Consultants sell, PHBs buy
"We have fully investigated the points raised about our Airwave radio systems in this report and followed the recommendations made. "
In plain English: CEO's nephew made a 10-page powerpoint slide show (="fullu investigated) about this and recommended a hefty fee for himself (="followed the recommendations made").
Tetra isn't working properly here in Finland either (rain or snowstorm and no radio) and authorities are frantically looking for alternatives to it. It's also so expensive to use that voluntary fire brigades (common here) can't afford to use it at all. Nobody (at diciding level) has bothered to think about that before buying the system.
Yet another example of consultants selling shit to government and them idiots buying because consultants have always enough money to bribe a couple of deciding people, who have no idea about cost nor technical issues.
These people don't listen their subordinates either, real PHBs.
"... and it (Airwave) does have weaknesses, but no more than the UHF/VHF systems that were in use, and when it works, which is more often than not, it is much better."
Except VHF/UHF systems were basically free, very old technology, while Airwave is expensive, very expensive. Both to buy and to use.