Telent secures NRTS contract extension

Telent will continue to operate the digital connectivity network for National Highways until 2027.

Telent has been working with National Highways to transform and operate the National Roads Telecommunications Service (NRTS) since 2018. During this time, it says a portfolio of digital platforms has been delivered to modernise the connectivity infrastructure, improve the reliability and operating performance across the network, and provide new innovative connectivity solutions, as foundations for better use of digital services in the future.

The contract supports National Highways’ Digital Road Strategy to further increase safety for road workers and users, while helping drivers and their passengers to travel with minimal delays.

The operation and management of NRTS by Telent connects over 36,000 services, including CCTV and video, information and communications systems, and traffic monitoring sensors, all of which enable National Highways to operate the Strategic Road Network.

“This commitment to our ongoing relationship with National Highways is testament to the experience and expertise of our collective teams, and our joint approach to future-proofing the critical digital infrastructure of the SRN,” explained Andy Gifford, Director of Highways at Telent. “We’re looking forward to continuing our collaboration with National Highways to deliver digital connectivity and roll out innovative network technology, to support the provision and operation of new services.”

“Since taking on the contract Telent have provided a responsive, robust service, with high availability, coupled with innovative technology,” added Pete Lawrence, NRTS Head of Programme at National Highways. “It enables National Highways to conduct its core service of helping ensure road users get safely to their destination.”

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