National Grid Moves its Voice and Data Network to Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK announces that National Grid has awarded it a three year contract worth over 5m as its sole mobile voice and mobile data network provider in the UK.

National Grid needed a partner that could continue to provide a robust and resilient mobile voice and mobile data network. Vodafone demonstrated that its network meets the high standards necessary to maintain the organisation's business continuity strategy and to support its total voice and data traffic, and it was duly awarded the whole contract.

National Grid owns the high voltage electricity system in England and Wales and operates the system across Great Britain. It also owns and operates the high pressure gas transmission system, and four gas distribution networks, delivering gas to 11million homes and businesses in England. The Vodafone service will help to maintain the high levels of service and rapid response rates that National Grid provides its customers by providing embedded SIMs in laptops, telemetry SIMs for diagnosing potential issues within the electricity and gas network and mobile broadband devices ensuring field engineers have connectivity and access to company information at all times.

As a result of the success of this project Vodafone will continue to identify innovative solutions to meet National Grid's underlying business requirements whilst driving out costs.

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