Vodafone has won a multi-million pound contract to update and transform EDF Energy’s communications and IT infrastructure in the UK.

The 10-year deal covers nine offices, three data centres and 11 power stations.

It will bring new video conferencing and Wi-Fi capabilities, as well as the creation of a new digital platform to enable the utility company to improve training systems, support regulatory compliance and introduce more mobile ways of working.

Vodafone said it plans to provide a dedicated on-site support team to EDF as part of the deal, which is based on a new commercial model between the two companies.

The UK-based operator said this would eliminate “future communications related capex requirements” for EDF’s power stations across the duration of the contract.

Vodafone Group Enterprise CEO Nick Jeffery commented: “Innovation is at the heart of this success.

“Not just innovation in the use of technologies but innovation in the commercial structure of the agreement.

“Bringing commercial certainty to the deal has allowed long-term stability of investment for EDF Energy and makes planning a simpler process.”

[Read more: Vodafone unveils new enterprise-focused cyber security unit]

Vodafone Group Enterprise saw like-for-like revenues grow 5.9 percent in the 12 months to March.

The telco does not break out precise revenues for its enterprise arm, which includes its activities in the M2M/IoT field.

Yesterday, Vodafone IoT announced it was supplying connectivity to US robotic exoskeleton manufacturer Ekso Bionics.

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