Kingston Communications’ Business Services has recently won a series of orders, including the following three with a total value in excess of £2.5 million.
Kingston secured a 12 month contract with Manheim Auctions, part of the world's largest vehicle auction group. Manheim offers over 500,000 cars and commercial vehicles in the UK every year on behalf of leading manufacturers, finance companies and fleet vendors. Kingston implemented an IN (intelligent network) solution that enables Manheim's customers to access up-to-date information on vehicles going to auction, at any one of their 17 car auction or seven commercial auction centres in the UK.
Northamptonshire County Council placed an order with Kingston worth £1m a year, halving its telecoms bill in the process. When the council analysed its telecoms it discovered it was using numerous different companies to supply the service and held an online auction (also known as a Reverse Auction) to rationalise. This groundbreaking online auction, under the Government Telecommunications Contract Framework Agreement was the first of its kind, and was held by Hedra, a management and technology consulting partner.
Meanwhile, Opal Property Group, one of the UK's leading providers of accommodation for the student and private residential markets, placed a five year contract with the company. Working closely with Universities, Opal recently secured three new accommodation sites in Bradford and Huddersfield for over 1200 students. Kingston’s track record in delivering student telephony services at Manchester University helped Kingston beat off stiff competition. Opal opted for a technology solution that includes Siemens ISDX, IN National Rate Services, Switch-Line and C3 Card Services.
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About the Kingston Communications Group
Kingston Communications is a leading provider of communications solutions, providing a wide range of voice, data, internet and contact centre services to businesses and public sector organisations throughout the UK.
Kingston is a converged communications company with expertise and experience in both telecommunications and enterprise networking, supported by its own 2200km broadband network. As such, it is ideally positioned to meet the infrastructure, equipment and connectivity requirements of modern organisations, for whom communications is a strategic consideration.
Kingston’s national capabilities have been built on its strong foundations within East Yorkshire, where the company has been providing leading edge services to residential and business customers for over 100 years and where it has been a pioneer in the use of ADSL technology.
In December 2004 Kingston acquired 100% of the shares of Omnetica Holdings Ltd, specialists in the provision of converged IP networks.
The Kingston Group also includes Eclipse Internet, an established and growing broadband ISP that delivers internet connectivity and services to businesses and consumers throughout the UK.
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