UK optician Specsavers is to install a £4.5m global WAN to deliver complete end-to-end connectivity across its stores.
The network will use DSL technology across more than 800 sites in six countries and will be designed and managed by Vanco as part of a five-year contract.
"Obtaining the most suitable network for our needs means that we have the freedom to carry on growing and evolving," said Ruskin Snow, Specsavers' IT operations manager.
With Specsavers continued expansion, the network will help create efficiencies in Specsavers' business operation through the use of a single global provider, according to Ruskin.
The partnership will help Specsavers to create and sustain competitive advantage, while reducing the total cost of ownership throughout the contract life, the company said.