Daisy Group and BT strengthen relationship

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Daisy Group plc and BT Wholesale have announced a new strategic agreement involving the supply of BT’s wholesale calls, Ethernet and broadband products to Daisy’s customer base.

In addition, the deal also sees a strengthening of the existing partnership between Daisy’s ServAssure division and BT Group for the provision of maintenance and engineering services.

Daisy tendered its carrier pre-selection (CPS) traffic to six UK carriers earlier in the year. BT Wholesale was the successful bidder and, after a period of migration, Daisy will route the majority of its business customers’ voice services over the BT network.

As part of the new partnership, Daisy, through its ServAssure division, will become the leading third party supplier of PBX related maintenance and engineering services to BT, although BT will maintain relationships with other suppliers.

This strengthened relationship will give Daisy a platform to continue to build on its success with BT’s 21st Century Network (21CN) data portfolio, which includes Ethernet in the First Mile, Fibre to the Cabinet, Fibre to the Premises and national Ethernet services – contributing to the growth of BT’s next generation service platform.

Matthew Riley, Chief Executive Officer, Daisy Group plc, said, “Daisy has a long standing relationship with BT and now, having grown to become one of the UK’s leading providers of unified communications, we have been able to build on this partnership to consolidate further our supply chain.

“We are also pleased that our enhanced supplier relationship with BT recognises the hard work of our engineering teams throughout the UK, and that we can now add BT’s next generation broadband and Ethernet products to our data portfolio, boosting the quality of the offering we can provide to our SME and Mid Market customers.”

Nigel Stagg, Chief Executive Officer of BT Wholesale, said. “We are delighted to have won Daisy’s wholesale calls business and to be able to deepen the partnership between Daisy and Servassure. Extending our already strong supplier relationship will help Daisy to continue to grow and we look forward to working on new opportunities together.”