Cornerstone award national maintenance contract to Mitie

Cornerstone award national maintenance contract to Mitie

Thursday, 10 December 2020

  • Cornerstone awards Mitie a new national network maintenance contract, following a competitive retender process
  • The contract covers maintenance and engineering for all of Cornerstone’s managed estate of 15,500 UK telecoms sites
  • The new contract supports Cornerstone’s ongoing business transformation and maintains its position as the UK’s leading mobile infrastructure services company.

Cornerstone, the UK’s leading mobile infrastructure services company, which owns and manages an estate of over 15,500 telecoms sites for its customers, primarily Vodafone and Telefónica, has awarded Mitie a new national contract.

The contract supports Cornerstone’s ongoing business transformation as the market leader in providing best in class connectivity, across the UK’s critical national infrastructure, to tens of millions of mobile network users.

Mitie will provide maintenance and engineering services across Cornerstone’s UK footprint. They will deploy industry leading technology solutions such as dynamic task scheduling software to better manage resources and generate more uptime in the network.

It is anticipated that these technology solutions will also bring a positive environmental impact by optimising planned maintenance visits, minimising reactive works and reducing the number of engineer site visits, or ‘truck rolls’, each year.

Cornerstone is determined to contribute to the growth of a stronger industry, particularly when it comes to recruiting the next generation of talent. Having already run a work placement scheme for under 21-year olds, Cornerstone will be working with Mitie and Dael Telecom to create the first Cellular Telecoms Engineering Apprenticeship, complimenting Mitie’s forthcoming Telecoms Academy; to find, inspire and hire future telecoms talent.

Following the contract award to Mitie, Denis Coakley, Chief Operating Officer from Cornerstone commented:

“Cornerstone is pleased to partner with Mitie who understands our goals and determination to deliver excellence in telecoms infrastructure management in a sharp way. Our combined industry expertise and our shared ambition will accelerate a step change in the management of mobile passive infrastructure in the UK. We look forward to a successful partnership in the years ahead”.

About Cornerstone Cornerstone (company registered name of Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited) was created as a joint venture by Vodafone and Telefónica in 2012 to own and manage their combined mobile infrastructure estates.

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