UK PUBLIC SECTOR GETS ACCESS TO MLL’S WIRELESS BROADBAND NETWORKS Thursday 10 January 2008 PDF Print MLL Telecom becomes an official government supplier 10 January 2008: MLL Telecom, which specialises in building and operating wireless broadband networks, today announced that it has been formally approved as an official supplier by OGCbuying.solutions. This will give MLL privileged access to the public sector market and reflects MLL’s strength and experience in the wireless industry. The new Telecom Networks framework agreement, awarded by OGCbuying.solutions, an executive agency of OGC in the Treasury, starts this week. It will enable MLL to supply equipment, managed services and consultation to organisations throughout the public sector including hospitals, schools and local and central government, under pre-agreed terms and conditions. To date, MLL has worked with partners such as BT to build networks in public sector organisations including East Sussex County Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, Dorset Police, North Dorset District Council, plus a number of NHS locations. Rick Hudson, CEO of MLL Telecom, said: “Wireless networks are attractive to organisations which need to build cost-effective, scalable high-capacity broadband networks quickly. During 2007 we have seen an increasing interest in our capabilities from the public sector. This newly awarded OGCbuying.solutions certification will enable us to address this increased demand directly.” OGCbuying.solutions awards framework agreements to suppliers on the basis of objective and non-discriminatory criteria including industry expertise as well as pricing. Its product and services catalogue is used by public sector organisations to identify pre-qualified approved suppliers of telecom equipment and services. MLL has been approved to supply services in three lots: Point to point circuits, Infrastructure and connectivity and Wireless data infrastructure. MLL also builds wireless networks for enterprises in both rural and urban areas that are looking for higher bandwidth and greater reliability from their networks, as well as the ability to expand as multi-media applications become the norm. About the OGC Buying Solutions Certification OGCbuying.solutions is the trading arm of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), which is itself an office of HM Treasury. OGCbuying.solutions, launched in April 2001, provides public sector procurement professionals with a route to the products and services they need to maximise procurement efficiency and value for money. Its contracts and framework agreements offer substantial savings through significant buying power, economies of scale and strategic partnerships. Rigorous tendering and evaluation processes ensure that products and services are checked for quality, price competitiveness, fitness for purpose and compliance with statutory requirements. These products and services are available through OGCbuying.solutions Catalist framework agreements, Managed Services and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs). More details are available on the website: www.ogcbuyingsolutions.gov.uk About MLL Telecom www.mlltelecom.co.uk Established in 1992, MLL Telecom is the largest independent provider of converged wireless solutions, delivering carrier-grade connectivity to locations other network providers cannot economically reach. MLL provides customers with highly resilient, future-proof, safe and secure networks, with fast and cost-effective delivery. MLL also provides a unique, fully managed 24x7 service for wireless links and currently supports more than 5000 links nationwide. For more information please contact Bridget Fishleigh firstname.lastname@example.org, + 44 1273 305 936 or skype: bridgetfishleigh This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Bratton PR (Middlesex) in the following categories: Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.