InTechnology has signed a five-year agreement which will see BT provide InTechnology with high-bandwidth voice and data services delivered over 21CN, BT’s next-generation Ethernet programme.
The deal is particularly relevant to the housing sector due to many organisations operating across multiple sites; 21CN brings the benefits of high bandwidth Ethernet networks to enable housing organisations to offer the same customer experience at every site while improving business performance and saving money.
The deal with BT will let InTechnology extend the reach of its existing Ethernet coverage in the UK, rising to 600 nodes by spring 2009. This will deliver high-speed data services, together with the cost efficiencies of BT’s 21CN platform, to 87 per cent of UK businesses.
The 21CN platform will be customised through InTechnology’s ‘pay as you grow’ managed services grid which provides its housing customers with services on an on-demand basis, allowing multi-site organisations to operate a single budget for all network requirements, such as VPN, data, and telephony, giving improved business efficiencies and cost savings.
Peter Wilkinson, founder and CEO, InTechnology, said, “We regard BT’s 21CN programme as being two years ahead of anything else in the market with many new exciting and innovative features. By linking our existing network to BT’s 21CN, InTechnology can now immediately service 87 per cent of the main metropolitan areas of the UK. Most importantly in these difficult economic times, we are well-positioned to bring huge costs savings and efficiencies to any business running a network.”