BroadWay sets major milestone for European public safety communications
On October 7th 2019, in Brussels, the BroadWay Pre-Commercial Procurement project reached a decisive point with the signature of framework agreements with the lead tenderers of 4 successful consortia. This paves the way to the development of innovative solutions to provide broadband mobile communication services to enable public safety responders to be operationally mobile throughout Europe, carrying secure and reliable information services, wherever and whenever they need them
ASTRID, the telecom operator of the Belgian emergency and security services, acts as lead procurer on behalf of the 11 participating countries. By working together, national ministries and their agencies responsible for responder communications (the Group of Procurers) jointly steer the development of solutions, in order to satisfy public safety mobile communication needs.