Unified comms provider Azzurri Communications has clinched its third major deal this year, estimated to be worth over £900,000, with major UK out-of-home advertising company Clear Channel.
The news comes in the same week Mobile revealed that Azzurri is no longer up for sale after the option was voted down by a majority of the consortium of seven banks that own the company.
Clear Channel has chosen Azzurri Communications to consolidate its multiple network, fixed-line and mobile telecoms suppliers into one unified communications managed service.
The deal follows closely on the heels of Azzurri clinching a £900,000, three-year contract with City & Guilds and the extension of its contract with the Southern Co-operative to include its 155 store estate, bringing the value of the contract to £1.8m.
Azzurri said this week its contract with Clear Channel will cut costs and complexity from its ICT estate, as well as providing a platform that will enable Clear Channel to use technology more effectively.
Azzurri will replace Clear Channel UK’s existing Wide Area Network (WAN) with its own new virtual network, the Intelligent Cloud-Optimised Network (ICON). Azzurri will also provide a new audio and web conferencing service and new video conferencing facilities at Clear Channel UK’s three main offices.
Clear Channel UK’s fixed calls and lines and support services from BT will migrate to Azzurri, who will supply a new Mitel-hosted voice platform to deliver IP telephony.