Senegal gains new emergency services network

01 February 2023

The government of Senegal, through the Ministry of the Interior, has tasked Motorola Solutions to modernize the communications network of emergency services nationwide. The contract includes the deployment of Motorola’s ASTRO P25 radio network system at more than 100 sites across Senegal.

“Our investment in this state-of-the-art communications network will help improve the safety of our citizens. By modernizing our technology, emergency services across the country can be sure they will receive clear communication when they need it most,” said Antoine Félix Abdoulaye Diome, minister of Interior of Senegal.

The installation of the network should make it possible to rationalize communication between the police, the gendarmerie, the fire brigade, the ambulances, and other emergency services and, thus, reduce response times.

“The new network will also bring significant economic benefits to the country through numerous subcontracts and employment opportunities for Senegalese companies in charge of installing and maintaining the system,” said Michael Ohayon, regional sales director for West and Central Africa at Motorola Solutions.