Vodafone Under Water

Flooding in the UK may not seem like the biggest issue in telcos, but it brings into stark relief the importance of business continuity planning no matter where you are or what you do. Take a look at these clips of the flood waters at Vodafone HQ.

Look here for more on the story of floodings at the headquarters of Vodafone and also 3.

You have to hope that if any business could cope with natural calamities, it would be a telco. Remote working, robust infrastructure, engineers ready to get equipment going again at short notice – all should help Vodafone keep working with only minimal disruption. According to some predictions, the world’s weather seems set to become more extreme. Telcos need to be at the forefront of planning for the risks not only to secure their revenues, but also to support vital services.

At least there was some good news for Vodafone. These video clips show that Vodafone’s employees know how to use those fancy handsets!

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.