delivery area manager Stian Kaasa added “The agreement is the result of the close working relationship between the product and procurement experts within the PIT and strong engagement from user representatives from across the country.”

Norway is currently one of several countries in the process of replacing its incumbent TETRA system (named Nødnett) with broadband-based critical communications.

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