Anywhere Sim bags Norfolk County Council contract win


National roaming firm provider will support 4,500 mobile devices across the council as part of the four year deal

Anywhere Sim has won a contract to provide Norfolk County Council with 4,500 connections as part of a four year deal.

The national roaming MVNO secured the deal through its partnership with wholly-owned Capita subsidiary Updata, who will hold the contract with the council.  Anywhere Sim will provide all of the mobile connections, in what is one of its biggest B2B contracts to date.

The MVNO provides national roaming across EE, O2 and Vodafone, meaning users can send and receive both texts and calls anywhere covered by any of those networks.

It launched in late 2015, aimed primarily at the consumer market, but has also began tackling B2B contracts.

Anywhere SIM CEO Matthew Wright refused to discuss the value of the deal, but said: “Since we launched in late 2015 we have seen enormous demand for our solution to the ongoing ‘not spot’ problem. Initially this was from consumers but the proposition has quickly transcended into commerce and most recently the public sector – where the direct benefits are particularly big.

“The majority of UK councils and local government will be fully aware of the issues presented by gaps in mobile signal and the impact this can have on the provision of important local services. This issue is pan-UK and applies to both urban and rural areas, especially with regard to lone workers.”