New police network provider named

PITO has chosen incumbent supplier Cable & Wireless to provide its new Police National Network (PNN3) in a deal worth £75 million over five years.

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The Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) has chosen incumbent supplier Cable & Wireless (C&W) to provide its new Police National Network (PNN3) in a deal worth £75 million over five years – with an optional extension of a further two years.

The PNN3 Framework Arrangement deal will see C&W provide managed voice, data, video, internet and hosting services to all UK police forces, as well as more than 100 organisations in the wider criminal justice community. The services will enable the secure transmission of data between police forces, criminal justice and police-related agencies.

As the incumbent supplier for the current police network PNN2, it will provide greater functionality with PNN3 whilst maintaining the same look and feel for users.

New services offered include Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video conferencing for internal and force-to-force or force-to-agency communications. PNN3 will offer standard secure internal and external telephony access with built-in security and Criminal Justice Extranet (CJX) connectivity with encryption, firewall, internet access, web hosting and security services.

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