London - SAS Global Communications, an international provider of managed and professional network services, today announced that it has signed a new five year framework agreement to deliver managed communications services to the global customer base of the BT Group plc. This latest signing follows the successful completion of a three year agreement made between the two companies in 2005.
The contract, which services all major divisions of BT will allow the company to augment its existing product range with SAS’s portfolio of managed services.
“Historically, it has not been cost effective or practical for BT to offer managed services to its entire client base,” said Charles Davis, CEO for SAS Global Communications. “The new agreement allows BT to extend the customer reach of its managed services and it does so without creating additional administration burden for customers; both SAS’s and BT’s products and services will be delivered via the BT blue bill.”
“In taking these steps, BT has also removed some substantial barriers to entry for many of its customers, allowing them to adopt the company’s UK and International data networking products,” Davis continued.
“The new agreement is significant for SAS on a number of levels,” said Davis. “Not only does it further cement our relationship with BT, raising our profile and credibility in the marketplace, it also enables us to increase the volume of managed services we deliver on a long-term contract basis.”
SAS's managed services allow businesses of all sizes to obtain one-stop network support and administration for their entire communications estate. From its enterprise resource centre in the South East, the company can provide remote management of all voice and data infrastructure equipment and services at client premises, including WANs, Internet circuits, public VPNs, private circuits, wireless networks, remote users, mobile workers, unified communications and other network convergence solutions.
SAS’s team of communications specialists has the interdisciplinary knowledge of voice technology, data networks and server environments, vital to supporting national, international and global converged networks.