Magdalene, a leading UK telecommunications infrastructure services provider and part of M Group Services, has secured a new five-year framework agreement with Mobile Broadband Network Ltd (MBNL),the EE (UK) and Three (UK) joint venture responsible for the management and network deployment of telecommunications sites owned by its joint shareholders.
Under the terms of the agreement, Magdalene will support the delivery of MBNL’s Notice to Quit (NTQ) and Towers and Antennas (T&A) operations. The delivery of both projects is scheduled to begin in January 2020.
Magdalene will support MBNL’s NTQ operations by ensuring network coverage is maintained throughout the transition between site decommissioning and the sourcing and deployment of a replacement site. The programme delivery will include the acquisition, design and development of new network sites, managing replacement site coverage and major equipment moves.
In addition, Magdalene will provide end to end services to support MBNL’s Towers and Antennas (T&A) programme. This high-profile programme includes upgrades, new build and construct only workstreams across the estate of 21,000 urban and rural mast sites across the UK.
Magdalene Head of Mobile Paul Brewster commented: “We are delighted to embark on this new agreement with MBNL. This framework agreement demonstrates Magdalene’s evolving mobile infrastructure service strategy and our expertise and experience in delivering essential telecom infrastructure roll-outs will be instrumental in our support of this important network improvement programme.”
“Magdalene will support MBNL’s NTQ programme, managing the removal of former sites from the network, as well as the acquisition, design and build of suitable replacement host sites through the deployment process working with all stakeholders including local authorities and site providers.”
“MBNL’s fast-paced T&A programme presents another, equally exciting opportunity for Magdalene. Delivering this programme of work will call upon our experience, flexibility, and speed of response as MBNL builds new infrastructure or upgrades existing assets to meet the growing technology and capacity demands of EE and Three customers.”
Magdalene Managing Director Mark Turner commented: “We are looking forward to bringing additional construction resources from across M Group Services to deliver these essential programs. To achieve this, Magdalene will utilise a civils capability that is proven across a range of national critical infrastructure clients. In addition, we look forward to harnessing the benefit of an award winning SHEQ culture with experience in insuring Zero harm across all group programmes.”