EE signs major deal with Cumbria Constabulary

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Force will deploy a number of Samsung Galaxy Note 4s as part of its efforts to get more officers on the street

EE has signed a deal with Cumbria Constabulary to issue all frontline police officers with Samsung Galaxy Note 4s on its 4G network.

The deal is part of a £1.8 million investment into mobile working by the Constabulary which aims to save £3.3 million over the next three years.

It also plans use mobile working get more officers on the beat by reducing the amount of admin work the officers need to do. This will be achieved through the use of specialised policing apps and services installed on the handsets.

The force will be on a business and public sector plan, the EE Super Bundle tariff, which offers shared data plans of between 50 terrabytes to 1 petabyte.

In January, the network also deployed ‘ground-breaking’ micro network technology in Cumbria to provide voice, as well as 3G and 4G data services to remote parts of the region.

“Organisations in the public sector and emergency services are increasingly being called on to do more, and connected devices such as tablets and smartphones running on our 4G network can provide a real boost to productivity,” said EE director of corporate and public sector Ettienne Brandt.

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