O2 has won a multimillion-pound contract to refresh Network Rail's switch and router estate.
The three-year contract is worth several million pounds and affects the current Cisco switch and router estates across 450 sites, as well as four data centres. O2 Unify will refresh equipment coming to the end of its cycle. It also won a 'substantial' project to provide LAN and WAN infrastructure for Network Rail's new National Centre in Milton Keynes, which will open this summer.
O2 Unify MD Paul Osborne said: 'Our strong service culture and customer focus from our core mobile business put us in a very strong position to provide wider communications services. We demonstrated strong technical capability in the LAN WAN space as well as good commercial positioning.
'O2 Unify is viewed as a safe pair of hands to deliver this project and we now provide a whole range of services for Network Rail including project management, business process outsourcing and consultancy as well as products such as WAN, LAN, fixed and mobile. Truly joining their business together.'
The LAN/WAN upgrade is part of Network Rail's More for Less strategy, which aims to reduce costs by 21% during a five-year period.