American data communications and telecommunications equipment provider Motorola Solutions Inc said last week that it was awarded a “multimillion dollar” contract to provide digital trunked radio solution in Myanmar.
Motorola Solutions, which provides communication solutions and services for government and enterprise customers, said it provided the radio system, two-way radios and associated software applications to support the 27th Southeast Asian Games that took place in Nay Pyi Taw in December last year.
The company said “as the first digital trunked radio solution in Myanmar by its Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), the system will also be expanded to other cities, with the goal of nation-wide coverage for public safety and major state events,” including the 2014 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chairmanship meetings and the next ASEAN Ministerial Summit.
Chew Guan Sing, vice president, South & East Asia, Motorola Solutions, “The Government Radio Network is designed to allow public safety agencies to communicate better, faster and more securely than ever before using digital radio voice communications.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Myanmar to show the world its commitment in giving the highest levels of safety through the country’s public safety agencies and the emergency responders.”
Motorola Solutions teamed up with Singapore-based distributor Al Noor International (S) Pte Ltd, which is currently one of the largest importers of mobile handsets in Myanmar, and local company Secure Networks Co Ltd to provide the service, according to a company statement.
Babu Noor, managing director Al Noor International (S) Pte Ltd, and Moe Zaw, director, Secure Networks Co Ltd, said in a joint statement: “Our consortium can effectively deploy a tried-and-tested technology to meet public safety needs of international visitors as well as residents of Myanmar. We are … looking forward to see this project expand into rest of the country.”