New radio communications network for Auckland’s buses

Press Release – NZ Bus
Today NZ Bus announced its investment in a new radio communications platform for its fleet of 1000 buses in Auckland and Wellington. Radio communications are a critical function within NZ Bus for ensuring both the safety of our 1600 bus operators and our customers along with the delivery of reliable public transport services.

NZ Bus has entered into a new phase of its partnership with TeamTalk who will provide new radio network services and equipment to its entire fleet. This exciting development in the relationship involves the deployment of Motorola equipment using emerging Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology.

“This investment is a further demonstration of our commitment to our business, our people and delivering quality public transport solutions in New Zealand” said Zane Fulljames CEO NZ Bus.

“TeamTalk have a demonstrated track record of thought leadership in mobile communications and delivering business outcomes and a clear appreciation for the values that drive NZ Bus of Reliability, Fit for Purpose and Respect” Mr.Fulljames concluded.

NZ Bus is delighted with the strong relationship built with TeamTalk and confident they will successfully deliver this key supporting activity in the transformation of our company culture. The change process has focused on engagement with our people, understanding their issues and working collaboratively to find the best solution for them, our business and our customers

“At TeamTalk we are excited to have the opportunity to work alongside NZ Bus, bus operations and IT specialists on this project. Together we will implement a world class communications system that I am sure will be the envy of many” said TeamTalk’s Managing Director David Ware.

The project will roll out over the next 6 months across Wellington operations followed by Auckland. NZ Bus has an ongoing fleet replacement programme over the coming years which will also include the new radio platform.

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