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Single provider to run entire council voice network

Antony Savvas

Stirling Council has selected Thus as a single provider to deliver, manage and maintain its voice communications network.

The council said Thus will take full control of its voice infrastructure and develop a strategy to strengthen its future networking capabilities.

Prior to selecting Thus, Stirling relied on a combination of telecoms providers, including Thus, for the provision of its voice network.

The council said it selected Thus as a single provider to cut the "high costs of managing multiple suppliers".

Jim McNeish, of Stirling’s corporate asset management unit, said, "With only a small facilities management team responsible for many different council activities, it was important for us to enlist a supplier that could take on the majority of the network management responsibilities.

"Adopting a single supplier model makes our lives much easier by simplifying activities such as bill payment, fault reporting and provisioning. We can forget about the minute details of managing multiple suppliers and now have the time to add further value to the council in other areas," said McNeish.


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