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October 21, 2010

Motorola bags $30m communications upgrade contract from US CBP

Voice and data communications connectivity along 1,200miles of US border

By CBR Staff Writer

The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, has been awarded a $30m contract from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to provide voice and data communications upgrades.

Under the agreement, Motorola will provide Astro 25 land mobile radio (LMR) P25 communications upgrades for border security operations on the northern US border.

Motorola will manage the delivery, installation and optimisation of P25 radio network technology and will be responsible for Point-to-Point wireless IP backhaul optimisation and civil deployment to more than 50 remote radio frequency (RF) tower sites over a period of 24 months.

The company will provide secure voice and data communications connectivity along 1,200miles of continuous US border and approximately 20,000 sq ml of operating area.

Astro 25 LMRs enables radio security, federal law enforcement and multi-agency interoperability, GPS location and other radio data capabilities fundamental to CBP’s mission.

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