JV Daisy Updata Communications Ltd (DUCL) has won a six-year contract to manage a shared network for public services in Kent.
The deal will see DUCL manage a wide area network (WAN) connecting more than 1,350 establishments across Kent. The JV said that the new contract would see DUCL aim for further improvements in service efficiency, including faster internet and connectivity speeds and a reduction in costs for KPSN partner organisations.
Daisy Updata said that the contract was awarded following a competitive tender by Kent County Council, acting on behalf of the partners and users of the KPSN.
DUCL is a joint venture between Daisy Group and Updata Infrastructure Ltd, a communications integrator to the public sector and part of Capita IT Services.
Matthew Riley, chief executive officer at Daisy Group plc, said: 'With the rise of cloud-based technologies in the workplace, reliable, superfast connectivity such as this is highly sought after. Organisations across the county will feel the benefits of the increased capabilities available from this new networking infrastructure.'