Britain may shut down plan to switch emergency service communications from radio to private 4G cellular network

Britain has been moving toward shutting down traditional radio communications systems and moving all emergency services to a private “4G Emergency Services Network”.

While much more expensive than their existing emergency radio system, it would at least be less reliable than what they have now. (Not a joke.)

They are also considering running both – radio system for voice and 4G for data (the first rule of government contracting is never do one when you can do two for twice the price!)

Source: Britain mulls ‘complete shutdown’ of 4G net for emergency services • The Register