BT to provide IT services to London Met

High-speed fixed and wireless networks, emergency support and over 20,000 body worn video cameras will all be provided. 

As part of a new £100 million contact, BT are set to provide London’s Metropolitan Police force with a wide variety of networking and IT services.

The telecommunication giant is set to offer high-speed fixed and wireless networks along with emergency support and over 20,000 body worn video cameras, the largest roll-out of such devices in the world.

Under the contract, the Met’s own back-office IT support system is also set to undergo a major revamp in order to be able to better support the new installation and solve any minor IT problems that may arise.

“Our systems will greatly enhance the way the force organises itself and responds to crimes across the capital whilst reducing its IT and infrastructure costs,” said Colm O’Neil, the managing director of BT's business and public sector.

The Metropolitan Police are currently in the midst of transforming the way they operate and this new agreement with one of the UK’s biggest telecommunication company will help to achieve their goal of making London "the world’s safest city."

Source: City AM

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