Telent has secured an extension to its contract with National Highways to operate the strategic road network's (SRN) digital connectivity until 2027 in a deal worth an estimated £225m.
The company has been working on the National Roads Telecommunications Service (NRTS) contract since 2018, with the initial term worth £450m.
The NRTS connects over 36,000 services, including CCTV and video, information and communications systems and traffic monitoring sensors.
Over the last six years, Telent has delivered a portfolio of digital platforms to modernise this connectivity infrastructure, improve reliability and operating performance across the network, and provide new innovative connectivity solutions.
It has also provided real-time service management applications, enabling end-to-end operational technology services and supported National Highways’ Digital Road Strategy to take the SRN into the future.
Andy Gifford, director of Highways at Telent, said: '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.'
Pete Lawrence, NRTS head of programme at National Highways, said: 'Since taking on the contract Telent have provided a responsive, robust service, with high availability, coupled with innovative technology. It enables National Highways to conduct its core service of helping ensure road users get safely to their destination.'