Telent Secures Continued Partnership with National Highways to Enhance SRN’s Digital Connectivity Until 2027
Telent has been reaffirmed as the chosen partner to manage the digital connectivity network for National Highways and the Strategic Road Network (SRN) until 2027, following the renewal of their contract.
Since 2018, Telent has been instrumental in revolutionising the National Roads Telecommunications Service (NRTS), enhancing digital infrastructure through a range of digital platforms. These improvements have significantly upgraded connectivity, reliability, and operational performance across the network, laying the groundwork for advanced digital service utilisation in the future.
This extended partnership underscores the commitment to the Digital Road Strategy of National Highways, aiming to bolster safety measures for both road workers and users, and facilitating smoother journeys with fewer delays. Telent’s stewardship of the NRTS connects an impressive array of over 36,000 services, encompassing CCTV, communication systems, and traffic monitoring sensors. This comprehensive connectivity is vital for the efficient operation of the SRN.
Andy Gifford, Telent’s director of highways, expressed pride in the enduring relationship with National Highways, attributing its success to the combined expertise and forward-looking approach to enhancing the SRN’s critical digital infrastructure. Nigel Weldon, business development director at Telent, also highlighted the company’s consistent delivery of high-quality service across the NRTS network, contributing to safer roads and an enhanced driving experience for all.
Throughout their partnership, Telent and National Highways have jointly introduced cutting-edge technology solutions, fostering digital connectivity and real-time service management, which enable comprehensive operational technology services. Their collaborative efforts have significantly improved data and connectivity across the SRN, while also pushing the envelope with technological and service innovations.
Pete Lawrence, head of the NRTS programme at National Highways, lauded Telent for their dependable, innovative service which has maintained high availability and responsiveness, crucial for ensuring the safety and efficiency of road travel.