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With Foehn, councils can save up to 40% of their overall phone system costs

Communications systems integrator and Open Source specialist selected to supply IP telephony services to the public sector.

A procurement framework agreement that replaces the Telephony Services (TS), Public Services Network Connectivity (PSNC) and Public Services Network Services (PSNS) agreements has been awarded and communications system integrator Foehn has been appointed as a provider of Internet Protocol (IP) telephony services.

The new Network Services agreement (RM1045) provides local authorities with a means of procuring voice and Internet networks from 60 selected suppliers, around a third of which are small and medium sized businesses. Open Source IP telephony specialist Foehn is already a certified supplier on the UK Government’s G-Cloud and Digital Marketplace.

The adoption and use of IP telephony across the public sector is growing and its increasing popularity is reflected in the fact that it has been allocated its own lot as one of ten in the new agreement.

In particular, Foehn’s expertise in Open Source enables the company to reduce private and public sector telephony costs, increase efficiencies and transform business practices. For example, the company recently helped Boston Borough Council to almost halve its annual telephony costs by helping the local authority to switch to an IP telephony system.

“Part of the objective of the new framework is to enable smaller, innovative telephony providers such as Foehn to trade with the public sector,” explains Julian Barrow, Sales Director for Foehn. “New and emerging IP telephony systems not only present government bodies with the opportunity to reduce their communications costs but actually they can also achieve a lot more than they did previously, including productivity improvements and efficiency gains.”

Awarded by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the Network Services agreement is expected to save the public sector approximately 16%, releasing savings of at least £59million.

The ten lots within the agreement are: IP telephony services, data access services, local connectivity services, traditional telephony services, inbound telephony services, mobile voice and data services, paging services, video conferencing services, audio conferencing services; and integrated communications.

With Foehn, councils can save up to 40% of their overall phone system costs. To find out more, visit:Deliver better for less.

Press Information:
Glen Goldsmith
Tel: 01483 811234 / 07812 766338

Editors Notes

About Foehn

Foehn is a leading communication systems integrator, delivering IP telephony and contact centre solutions to the private and public sectors. We are an innovative, flexible and attentive SME and what also makes us different is that we are passionate about Open Source technology. It enables us to provide innovative solutions that are more feature rich, easily integrated and cheaper than the proprietary platforms from legacy multi-national vendors.

Foehn is proud to be a member of the Government's G-Cloud and Digital Marketplace framework, as well as being selected as provider of IP telephony services on the Government's new Network Services framework. Foehn can transform IP telephony for public sector organisations, improve efficiencies and reduce fixed telephony costs by as much as 40%.

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