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Press Release | 03 Apr 2020

Vodafone wins place on Scottish Government framework for mobile services for public sector

Vodafone wins place on Scottish Government framework for mobile services for public sector

· As proud winners of the recently awarded Scottish Government Single Supplier Framework for Mobile Voice and Data Services, Vodafone is chosen to provide voice and data services for public sector organisations across Scotland.

· Building on recent announcements – including a partnership with the SSE Hydro and the Shared Rural Network scheme – Vodafone proves its commitment to investing in Scotland’s digital infrastructure.

Vodafone today announced that it is the only technology communications company to be awarded a place on the newly established Scottish National Framework for mobile voice and data services. The Scottish National Framework is designed specifically for public sector organisations including central government organisations, local authorities, police, fire and health and social care. The framework started on 17th March 2020 and will run until 16th March 2022, with the option for a further 12 month extension.

Public sector organisations in Scotland will benefit from highly competitive prices and access to Vodafone’s market-leading products and services. Vodafone’s expertise in digital transformation will help organisations improve productivity, facilitate digital engagement with local communities and explore the potential of digital service provision.

Anne Sheehan, Director, Vodafone Business UK commented, “This is brilliant news for Scotland. We know that easy access to services is a major priority for public sector organisations; and we look forward to working closely with the Scottish public sector to explore how we can best support them, particularly during today’s challenges. Our aim is to help Scotland in its ambition to be a world-leading digital nation.”

Vodafone has a significant presence in Scotland, with offices and retail stores across the country. Glasgow was one of the first cities where Vodafone launched its 5G network in 2019; and a partnership with Glasgow University ensured it was the first educational institution in Scotland with a 5G network.
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About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk

 

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