Azzurri inks £3.5m unified comms deal with Barrett Steel

Azzurri inks £3.5m unified comms deal with Barrett Steel

Azzurri Communications has won a £3.5m, five-year unified comms deal with steel stockholder Barrett Steel. The contract sees Azzurri consolidate the company’s voice and data networks across its 30 UK sites. As part of the contract, Azzurri will support the migration of legacy voice services to a SIP solution based on a highly resilient Mitel IP telephony platform. The wide area network will connect to office sites using a mix of Ethernet, Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) and business-grade ADSL. Azzurri will also implement a new local area network with Wi-Fi support. All service components will be monitored by Azzurri and managed to ensure maximum uptime, quality of service and operational effectiveness for Barrett Steel.

The new infrastructure also supports Barrett Steel’s future technology roadmap, offering a platform for the deployment of additional unified communications services, such as video conferencing. James Barrett, Group MD at Barrett Steel, said the company’s brief for the contract was to find a long-term partner that could deliver all of the company’s network needs under one contractual framework. He said the deal with Azzurri enables the company to bring together the entire communications estate under one roof.

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