Emergency services mobile communications programme

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) was created by the Home Office to collate the future requirements of the emergency services for mobile communications, research the technological options available in the market and ensure the continued deliver of mobile services communications in the future.

Part of the programme activity included a consultation which produced many interesting insights into the future direction of travel for technology for mobile communications. It has also highlighted  issues where an industry consensus does not exist. In order to facilitate further discussion in a neutral and impartial manner, the IET was approached with the objective of pooling cross industry expertise to hold a forum to investigate areas where a consensus could be agreed.