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Matrix Communications Group plc has announced it was won a three year maintenance contract to support the core national IP backbone for Mistral Internet. Matrix was chosen ahead of several other high profile organisations.

Mistral Internet is one of the UK's leading business ISP's, providing a range of products and services that focus on converging Internet touch-points for their customers. Mistral also recently won the ISPA award, for Best Hosting Provider and the Sussex Business Awards, for the company of the year.

David Elliott, Mistral Network Systems Manager, commented: "Mistral went through a vigorous process spanning over six months to find a suitable communications and networking business partner. We eventually narrowed the selection down to five possible contenders and Matrix outshone them all. We chose Matrix because they are able to provide a comprehensive service and can offer Mistral a long term business partnership, flexibility and were also highly recommend by The London Internet Exchange. In addition, Matrix has given us an excellent opportunity to extend Mistral's services to their customer base and vice versa, expanding the partnership beyond just supporting our network. With this in mind, we have agreed to a three year contract and are confident that this will be a mutually beneficial alliance for many years."

Ian Smith, Matrix CEO, commented: "We are delighted to be supporting the core network equipment for Mistral Internet. We believe this creates a very strong opportunity to develop services jointly and to add further value to customers. In addition, we have ourselves recently chosen Mistral Internet as our ISP and we will be recommending Mistral as our ISP of choice to all of our customers."

About Matrix Communications Group:
The Matrix Communications Group ( focuses on providing customised performance solutions for its customers using a 'best of breed' approach incorporating the world's foremost technology manufacturers. The Group's skills in network infrastructure, connectivity and security are being augmented through the acquisition of key skills in the Voice over IP market and in mobile and wireless computing.

Matrix delivers on its promise of 'pure performance' on every aspect of hardware, software, support and service, around the clock, anywhere in the world. To ensure Matrix's customers, many of which are major blue chip and household name organisations, receive the purest form of expertise it operates within defined technology verticals; these are IP infrastructures for voice and data, security and support services.

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Sean Fleming, Clarity Public Relations
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