Emergency Services Network

The Emergency Services Network will replace the existing Airwave communications network used by the police, fire and rescue, and ambulance services in the UK.



The Emergency Services Network will be the new communication system used by the 3 emergency services and other public safety users in the UK.

In the above document you will find more information about ESN and the progress of the programme delivering it, including:

  • the partners working on ESN
  • how ESN is being piloted and tested
  • ESN’s mobile coverage
  • devices that will be used to access the ESN
Published 13 June 2013
Last updated 1424 AprilJanuary 20222023 + show all updates
  1. Removed reference to Motorola Solutions.

  2. Replaced content on the html page with new copy.

  3. Updated guidance to reflect latest developments in the project.

  4. The guidance has been revised and updated throughout.

  5. Information updated.

  6. Updated both documents.

  7. An ESN overview page has been added, the HTML page has been updated as it was out of date.

  8. Published details of main contracts awarded.

  9. Replaced document and added information about a public consultation

  10. Updated information

  11. Updated version.

  12. Story "Eight organisations go forward to next stage of bidding to run new network" published.

  13. Information on related procurements published.

  14. First published.