CABLE & WIRELESS SELECTED BY GROUP 4 FALCK FOR THREE-YEAR COMMUNICATIONS OUTSOURCE CONTRACT Tuesday 3 April 2001 PDF Print Cable & Wireless, the global telecommunications group, announced today (3 April 2001) that it will take over management of all fixed data and voice communications for Group 4 Falck, the international security and related services company. The outsourcing agreement is potentially worth £10 million over three years and reinforces Cable and Wireless' position as a leader in the outsourced management of multi site data and voice communications. Through the outsourcing agreement, Group 4 Falck will benefit from having reliable communications across its 60 UK sites at a reduced overall cost to the company. At the same time Group 4 Falck is freed to focus on developing its core businesses. During the course of the contract Cable & Wireless will migrate Group 4 Falck's Frame Relay data technology onto an Internet Protocol (IP) based Virtual Private Network (VPN) giving Group 4 Falck a reliable network that can grow with the business. It will also be an option for Group 4 Falck to convert its traditional voice technology to a Voice over IP (VoIP) system which would run on the data VPN network and enable Group 4 Falck to reduce costs further, by running one, combined data and voice network. "By outsourcing our communications to Cable & Wireless, we aim to improve our service quality in the most cost-effective way and convert communications into a strategic asset," said Chris Elliott, Financial Director at Group 4 Falck Global Solutions Limited. "We chose Cable & Wireless as they offered the best single supplier solution and good project management at a competitive price. We believe that we will be able to develop our relationship with Cable & Wireless into a long-term alliance." Under the single supplier agreement, Cable & Wireless will develop and maintain all Group 4 Falck's fixed data and voice networks and on-site radio. This includes the company-wide Virtual Private Network (VPN), Fixed Mobile Integration (FMI), the Frame network and Telebusiness numbers. Cable & Wireless will also handle the billing for Group 4 Falck's mobile phone and pager services, provided by Vodafone. "We are delighted to announce this major UK contract that demonstrates clearly the benefits offered by Cable & Wireless outsourcing," added Robin Schlee, Senior Vice President, Client Solutions at Cable & Wireless. "We work with businesses to provide reliable communications services and innovative enhancements so that they can reap the benefits of advanced communications and focus themselves on their core business. We look forward to a successful relationship with Group 4 Falck." About Cable & Wireless Cable & Wireless is a major global telecommunications business with revenue of over £9 billion (US$14 billion) in the year to 31 March 2000 and customers in 70 countries. Its operations around the world offer a full range of telecommunications services. Cable & Wireless' focus for future growth is on IP (Internet protocol) and data services and solutions for business customers. It is developing advanced IP networks and value-added services in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this strategy. With the capability of its global IP infrastructure and its strength in key markets, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of global coverage and services to business customers. For more information about Cable & Wireless, go to www.cw.com. About Group 4 Falck Group 4 Falck has a turnover in excess of £1.25 billion or DKK 15 billion (1999 figures), making it the world's second largest provider of security and related services. The company employs over 125,000 staff and operates in more than 50 countries, with a market leadership position in over half of them. For editorial information, please contact: John Bates Press Office Group 4 Falck Global Solutions Limited Tel: 01386 858585 email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.