Vodafone infiltrates UK police

Vodafone UK yesterday sealed a deal to provide unified communications services to one of the country’s largest police forces, earning the chance to offer similar contracts to every other force in the country in the process.
The operator’s business division won a tender to provide mobile services to the Metropolitan Police for the next four years, and has agreed terms with the force that will form the basis of a national police framework agreement covering procurement and operation of new mobile technology for all UK forces.
Vodafone used the framework to gain the approval of the National Policing Improvement Agency to open the door to those other forces.
Enterprise director Peter Kelly said Vodafone’s services will allow police chiefs to “improve productivity, drive efficiencies and reduce costs.”