Last week, Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove paid a visit to the Telent’s Camberley office located in his constituency and was updated on current Telent projects that are helping to support critical digital infrastructure across the UK.
During his visit, the local MP met with Telent’s Strategy Director Chris Metcalfe and Business Development Director Joe Pincus. They discussed some of the current key projects that Telent has been supporting, including its work with Hinkley Point C (HPC) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Mr Gove was given a tour of Telent’s recently renovated facilities, including the Service Centre, Network Operations Centre and Service Provider Lab. Providing first line contact for end users, the Service Centre supports more than 120 different customer organisations. The Network Operations Centre provides automated and real time monitoring of critical communication networks and Telent’s Service Provider Lab is dedicated to simulating, evaluating and testing new service provider solutions and deployment methods.
Chris Metcalfe said: “We were delighted to welcome our local MP here at the Telent Camberley office and it has been a pleasure to showcase the latest innovation from Telent. Our work with the MCA, Openreach and more delivers critical digital infrastructure projects and also help to enhance social and economic development across the UK by supporting the delivery of full fibre connectivity.”
Michael Gove has been the local MP for the town of Camberley since 2005 and currently serves as the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Telent’s work in close partnership with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) was discussed, as a new full fibre network designed and built by Telent is to be deployed over the next two years. This will connect 165 remote radio sites across the UK coastline, helping to keep the HM Coastguard connected during emergency operations.
The team also delved into Telent’s ongoing work with Hinkley Point C in providing vital communications and IT infrastructure for the first nuclear power plant to be built in 25 years, helping create more than 25,000 new employment opportunities.