Web Hosting Solutions Provider Easynet Awards telent Contract

September 26, 2006
September 26, 2006 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Web hosting solutions provider Easynet (http://www.easynet.com), has awarded telent PLC, a communications support services provider, a contract to “manage the volume deployment of access equipment” as part of the company's Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) program. The contract makes telent one of Easynet's key strategic partners and rewards the company with a multi-million dollar payment.

telent will be responsible for managing, installing and commissioning Easynet's “LLU expansion footprint” including inventory control. telent will also supply installation materials such as racks, cables and other infrastructure equipment.

"We selected telent to ensure an efficient and speedy deployment, which will assist Easynet in expanding our LLU footprint to deliver further innovative services to our UK enterprise customers. Both telent and Easynet are very experienced in deploying large-scale access solutions within the UK, which is why this partnership is such a compelling one. Our longstanding relationship with the telent team, and our experience of them constantly delivering on time and to budget, also influenced our decision of deployment partner," explained Easynet's Network Implementation Director Mr. Trevor Legg.

"This project represents an excellent fit for telent's capabilities. We are solely focussed on the provision of leading edge telecommunications services, and this specialisation gave us a definite competitive edge. We also have a long-standing history of delivery in this area, having installed over 5,000 access platforms in the UK. Moreover, telent boasts an intimate knowledge of BT processes, having worked closely with the PTT for many years," added Mark Plato, telent PLC’s Chief Executive Officer.

"We are delighted that this contract will further strengthen our reputation for managing all aspects of a turnkey LLU deployment. The size and reach of our installation field force also proved invaluable in demonstrating our suitability for this project," Mr Plato concluded.

Easynet offers a range of IP services including IP VPN, internet connectivity, carrier services, hosting, co-location and security solutions to businesses throughout the UK and across Europe.

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