Charles Rickett, Managing Director of V12 Telecom commented:
“We are always keen to work closely with customers to build bespoke solutions to solve specific problems. SML Group approached us as they needed wider connectivity for their deployments across the UK. In the last 24 months we have seen an increase in demand for Multi-Network Data SIMs across multiple sectors, with many different usage cases.”
SML Group offer a wide range of services from traditional land, rail & utilities surveying, to specialist subsidence monitoring and property data services that are all designed to provide cost savings to the construction, rail, valuation and insurance sectors. The SIMs themselves are utilised in several different ways, such as in devices that rely on GPS positioning, including drones, and portable GPR positioning for total station theodolites, as well as fixed installations used for target monitoring at civil engineering projects across the UK. These remote fixed installations not only reduce the need for onsite human presence making the job safer, they are also more cost effective for the end client and better for the environment.
Following an initial trial to test that the SIMs provided the necessary coverage, the solution was rolled out across multiple sites. SML Group have since added further SIMs, with the total number doubling since the start of the project.