OCS, the cleaning and services company, has signed a three-year £5 million managed services deal with Azzurri Communications to provide voice and data services.
Azzurri is promising savings of at least £200,000 per year, while delivering increased bandwidth to major sites, improving network resilience and simplifying the management of the service.
Having grown through mergers and acquisitions, OCS wanted to consolidate and strengthen its network, said IT director Jenny Sener.
“The ability to incorporate all our communications needs, including fixed voice, IP Telephony and data into one contract was extremely compelling. With Azzurri we have found a new way to procure and manage our ICT estate; by integrating voice and data into one, we can remove the complexities of managing multiple operators and pricing models, which critically will allow us to focus on better delivering our services to our customers.”
Azzurri is a Virtual Network Operator (VNO) and its ability to acquire technology and bandwidth from a range of suppliers will offer OCS flexibility as its business develops business needs, said Sener.
“Combining all data and voice infrastructure into one service, and critically, with one bill, will enable us to forgo the time-consuming task of continually evaluating and refreshing our ICT assets, and instead reap the benefits of a specialist who does this 24/7.”
Under the deal Azzurri said it will continually refresh the managed service over the life of the contract to assess and deploy best-price rates, reduce duplicate billing, excess capacity and redundant lines. It is also contracted to provide OCS with 24/7 monitoring and fault resolution and real-time visibility of reporting via a web-portal.