Etherstack Signs A$1.7m Australian Defence Follow-on Contract
Etherstack Signs A$1.7m Australian Defence Follow-on Contract

Sydney, Sep 7, 2022 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Etherstack plc (ASX:ESK) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Etherstack Pty Ltd has entered into a second technology licencing agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia to supply Etherstack technology, services, and third-party equipment to the Australian Department of Defence.

This contract is a follow-on order to the initial A$4.1 million project announced on 7 December 2020. This second stage of the program is A$1.7 million, with the majority of revenue to be recognised over FY 2022 and 2023.

As with the first stage contract, management expects that further work packages will be contracted based on performance of the currently contracted work packages, but advises that future work packages cannot be guaranteed.

Anna Squires, Director of Etherstack's Defence Division said, "We are delighted that the successful progression of the first contract has been recognised with the award of a follow-on contract that extends the program and continues Etherstack's relationship with the Australian Department of Defence."

Etherstack CEO, David Deacon added, "This program builds upon existing Etherstack technology and creates a significant Australian export opportunity. The solution is repeatable and the first of its kind that will be compliant to a specific military standard. Etherstack expects interest from both existing and new radio manufacturer customers internationally, as well as other sovereign nations where we will attempt to rapidly capitalise through licensing the solution. We have a proven track record of engaging and contracting with this customer base."

About Etherstack Plc

Etherstack plcEtherstack (ASX:ESK) is the world's leading licensor of wireless technologies for the digital LMR industry and the Company develops wireless products for the main digital radio communications standards known as APCO P25, TETRA and DMR. Over the past 25 years, over twenty wireless equipment manufacturers have licensed LMR technologies from Etherstack for use in their products.

MCPTT over LTE is an emerging cellular standard that provides public safety grade PTT (Push-To-Talk) solutions within 4G and 5G cellular networks. Demand for MCPTT services and equipment by telecommunications carriers and end user agencies has been steadily growing in the past few years and is expected to rise rapidly over the next 36-48 months.



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