The Next Generation Critical Communications (NGCC) Lead Entity is responsible for managing the development of the Public Safety Network on behalf of New Zealand's emergency services (Fire and Emergency, Police, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance). Crown Infrastructure Partners(external link) are the NGCC Lead Entity’s delivery partner managing the procurement of the infrastructure related components of the Public Safety Network. NGCC Lead Entity is running a parallel process to establish a panel of device/hardware offerings.
The core common capability of the Public Safety Network will be available to emergency services from 2022 onwards. Fire and Emergency, Police, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance will all run their own transition projects to move to the Public Safety Network.