PCCW Global named as supplier on Crown Commercial Service Education Technology framework
HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG / LONDON, October 24, 2019
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, is pleased to announce that it has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Education Technology framework to provide broadband fibre infrastructure and broadband services to all public sector educational organizations in the United Kingdom following a rigorous tender process.
Under the agreement, PCCW Global will be able to provision the design and installation of broadband fibre infrastructure, provision the fibre to the premises, testing of fibre, and “last mile” installation. PCCW Global is also approved to provide connectivity services including the supply of full fibre broadband services (new services/upgrades of existing), support and maintenance, Internet filtering, firewall, e-Safety and IP connectivity.
This agreement, which runs until June 2022, assures that PCCW Global’s services are now available to all public sector educational organizations including schools, academies, colleges, universities and other educational establishments in the United Kingdom. Inclusion as a supplier in the Education Technology framework is an exciting opportunity for the company to deliver its wide array of high-quality communication services into this key sector.
Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector in seeking to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2018/19, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth £945 million - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.
Ms. Paula Benoit, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global Networks (UK) Limited, said, “PCCW Global has significant experience in providing both full fiber infrastructure and broadband services to both business and end users across the United Kingdom. Optify Smart Fibre Infrastructure has already been deployed at a number of sites, delivering ultrafast broadband to users as well as providing the foundation for a growing range of smart building technology.”
Education is changing rapidly, but many institutions still seek high-quality and cost-effective connectivity. With services increasingly delivered online and students themselves required to use connected devices in the classroom, it is imperative to deliver new services and improve the educational experience to these areas. There is also a growing demand in the education sector for technology to increase efficiency, to save not only operating costs but also to improve a building’s environmental credentials.
The CCS framework provides a way for providers to deliver these services, enabling cost effective and efficient procurement decisions to be made. Being a named supplier, PCCW Global is now perfectly placed to deliver new and revolutionary technologies into this sector.
About PCCW Global Networks (UK) Limited (Optify)
PCCW Global is one of the world’s leading communication service providers, with a presence in major cities of the United Kingdom and high-speed links to Europe, the United States of America and Asia. In the United Kingdom, PCCW Global Networks (UK) Limited is a leader in supplying Connected Building Solutions to large multi-tenanted properties such as student accommodation. The range of managed services includes Optify full fibre and wireless broadband for homes and businesses as well as smart building technology, which can reduce costs, environmental impact and improve security and compliance.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 160 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications services including connectivity, applications, and tailored solutions facilitated by its on-demand digital software defined interconnection system.
PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com
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