NYC extends broadband contract with Northrop Grumman

New York City will be extending its contract with Northrop Grumman to support the city’s multi-agency government wireless network for another five years. The New York City Wireless Network (NYCWiN) is the most comprehensive municipal wireless broadband network currently deployed. The network was designed and built by Northrup Grumman and the city cites the company’s exceptional performance as the reason for the contract extension.

NYCWiN provides wireless broadband services for government agencies as well as emergency and non-emergency response. Mobile broadband access is also available and provided by IPWireless, which partnered with Northrop Grumman on the network.

The network provides city officials with support for a variety of services including mobile fingerprinting, field reporting, mobile access to crime databases and smart grid services such as remote traffic light management and automated water meter readings. NYCWiN is comprised of nearly 400 cell sites throughout the five boroughs spanning over 300 miles and 5,800 miles of roadway.

“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, in a press statement.

The contract renewal is worth $207 million.