O2 has won a coveted contract from Vodafone with Network Rail to provide voice, BlackBerry and other mobile data services, on Britain’s railways.
The deal is O2’s largest corporate customer win and one of the UK’s largest ever port of numbers with 23,000 connections transferring to O2 from Vodafone.
Ben Dowd, business sales director of O2 UK, said: ‘This is an incredible win for O2 and provides us with another great example of how we are changing the face of the mobile marketplace.
‘We genuinely believe that customer and employee satisfaction are intrinsically linked to business success and together with Network Rail, we believe we can help the company achieve its objectives.’
Network Rail’s director of information management, Catherine Doran, said: ‘We are delighted to enter into this relationship with O2.
‘We are keen to embrace new ways of communicating with our people and suppliers, and changing the way we work by using new technology.
‘O2 has demonstrated the same passion and drive to help us achieve these bold targets, by showing great innovation, good customer service and commercial capability.’