Voda takes Orange share of £5m deal


Vodafone UK has won a three-year deal to provide mobile voice and data services to UK electric and gas supplier National Grid.

The contract is worth £5 million. Previously, the account was shared by Vodafone and Orange.

Vodafone UK enterprise director Peter Kelly said: “We conducted stringent testing to prove our network capabilities could meet and exceed National Grid’s expectations.

“We are pleased a company so essential to the UK’s energy supplies is relying on our network to ensure their workforce is mobile and able to operate, safe in the knowledge that we can connect them reliably to the information they need, wherever they are.”

Vodafone will supply laptops with embedded SIM cards and telemetry SIMs for diagnosing issues within the electricity and gas network. Vodafone will also supply mobile broadband devices for field engineers to enable remote working.

National Grid IS asset and vendor manager Steve Samways said:
“Having completed a comprehensive tender process, Vodafone proved it could provide us with a robust voice and data services across the UK and demonstrated that they understood the importance of reliable communications for National Grid.”