Broadspectrum to build Powerco radio network

Broadspectrum in New Zealand has been selected by Powerco to design and build a private, digital, secure, mobile radio network across their North Island electricity distribution area.

Hytera, the world’s second largest provider of private mobile radio equipment, will provide the DMR Tier III trunked system hardware for the 12-month contract.

Broadspectrum New Zealand’s Executive Manager Business Development, David Johnston, said: “We are excited to work with Powerco to provide such a critical telecommunications system at such a technologically advanced level across their North Island Network.

“This work builds on our existing telecommunications and Intellectual Property services where we provide comprehensive infrastructure support for some of New Zealand’s most critical networks,” he said.

Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh, said: “As the project manager, Broadspectrum will design the radio coverage, and install 35 VHF DMR radio base stations. The main network control base will be at head office in New Plymouth with a back-up base in Tauranga.

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