Homeserve switches to O2 for VPN links

Homeserve, a home emergency insurance supplier, is to switch some 4,000 voice and mobile data connections to O2 from incumbent providers Orange and Vodafone.

Homeserve, a home emergency insurance supplier, is to switch some 4,000 voice and mobile data connections to O2 from incumbent providers Orange and Vodafone.

Under the three-year deal, O2 will provide a VPN call routing service to ensure that calls are dealt with quickly and logged easily using a data connection.

The contract includes BlackBerry and PDAs as well as mobile phones, O2 said. Homeserve has more than 5,000 employees and sub-contractors across the UK.

Homeserve CIO Trevor Didcock said the network would give staff real-time updates on their PDAs and let them contact customers by SMS. "It will ensure we are delivering a first-rate service for our customers," he said.

Homeserve and O2 declined to provide financial details.

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