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Ontario selects Bell for first responder radio overhaul

October 20, 2019
By FFIC Staff

Oct. 20, 2019, Kenora, Ont. – The Ontario government has selected Bell Mobility to rebuild core components of the aging Public Safety Radio Network (PSRN). The $765 million agreement to reconstruct core infrastructure, replace outdated equipment and maintain the new radio network was announced last year.

Premier Ford and Minister Rickford made the announcement at the Emergency Management Services base in Kenora.

Under this project, Bell Mobility will build the Land Mobile Radio Network — the network’s core infrastructure — as well as support antennas, servers and data centre equipment, which together will provide essential public safety radio coverage across the province.

Transition to the new network will begin in 2021 and is targeted to be fully operational by June 2023.

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