Telecom Italia has signed a contract with UIRNet – an umbrella
company for Italy’s freight logistics centres – to supply mobile
telephony products and services worth an estimated €15 million.
The contract was signed after the company won a call for tenders. Under the 10-year deal, Telecom Italia is exclusively to supply UIRNet and its operating companies with SIM cards and telephony, messaging, broadband data transmission, localization and dedicated assistance services. The contract also includes an option for the provision of vehicular and personal mobile telephones, associated centralized management systems, and additional technologically-advanced services.
For UIRNet, this strategic agreement will make it possible to guarantee the information flows it requires to and from road hauliers and shipping contractors, by bringing into service a nationwide logistics network management platform built on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. Through implementation of this platform, UIRNet is keen to make the entire system more efficient. The company will be able to trace, monitor and manage flows in real-time, and speed up logistics operations at its freight transfer hubs.
Rome, 18 February 2011