Empower councils with innovative voice & data services
Airacom offers business-critical voice and data services designed to enhance communication and collaboration among geographically dispersed teams within local councils and government departments.
The United Kingdom consists of over 400 local authorities, each responsible for providing various services within their respective regions. Effective communication and collaboration are critical to delivering these services efficiently and ensuring the satisfaction of the communities they serve. Airacom’s solutions for local councils and government departments enable teams to cut costs, streamline operations, and improve communication, even when team members are geographically dispersed.
By leveraging the latest voice and data technologies, Airacom’s services provide real-time communication capabilities that empower teams to make informed decisions quickly. This improved connectivity leads to better resource allocation, faster response times, and enhanced overall productivity. Furthermore, Airacom’s solutions are designed with cost-efficiency in mind, reducing the financial burden on local authorities and allowing them to redirect resources to vital public services.
In 2019, the Local Government Association (LGA) reported that UK councils faced a funding gap of £8 billion by 2025. By providing cost-effective communication and collaboration solutions, Airacom helps local councils and government departments address this funding gap while maintaining the high-quality services their communities depend on.
Local Authority Challenges
Health and Safety:
The top health and safety challenges faced by UK government and local authorities include the increasing demand for healthcare services, an ageing population, and the need to address inequalities in access to healthcare. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), by 2041, the population aged 65 and over is expected to increase by 51.6%. Airacom can help by providing innovative health and safety solutions, such as remote monitoring, real-time incident reporting, and predictive analytics, to address these challenges and ensure a safer environment for all citizens.
Effective communication is vital for the UK government and local authorities to provide services and engage with citizens. One challenge is bridging the digital divide, as the ONS reported in 2021 that 7% of UK households still lacked internet access. Airacom can help improve communication infrastructure, providing reliable connectivity solutions and platforms that enable clear and timely information dissemination to both the public and government employees. Legacy systems remain a significant challenge, with outdated infrastructure often causing inefficiencies and increased costs. A 2021 report by the Local Government Association (LGA) estimated that 80% of councils in England were still using outdated software
The UK government and local authorities face challenges in adopting new technologies and ensuring their efficient use. A key issue is the lack of a skilled workforce for emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Airacom can assist by offering consultancy services, training programs, and providing cutting-edge technology solutions that can help the UK government and local authorities adapt to the rapidly evolving technology landscape. Airacom can provide support in modernising legacy systems, ensuring seamless integration with newer technologies and reducing costs associated with maintaining older infrastructure.
The UK government and local authorities face significant threats to both physical and cyber security, including risks posed by mobile devices. Cyber attacks on the public sector have been on the rise, with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reporting over 700 incidents in 2020. Airacom can help protect against these threats by providing comprehensive security solutions that encompass mobile threat defence, vulnerability assessments, incident response, and managed security services. By addressing the increasing need for mobile security, Airacom ensures the resilience of critical infrastructure and protects sensitive data across all devices used within government and local authority operations.
business critical communications
Secure walkie talkie alternative for local authorities and government with near national coverage
Push-to-talk (PoC) technology enables instant communication between teams, making it an ideal solution for government and local authorities who need to respond quickly to emergencies or coordinate operations in real-time. Airacom’s PoC solution provides a reliable, secure, and efficient means of communication, even in remote and challenging environments.
Airacom’s PoC solution provides a range of features, including group calling, location sharing, and multimedia messaging, which enable teams to collaborate efficiently and make informed decisions. By choosing Airacom’s PoC solution, government and local authorities can ensure that their teams are connected and productive, even in the most demanding situations.
Business broadband is designed for speed and built for resilience
Reliable internet access is essential for government and local authorities who must communicate, collaborate, and access critical applications and data to serve their communities. Airacom’s superfast connectivity services deliver reliable internet access, ensuring your teams can operate effectively and efficiently.
Benefit from high-speed internet, secure VPN connectivity, and 24/7 support, which enable organisations to stay connected and productive. By choosing Airacom’s business broadband connectivity, government and local authorities can ensure they have the internet access they need to support their operations.
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The benefits of cloud phone systems for government and local authorities
Cloud phone systems are an ideal solution for government and local authorities who need to communicate with their teams and stakeholders effectively and efficiently. Switching to UCaaS services provides a flexible, reliable, and scalable means of communication, which enables departments to collaborate and communicate seamlessly.
This solution helps government and local authorities overcome challenges such as the need for real-time communication, compliance with data protection regulations, and the ability to work remotely. Airacom’s cloud phone system provides a range of features, including call recording, call forwarding, and
Rugged mobile devices designed for demanding environments
County councils in the UK use rugged devices to support field operations, ensuring employees can work efficiently and reliably in challenging environments. Rugged devices are often utilised by maintenance, groundskeeping, waste management, and emergency response teams.
These devices are built to withstand harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures, moisture, and drops, enabling county council workers to access essential information, communicate with their teams, and collect data in real-time, even in demanding situations.
The importance of mobile threat defence for government and county councils
Government and county councils rely on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to carry out their operations, but these devices are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. Airacom’s mobile threat defence solution provides organisations with a way to protect their mobile devices from malware, phishing attacks, and other cyber threats. This solution helps government and county councils overcome challenges such as the need to reduce the risk of cyber attacks, comply with data protection regulations, and protect sensitive information.
UK councils have been targeted by cyber attacks, including phishing, ransomware, and data breaches. These attacks result in data loss, service disruption, financial costs, and reputational damage. Having a comprehensive mobile threat defence solution in place can significantly reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and minimize their impact.
government Workforce management
Track and monitor your entire county council fleet of vehicles and assets
County councils are responsible for managing a large number of vehicles and expensive assets, which are essential for delivering public services. Airacom’s vehicle and machinery tracking solution gives organisations real-time visibility and control over their fleet, enabling them to monitor and manage their assets effectively. Real-time asset tracking helps county councils overcome challenges such as the need to reduce costs, prevent theft and loss, and comply with regulatory requirements.
Airacom’s vehicle and machinery tracking services offer real-time location tracking, detailed asset history, and predictive maintenance, which enable councils to optimise asset utilisation, schedule maintenance, and make informed decisions about resource allocation. By choosing Airacom’s vehicle and machinery tracking solution, county councils can streamline their fleet management processes, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency.
Employee tracking for county councils staff and government agencies
County councils and government agencies are responsible for the health and safety of their employees, particularly those who work alone or in dangerous situations. Airacom’s employee tracking solution provides organisations with a way to monitor and track their employees’ whereabouts and safety, ensuring that they can fulfil their duty of care obligations.
Location monitoring helps overcome challenges such as the need to reduce the risk of accidents or incidents, comply with health and safety regulations, and provide real-time communication and emergency response. Airacom’s employee tracking solution provides a range of features, including GPS tracking, man-down alerts, and two-way communication, which enable employees to summon help quickly and easily.
Business services for county councils and government
Professional voice and data services for government services and county councils
Push to Talk
Replace two-way radios with Airacom APTT push to talk offering near-national coverage over any IP network.
Enhance frontline safety with location monitoring, geofence clock, clock out, incident reporting, and job allocation for staff.
Reliable cloud-hosted phone systems to connect local authority offices and remote workforce with leading business critical communications.
Get superfast business broadband to run your business sites, cloud applications and enterprise SD-WAN services.
Improve site productivity with the right mix of rugged devices using a business-only 4G and 5G superfast network.
Business WiFi packed with the security and flexibility your sites need, with built-in failover and redundancy.
Mobilise your workforce
Replace two-way radios with Airacom push to talk offering near national coverage over any IP network.
Connect your project site
Utilise IoTs and Sensors to gain real-time data analytics across your sites to make informed business decisions
Protect your team
Enhance workforce safety with location monitoring to better manage employees operating remotely or alone