Vodafone UK maintains global leadership in Business Continuity Management of 2G and 3G networks

Press release - 10 June 2010

Vodafone UK continues to lead the world as the first mobile network operator to achieve BS 25999 certification and the only operator globally to have 2G and 3G networks certified.

Following a stringent audit by BSI, Vodafone UK’s 3G and 2G networks have retained their BS 25999 certification in Business Continuity Management. Certification to this standard demonstrates that, even through the most challenging and unexpected circumstances, customers can continue to rely on the high quality of the Vodafone network.

As more businesses put their own continuity plans in place, it is increasingly important for them to partner with certified communications providers in order to achieve their own certification.

"Our customers take their businesses seriously and they want to know that we do too.” said Peter Kelly, Enterprise Director, Vodafone UK. “We know that mobile communications are an essential service for all businesses – retaining BS 25999 certification demonstrates that we continue to deliver a reliable and high quality network for our customers, no matter what."

"We are very pleased too that Vodafone UK has maintained the Business Continuity Management standard for their network,” said Andrew Morris, EMEA Business Development Director, BSI. “Mobile is business critical, and Vodafone UK should be rightly proud of the systems it has in place to keep their customers connected."

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.