Airwave wins critical communications award

Airwave won the ‘Green Technology Award’ at the 2016 International Critical Communications Awards. It was also highly commended for the ‘Best Use of Tetra for Public Safety’.

Mar 16, 2016
By Paul Jacques

Airwave won the ‘Green Technology Award’ at the 2016 International Critical Communications Awards. It was also highly commended for the ‘Best Use of Tetra for Public Safety’.

Previously known as the International Tetra (terrestrial trunked radio) Awards, the event has been rebranded to reflect the changing landscape of digital communications technology.

Airwave was shortlisted for three awards – Best Use of Tetra for Public Safety, Best Innovation and the Green Technology Award.

“Winning the Green Technology Award is great recognition of our ‘green thinking’ programmes and the measures we have taken to reduce carbon emissions and waste across the Airwave network,” said chief operating officer John Lewis.

“From the earliest days of delivering our service, Airwave has been committed to minimising our impact on the environment and improving resource efficiency. ‘People, planet and partnership is the standard that we all live by on a day-to-day basis at Airwave.”

“We are delighted to have been highly commended for the Best Use of Tetra for Public Safety due the excellence of our service in this sector. Airwave’s services are relied upon every day by over 300 agencies, which include all of Great Britain’s emergency services and a wide range of public safety organisations.”

Mr Lewis added: “Although we didn’t scoop the Best Innovation Award, the nomination itself is a great accolade as it recognises our suite of mobile data applications and services, called Pronto, as an example of technology with true ingenuity, which pushes the boundaries of current working practices. Pronto is enabling more than a third of police forces across the UK to take significant steps towards paperless policing and increased presence in the community.”

In 2015, Airwave was highly commended for two awards; Best Use of Tetra for Public Safety and the Green Tetra Award.

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