New York City has renewed a contract with Northrop Grumman for operations and maintenance of its wireless network for public safety and other city operations.
The New York City Wireless Network is a high-speed, mobile data network that spans more than 300 square miles.
Under terms of the contract renewal, Northrop Grumman will continue to provide operations and maintenance support, integration services and mobile application solutions to the network for enhanced and expanded public safety and public service applications.
"NYCWiN has proven to be a secure, resilient, high-performance network that has brought significant public service and public safety benefits to New York City agencies," said Tom Afferton, director of Northrop Grumman's New York City programs.
"We look forward to continuing to provide innovative applications and a reliable network to help the city operate more efficiently and increase public safety for citizens and visitors."
The network is used by police to access a wide array of crucial information in the field, and by the City's Department of Environmental Protection to track water use via automatic meter reading. NYCWiN has also been used to stream live video of plowed street conditions to City Hall during snow storms.
Overall, the network supports more than 300 applications across dozens of agencies.
Northrop Grumman was awarded the initial five-y
ear NYCWiN contract in 2006. The network became fully operational across the city in 2009.
The five-year contract renewal is worth $207 million.