Home Office - Emergency Services Network Contract

November 2021


Following an extensive industry wide tender process, the UK Home Office has selected Daly International to support the upgrade of mobile phone masts that have been built as part of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) to provide ESN coverage in rural areas. 

These upgrades are being undertaken in partnership with The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support delivery of the Shared Rural Network (SRN).  

Daly International has been contracted to provide end-to-end site acquisition and town planning services, installation design and construction services for the upgrade of certain mast locations to enable DCMS and Home Office to mutually benefit from the infrastructure.

ESMCP is set to provide an integrated critical voice and broadband data communications service for the three emergency services and other first responders in England, Scotland and Wales that meets the public safety requirements for coverage, functionality, availability and security. This integrated service is known as the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

ESN will deliver secure and resilient mission critical communications the emergency services can trust to keep them safe. It is a modern voice and data platform which will enable the emergency services to improve front-line operations and work more closely together. It delivers value for money by replacing legacy technology provides a common platform for innovation and data sharing.

Dom Coomber, Director of Operations for Daly International (UK) Ltd said: “Over the last 20 years we have been developing and upgrading thousands of sites for a diverse client base across the UK telecommunications industry. The Home Office tender process is vigorous, and we are delighted that our deep industry experience, demonstrable delivery capabilities, our health and safety record, and the quality of our team has been recognised by the Home Office.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a part in benefitting those who live in rural locations covered by ESN  and all those who rely on this critical network. We’re excited and ready for the challenges ahead.”

The Shared Rural Network (SRN) is a world-leading £1 billion government deal with the UK’s four Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) EE, O2, Three and Vodafone that will see both public and private investment in a network of new and existing phone masts closing not-spots and levelling up connectivity across every corner of the UK. For more information on the programme please visit: https://srn.org.uk/


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