Vodafone to parter New Zealand Police

Telecoms giant Vodafone has announced that New Zealand Police has chosen Vodafone New Zealand as its partner for mobile communications in a 10-year fully outsourced deal.

Telecoms giant Vodafone has announced that New Zealand Police has chosen Vodafone New Zealand as its partner for mobile communications in a 10-year fully outsourced deal.

The company will provide the police with customised mobile services and smartphones, with a total of NZ$159m to be spent on the technology over the next decade.

The initial cost of the roll-out is NZ$4.3m.

Vodafone New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Russell Stanners, said: "We are pleased to be partnering with New Zealand Police to help them realise their mobility goals.

"Vodafone invests over $100m a year in our network in New Zealand and this year's investment programme, focused on delivering speeds up to twice as fast through 42Mb/s technology, means our customers - including Police - can do what they need to do, faster with the latest technology. This will deliver an outcome that directly benefits the security and safety of New Zealand communities."

The technology will enable more than 6,000 frontline response, investigation and community Police officers to securely access information about suspects, vehicles and locations while on the move. Almost 4,000 of these officers who need to undertake more complex data entry as part of their job will also be provided with a tablet.

Use of the devices will mean frontline staff gain 30 minutes productivity per shift, which equates to approximately 520,000 hours each year - the equivalent of about 345 frontline officers. The expected time savings of 30 minutes per officer per shift will be reinvested into preventative policing activities.

NR

Recommended

How to be better at selling stocks
Investment strategy

How to be better at selling stocks

There is plenty of advice around about buying stocks, but not so much about when you should sell. John Stepek explains the two key things to know abou…
14 Jan 2022
Share tips of the week – 14 January
Share tips

Share tips of the week – 14 January

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK's financial pages.
14 Jan 2022
Fintech: how to profit as technology transforms banking around the world
Share tips

Fintech: how to profit as technology transforms banking around the world

Financial technology – from apps to APIs to the cloud – is rapidly transforming financial services. This will spell doom for some incumbent firms, whi…
14 Jan 2022
Three solid assets to buy for a low interest-rate world
Share tips

Three solid assets to buy for a low interest-rate world

Professional investor Luke Hyde-Smith of the Waverton Real Assets Fund, highlights three alternative investments to diversify your portfolio.
14 Jan 2022

Most Popular

Five unexpected events that could shock the markets in 2022
Stockmarkets

Five unexpected events that could shock the markets in 2022

Forget Covid-19 – it’s the unexpected twists that will rattle markets in 2022, says Matthew Lynn. Here are five possibilities
31 Dec 2021
Which investment trusts performed the best in 2021?
Investment trusts

Which investment trusts performed the best in 2021?

Shivani Khandekar runs through the top ten investment trusts of 2021 – and the worst performing trusts – and looks ahead to 2022.
7 Jan 2022
Interest rates might rise faster than expected – what does that mean for your money?
Global Economy

Interest rates might rise faster than expected – what does that mean for your money?

The idea that the US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates much earlier than anticipated has upset the markets. John Stepek explains why, and wha…
6 Jan 2022