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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport strikes Carillion comms deal

Antony Savvas

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has signed a three-year managed networking contract with Carillion IT Services.

Carillion will provide a fully managed service for SPT's comms network, including landline phones, mobile devices and 24/7 remote monitoring of its wide area network.

Carillion will deliver the managed service to more than 700 employees at SPT's head office in Glasgow and key transport hubs in and around the city, including the central Glasgow bus station, subway depot and several underground stations.

Carillion will take over the management of all SPT's current network providers, inclulding Orange for mobile devices and Thus, BT and NTL for landlines and the Wan.

All user queries will go through the Carillion IT servicedesk and a dedicated team of voice and data management experts.

Carillion will also be responsible for SPT's telecoms billing, providing a single unified bill for its entire comms estate. Carillion will continually monitor it is obtaining the best possible rates for SPT.

"We were extremely impressed with the professional expertise and commitment which Carillion brought to the planned development of SPT's IT and communications systems," said Dean Drew, senior technical solutions advisor at SPT.

SPT plans and delivers solutions for all modes of transport across Strathclyde.

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