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BT and Daisy Group announce new UC partnership

Daisy says £70m six-year deal will enhance capabilities and provide channel with industry-leading cloud solutions

BT and Daisy Group today announced a new partnership, giving Daisy and its customers’ access to BT’s Wholesale Hosted Centrex (WHC) platform.

Daisy’s services will be migrated to BT’s white-label unified communications (UC) platform, over the next 18 months.

WHC is BT’s one-stop shop that removes the need for a physical PBX and enables IP communication from the cloud. The complete proposition includes Centrex lines, calls, numbers, phones and connectivity, available as bundles or separate components. Customers have access to HD voice services as well as features, such as call logging, calling plans, hunt groups, call handling, hotdesking, and smartphone and tablet integration, IM and web collaboration.

The deal will also allow Daisy to sell BT’s WHC services to its 1,500 resellers.

“Many businesses are now hosting their communication services using cloud technology to make them accessible to all, using any fixed or mobile device, at any time, wherever they might be,” said Gerry McQuade, CEO of BT Wholesale and Ventures.

“BT and Daisy Group have been pioneers of that trend, so I’m delighted that we’re coming together to bring customers a powerful combination of experience, scale and expertise.”

Neil Muller, CEO of Daisy Group added: “This collaboration with BT ensures that we are at the forefront of providing the latest in cloud solutions, increasing customers’ levels of capability and confidence as they continue to manage the relentlessness of technological change. 

“I am hugely proud of Daisy’s relationship with BT and this is a perfect opportunity to further enhance our capability and provide our customers and partners with an industry-leading cloud solution.”



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