National Highways

Highway to the future: innovative service approach keeping the country’s traffic moving is about to get a whole lot smarter

In 2018, National Highways awarded Telent the contract for the operation and management of NRTS (National Roads Telecommunication Services), a critical component of national infrastructure supporting the country’s 4,400 mile strategic road network.

National Roadside Telecommunications Services (NRTS)​

In 2017, Telent was award a contract from National Highways for the operation and management of NRTS (National Roads Telecommunication Services), a critical component of national infrastructure supporting the country’s 4,400-mile strategic road network.

NRTS operates and maintains the telecommunications services that link our 30,000 roadside assets (signs, signals, cameras) to seven regional control centres and the National Traffic Operation Centre enabling National Highways to manage and operate the network safely and efficiently. NRTS also delivers all new telecommunications services to the regional and smart motorway improvement schemes in support of RIS delivery.

Third Line Services

Telent’s Third Line Services Contract provides expert-level technical support, repair services, a help desk and contractual assistance to National Highways, as they deploy and improve technology equipment across England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN) in the pursuit of safer roads, reliable journeys and informed travellers.

The services we provide to National Highways support the deployment and operation of mission-critical technology equipment, including the equipment being deployed as part of the Network’s Smart Motorways upgrade programme, thereby contributing positively to the tactical management of England’s Motorways and major roads.

Regional Technology Maintenance Contracts

In the East, South East and M25 regions of the UK Telent maintain all technology assets including CCTV camera, emergency roadside telephones, traffic signals and Weather Stations. The RTMC (Regional Technology Maintenance Contractor) Contract is a dedicated outcome-based maintenance contract which gives the flexibility to innovate and deliver outcomes more efficiently, on the Motorways and High-Speed Network of England.

Supporting end to end Communications​


Essential for the safety and security of your staff, residents and the public. We supply and maintain CCTV systems.

Traffic Signal Control & Maintenance

With decades of experience delivering responsive maintenance, our 24/7 traffic signal control & maintenance service enables us to respond quickly supplying the right engineer with the right skills.

National Digital Infrastructure

Capabilities from concrete to cloud, Telent works with service providers, mobile operators, ISPs and alternative network providers to deliver and support their networks

5G Private Networking

Combining the performance of ethernet with flexibility of wireless for industrial applications and mission critical communication

Control Rooms

Telent covers all areas of the modern control room, Emergency services can concentrate on protecting the public, while Telent manages the control room communication infrastructure.

Asset Management

An whole life approach that seeks to optimise the primary components of asset costs: the cost of failure, running costs and capital costs.

Contact us