BAA signs network services contract with Carillion

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BAA signs network services contract with Carillion

Antony Savvas

Airport company BAA has signed a framework network infrastructure and cabling deal with Carillion IT Services.

The deal covers all seven BAA airports across the UK, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Carillion IT Services will, under an initial four year agreement, be the preferred provider to BAA for on-site services, including cabling for voice, data and other airport-specific network systems cabling for new projects and maintenance for existing cabling infrastructures across all seven airports.

All maintenance-related calls will be handled by the Carillion IT service desk, which will be available to BAA 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service desk aims to resolve all issues on a first call basis.

Carillion IT Services has been working with BAA for more than 10 years, providing infrastructure and cabling services to the three Scottish airports. With BAA's new London regional operational structure, the partners aim to improve the effectiveness of BAA's overall cabling operation and over time help reduce its operational costs.

"We selected Carillion IT Services due to its expertise, experience and reliability, combined with an ability to provide a quality of service that will benefit not only our business and staff but also the millions of passengers travelling through our airports," said Bob Gerrard, network projects implementation manager at BAA.

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