HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc72-3W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many TETRA masts in England are(a) in place and (b) planned in total for complete roll-out in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) Sussex. [155652]

Mr. Timms

Ofcom has provided the following figures.

United Kingdom

The Airwave network currently has around 2,200 sites and has plans to install a further 1,100. Dolphin operates 951 live sites and subject to customer requirements plans to install a further 10. The West Midlands Ambulance service has six sites with no plans at present for more. London Underground plans to install 270 sites, with rollout to commence shortly.


Airwave have 65 sites in place and plan to install a further 15. Dolphin have 20 sites with no further installations planned for 2004 unless customer requirements change.