ASTRID is the operator of the national radio communications, paging and dispatching network designed for emergency and security services in Belgium.
ASTRID enables the police, the fire services, emergency medical services and other organisations involved in public safety to improve both internal and interdisciplinary critical communications.
Its mission is to establish, run, maintain, and implement any developing modifications and widening of a radio communications network for voice and data transmissions for Belgian emergency and security services, state and institutional security services, and companies or associations, be they public or private, which provide services in the field of emergency and security services. ASTRID employs some 100 people.
Currently, over 70,000 people use its communications. As radios are the lifeline for emergency workers in their respective fields, we are making the utmost effort to guarantee smooth communications, which will in turn enable safety and emergency services to focus on their core tasks.
Users’ Advisory Committee
As an official advisory body, the Users’ Advisory Committee represents our users and it is responsible for making recommendations – whether they are based on its own initiative or following requests – which concern decisions relating to the network and its users, such as functional, legal, technical or financial issues.