Scottish Government Signs Virgin Voice Deal

The Scottish government has recently teamed up with Virgin Media Business to provide fixed line voices services, SIP trunking and cloud-based networking solutions.

The deal is part of Holyrood's Scottish wide area network programme and has been designed to cut procurement costs by moving away from individual infrastructure procurement.

The deal will see Virgin Media Business provide services in schools, GP's surgeries, hospitals and councils across Scotland.

Scottish government director of procurement and commercial, Alistair Merrill said the framework was a fantastic example of public sector organizations in Scotland, working together to achieve both local and national benefits.

He added: "The Scottish government is absolutely committed to improving Scotland's public-sector infrastructure, which is why we have launched SWAN and the Fixed Telephony Services Framework - to generate significant long-term savings and ultimately deliver a more integrated and cost-effective service for businesses and individuals across the country."

Virgin Media Business executive sales director Mario Di Mascio said: "We will take away the complexity that many organisations currently face in dealing with multiple providers and instead put in place a more collaborative approach. This will play a vital role in boosting efficiency and identifying new opportunities for growth."

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