6/8/2016 10:24:53 AM
Vodafone lands multi-million EDF Energy contract
Vodafone has secured a multi-million pound deal with EDF Energy.
The 10 year agreement will see the network completely upgrade the utility provider’s IT and communications infrastructure across the UK. This will include replacing legacy systems with mobile devices and tablets, as well as building a new digital platform.
Vodafone Group Enterprise chief executive Nick Jeffery said: ‘Innovation is at the heart of this success. Not just innovation in the use of technologies but innovation in the commercial structure of the agreement. Bringing commercial certainty to the deal has allowed long term stability of investment for EDF Energy and makes planning a simpler process.’
Vodafone explained that the changes will enable EDF to offer employees greater flexibility, with the network also providing an in-house team for additional support. The network inked a similar multi-million pound deal with ScottishPower at the beginning of 2016.
EDF Energy Head of Infrastructure, IT Operations Nigel Pettifer added: 'We were looking for a partner to help us with a double challenge - upgrading our network while at the same time bringing greater transparency, control and stability to the investment needed to maintain the network. This long term agreement meets our objectives and helps to create a partnership that will minimise risk and maintain innovation.'