A YORK telecoms specialist has won recognition for its work in supporting the national Covid-19 vaccination efforts.

Cellhire plc has won the Best Mobile/IoT Customer Solution award at the Comms National Awards 2021 for its work providing multi-network UK mobile data connections to more than 2,100 NHS England vaccination sites.

The York-based company also achieved finalist status in the categories for both the best wholesale service provider (above £10m) and best enterprise managed service customer solution.

The award recognises Cellhire's connectivity solution for the nationwide vaccination programme which has enabled NHS sites to update patient records in real-time.

This dynamic project was one of the most important customer requirements Cellhire has been involved in. Cellhire is now providing connectivity to an additional 600-plus new NHS vaccination sites for the UK booster programme.

Cellhire’s solution comprises state-of-the-art Peplink mobile routers, coupled with high-speed secure mobile data, enabling large numbers of devices to connect to a network using the latest WiFi technology.

Allowing for rapid deployment and remote visibility of devices, the solution includes inControl2, a smart remote management application that is pre-configured and ready to use, making life simpler for all users.

Built with contingency in mind, the routers are equipped with the ability to switch to a failover network if the primary network is unavailable.

Cellhire UK managing director, Matt Bennett said: “I am extremely proud of the Cellhire team and the success Cellhire has achieved at the Comms National Awards.

“Covid-19 has been the single greatest public health emergency in the history of the NHS and it’s a great honour for Cellhire to be part of the backbone of the vaccine programme.

"The solutions that we are providing are helping to manage the vaccination of millions of people as quickly as possible.

“The ability Cellhire has to deliver multi-network secure mobile data, quickly and at scale, is thanks to its strong global network partnerships and its robust and resilient team.”

In its 20th year, the Comms National Awards is one of the ICT channel’s most respected awards. They are independently judged by industry experts who recognise quality by assessing awards in both reseller and vendor categories.