Ordnance Survey agrees £23m deal with BT Openreach to supply data products and services

By Sooraj Shah
23 Apr 2014 View Comments
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Ordnance Survey has agreed a new five-year deal with Openreach, the infrastructure arm of BT, in worth over £23m.

The agreement covers the provision of a range of data products, services and solutions, and enables Openreach to access Ordnance Survey's premium datasets including OS MasterMap Topography Layer, OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network Layer, OS VectorMap Local and 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster.

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Openreach will also extend its use of Ordnance Survey's web mapping service, OS OnDemand, allowing its engineers to access data on road geometry, house numbers, landmarks and building names.

Ordnance Survey has had a relationship with BT since the mid 1990s, and as part of the latest deal the two organisations will be collaborating on a number of additional services, such as desktop analysis of locations for engineer visits.

They will also collaborate on exploring the use of an asset tagger solution and gaining a better understanding of how Ordnance Survey can support Openreach in mapping its assets, such as street fibre cabinets.

Andrew Loveless, commercial director at Ordnance Survey, said he was truly delighted that Ordnance Survey will continue to work directly with Openreach.

"We have always had an excellent relationship and I expect that this new five-year deal will see this develop further.

"This is a strategically important agreement for both organisations and I am looking forward to building on our existing relationship by working on a number of exciting collaborative projects," he said.

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