Utilities and telecoms services

OS Connect provides location data services and solutions for utilities and telecoms​

What is OS Connect?

OS Connect from Ordnance Survey helps utilities and telecoms companies solve the challenges faced. It combines our world-class location data, services and expertise, with data and technology from partner organisations to offer comprehensive solutions

In today’s world everyone is driving to use energy in smarter ways and reduce impact on the environment. To create a sustainable and smart network, you need accurate data. This is where Ordnance Survey’s expertise can help. OS Connect identifies and builds strategic partnerships, offering expert consultancy and services for energy & infrastructure, utilities, telecommunications, and water sectors.

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Find out how to solve the challenges utilities and telecoms organisations face

See how effective use of data insights can unlock a ‘whole system’ view, enabling utility and telecoms leaders to make more-informed decisions, faster, and master adaptation in an era of increasing complexity and instability. 

Each year it costs the UK economy
£2.4 billion
to deal with accidental utility strikes
Vegetation encroaching on power lines causes
1 in 5
power outages in the UK
From April 2020 to March 2021 there were
sewer flooding incidents

How OS is helping organisations like yours

Read our case studies to discover how we're helping organisations develop solutions and solve specific challenges by using Ordnance Survey's data, expert consultancy, and services

Engineers at windfarm

Energy and infrastructure asset management

Detailed location data

Find the right location for renewable energy assets without the need for site visits – saving time, resources, and cost.

Streamlined business operations

Having accurate addressing data optimises everyday processes, such as customer billing - even when dealing with addresses in buildings of multiple units.

Evidence to inform decisions

OS data provides a consistent framework, bringing disparate data together to provide the evidence to inform planning and risk management decisions.

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Telecomms engineer

Telecoms networks

Improved network planning

Know the type and density of every building. Our addressing data can support improved network planning and effective operations.

Enhanced broadband performance

OS location data helps you meet challenging customer and regulatory demands in the telecom industry. It ensures your asset planning frameworks are up-to-date, accurate and reliable.

Optimised network roll-out

Our mapping data can help you optimise network roll-out, increasing the number of premises passed and improving return on investment.

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Water treatment plant

Water companies asset management

Better network asset planning

Water companies can use our data to improve their network asset planning and customer service. OS data provides accurate, up-to-date mapping information for 41 million addresses, enabling organisations to target billing more effectively.

Efficient management and maintenance

Manage and maintain your water network assets effectively with our mapping data, providing insights into drainage and underground water.

Foresight of challenges

Prepare for future challenges like water shortages or flooding by building a full picture of your assets, customers, and field workers.

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Further success stories

See the full range of case studies to discover how OS data is driving more efficient decisions in organisations like yours

Using OS data

  • Explore sample data

    Sample a selection of OS Premium Data products to check what's right for your business, and start building your own location-based solutions.

  • Develop your data ideas

    Use the data exploration licence to explore and use OS premium data. This enables you to develop your ideas for free before deciding if the paid-for service is for you.

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