Daisy Updata Communications Ltd (DUCL) has been awarded a nine-year contract to manage and develop the IT network infrastructure for Central Bedfordshire Council.
DUCL will manage a wide area network (WAN) connecting more than 183 council owned sites and schools across Central Bedfordshire.
As part of the new contract, the council will join Essex County Council’s Next Generation Network (NGN). DUCL was awarded the 10-year Public Services Network (PSN) accredited NGN contract in 2012 and provides IT network infrastructure and associated telephony services to 200,000 users across Essex.
Matthew Riley, chief executive officer at Daisy Group plc, said: “The role of unified communications is playing an increasingly important role in helping progressive organisations drive efficiencies and enhance collaboration and communication, none more so than those operating in the public sector.
We are delighted to be working with Central Bedfordshire as they adopt new technologies to drive the council, its staff and services into the digital age through technology.”