The firm has been working with National Highways to transform and operate the National Roads Telecommunications Service (NRTS) since 2018, delivering work to modernise the connectivity infrastructure, improve the reliability and operating performance across the network, and provide new innovative connectivity solutions.
The contract supports National Highways’ Digital Road Strategy to further increase safety for road workers and users, while helping drivers and their passengers to travel with minimal delays.
The operation and management of NRTS by Telent connects over 36,000 services, including CCTV and video, information and communications systems, and traffic monitoring sensors, all of which enable National Highways to operate the Strategic Road Network.
“This commitment to our ongoing relationship with National Highways is testament to the experience and expertise of our collective teams, and our joint approach to future-proofing the critical digital infrastructure of the SRN. 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.”Andy Gifford, Director of Highways at Telent.
Last year, Emergency Services Times reported on a campaign called ‘Don’t ignore the Red X’ which warned drivers of the dangers of not taking note of digital displays on the strategic road network. This is one example of how digital connectivity operates on motorways and A Roads where National Highways is responsible.